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OUR STORY

The LA84 Foundation, a legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games, transforms lives and communities through its support of youth sports programs.

OUR STORY

The LA84 Foundation, a legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games, transforms lives and communities through its support of youth sports programs.


A LEADER IN YOUTH SPORTS

The LA84 Foundation is a nationally recognized leader in support of youth sport programs and public education about the role of sports in positive youth development. The foundation, with 30 years of on-the-ground experience, has supported thousands of Southern California youth sports organizations through grant making, while also training coaches, commissioning research, convening conferences and acting as a national thought leader on important youth sports issues. LA84 levels the playing field so that sport is accessible to all children, while elevating the field of youth sports as an integral part of American life.


WHY SPORTS MATTER

of Los Angeles youth do not obtain the recommended amount of exercise each week

of low-income youth in Los Angeles are overweight or obese

of LA public high school athletes graduate

Source: LAUSD, “Athletic Data – Attendance, Graduation Rates and Grade Point Averages,” 2014.


OUR IMPACT


FEATURED GRANTEES

Take a deeper look into the remarkable work, impact and stories of LA84’s grantee programs as they transform the lives of youth across Southern California through sport.

Beyond the Bell
Since its inception in 2000, LAUSD’s Beyond the Bell Branch (BTB) has been responsible for the operation and supervision of
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Pure Game
Pure Game is a nonprofit organization created in 2009 with the mission to teach character values to youth through an
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Lake Casitas Rowing Association
Lake Casitas Rowing Association (LCRA) is located in Ventura County and offers rowing lessons and competitive youth rowing teams to
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The LA84 Foundation is proud to support young athletes and coaches, while evaluating the socio-emotional, health and academic outcomes of youth sports. LA84 creates sports opportunities for all kids and promotes the importance of sports in positive youth development.