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LAUSD Middle Schools Benefit from Latest LA84 Youth Sports Grants

June 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (June 18, 2015) — Every middle school in LAUSD will be among the beneficiaries of the latest round of youth sports grants announced today by the LA84 Foundation. A total of $1.3 million is being awarded to 38 regional youth sports organizations that together reach nearly 34,000 children, including youth with disabilities. This… More »


Statement from the LA84 Foundation

May 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2015) – Anita L. DeFrantz, who has served the LA84 Foundation as its President for the last 28 years and has been a staff member for 30 years, announced that she is stepping away from her work at the Foundation. “It has been a wonderful place to work, and a privilege… More »


LA84 & BIG 5 Partner to Support Swim Lessons for Kids at 100 Southland Pools this Summer

May 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES (May 28, 2015) – The LA84 Foundation and Big 5 Sporting Goods are teaming up to make a big splash this summer to benefit 20,000 children throughout the Southland. The two organizations are partnering on the Summer Swim program, which will provide swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming instruction at free or… More »

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LA84 Foundation Pledges Support of 2015 Special Olympics World Games

March 11, 2015

LOS ANGELES (March 10, 2015) – The LA84 Foundation announced a partnership today between the foundation and Southern California Olympians and Paralympians in support of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.  The foundation has made a $250,000 grant to the 2015 Special Olympics World Games to help cover athlete and equipment expenses as well as… More »


LA84 Celebrates 30th Year With More Than $1.68 Million in Grants

January 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES (January 22, 2015) — The LA84 Foundation Board of Directors announced today more than $1.68 million in grants to benefit 22 youth sports organizations in Southern California. Originally endowed with 40% of the surplus funds from the 1984 Olympic Games thirty years ago, LA84 is the region’s leading supporter of youth sports, and… More »