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LA84 Awards 26 Grants to Support Youth Development Through Sport

February 4, 2016

LOS ANGELES (February 4, 2016)— The LA84 Foundation, a legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games and the nationally recognized leader in support of youth sports, today announced it has awarded $1.3 million in grants for the first quarter of 2016. The 26 grants announced today are to nonprofit organizations which will engage over 38,000 youth… More »


Anita DeFrantz Passes Torch to New LA84 President Renata Simril

January 29, 2016

Mayor Eric Garcetti, 1984 LA Olympic Organizing Committee President Peter Ueberroth, LA24 Chairman Casey Wasserman, Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson and USOC CEO Scott Blackmun joined 250 other guests Thursday night, at the LA84 Foundation in Los Angeles, to honor Anita DeFrantz following her retirement as foundation president.  Ms. DeFrantz passed an Olympic torch from the… More »


LA84 Grants Support Youth Sports Programs Ranging From Running & Rowing to Basketball & Boxing

November 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES (November 18, 2015) –The LA84 Foundation announced grants that will help provide highly-needed facilities, staff and equipment for a wide array of youth sports programs across Southern California, including cycling, running, soccer, martial arts, swimming, and rowing, among others. A total of $771,758 is being awarded to 30 organizations to support programs that… More »


LA Business & Civic Leader Renata Simril to Succeed Longtime President Anita DeFrantz at LA84 Foundation

November 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (November 18, 2015) – The LA84 Foundation, the leading funder of youth sports programs in Southern California, has named Renata Simril as its next president and chief executive officer. A seasoned executive, Ms. Simril brings more than two decades of leadership experience in government, professional sports, management, and civic engagement, as well as… More »


$10.5 Million Public Soccer Field for L.A. Youth in Griffith Park

November 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES (October 31, 2015) – City leaders, Olympians, and youth soccer players came together today to unveil the first phase of a major renovation to the city’s largest soccer facility, the 26-acre Ferraro Fields soccer complex at Griffith Park. The first four fields unveiled today are dedicated exclusively to youth soccer and feature long-lasting… More »

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