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LA84 Board Approves New Round Of Grants Totaling $1.3 Million; Frank Sanchez Tapped as Board Chair

June 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES (June 18, 2014) – Today, the LA84 Foundation Board of Directors approved $1.3 million in grants to 29 community sports programs serving youth across the eight southernmost counties of California. This brings the grants total this year to $3.1 million, with one more round of allocations scheduled for October of this year. As… More »


LA84 President Anita DeFrantz Honored by Prestigious Coaching Associations

June 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES (June 16, 2014) – Two nationally recognized coaching organizations have bestowed honors on LA84 President Anita L. DeFrantz for her decades of achievement and leadership in sport. DeFrantz, the captain of the 1976 Olympic bronze medal women’s rowing team, was selected for induction into the Women’s College Rowing Coaches Hall of Fame. She… More »

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LA84 Foundation Applauds President Obama’s Support For Curbing Concussions in Youth Sports

May 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES (May 29, 2014) – At today’s precedent-setting White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, President Obama voiced his support for increased research and broader awareness on the pressing issue of concussions in youth sports. The LA84 Foundation, one of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations supporting youth sports, has been addressing this… More »

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LA84 to Host 2014 U.S. Olympic Academy

April 14, 2014

LA84 Foundation President Anita L. DeFrantz and U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun will lead a program of Olympians, Paralympians, sport administrators, scholars and journalists at the 2014 U.S. Olympic Academy, on April 15.  The theme of the invitation-only conference will be athlete development and its relationship to Olympic values.  The 2014 U.S. Olympic Academy… More »


LA84 & LA Clippers Celebrate 30th Anniversary of LA84 Olympic Games

March 26, 2014

The LA84 Foundation and the LA Clippers celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 Olympic Games, March 22, during the Clippers game against the Detroit Pistons. LA84 Board Member Rafer Johnson and President Anita L. DeFrantz were introduced to the crowd at halftime, which included a video presentation on the Staples Center Live 4HD Scoreboard… More »