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Jul 28, 2014, 13:00 ET

Olympic Legends Join L.A. Leaders To Celebrate Ferraro Fields Renewal In Honor Of 30th Anniversary Of The 1984 Games In Los Angeles

 Thirty years to the day after he ascended the Coliseum steps and lit the flame to open the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, track and field...

Jun 18, 2014, 18:53 ET

LA84 Board Approves New Round Of Grants Totaling $1.3 Million; Will Reach 35,000 Youth Across Southern California

 Today, the LA84 Foundation Board of Directors approved $1.3 million in grants to 29 community sports programs serving youth across the eight...

Jun 16, 2014, 13:42 ET

LA84 President Anita DeFrantz Honored By Prestigious Coaching Associations

Two nationally recognized coaching organizations have bestowed honors on LA84 President Anita L. DeFrantz for her decades of achievement and...

May 29, 2014, 21:23 ET

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

 At today's precedent-setting White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, President Obama voiced his support for increased...

Jan 24, 2014, 15:33 ET

Los Angeles Dodgers President And CEO Stan Kasten Joins LA84 Foundation Board

 For more than three decades, Los Angeles Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten has led many successful professional sports franchises across...

Jan 22, 2014, 19:15 ET

Olympic Legacy Thrives With Latest Round Of LA84 Grants

 As the world's focus turns to the Olympic Games in Sochi, the LA84 Foundation is keeping the Olympic spirit alive among young athletes in Los...

Dec 02, 2013, 11:00 ET

The LA84 Foundation Confronts Concussions In Youth Football

 With national concern on the rise over the dangers of brain injuries in football and youth sports more generally, the LA84 Foundation has...

Nov 08, 2013, 15:11 ET

Leading L.A. Sports Advocate Honored For Life Service To Rowing

 Today, LA84 Foundation President and International Olympic Committee Member Anita L. DeFrantz was honored by the International Rowing...

Oct 23, 2013, 17:58 ET

The LA84 Foundation Awards $500K For Local Youth Sports Programs

 The LA84 Foundation, which continues to invest proceeds from the 1984 Games to support non-profit organizations in eight counties across...

Oct 16, 2013, 12:00 ET

Three Top Brands To Sponsor LA84 Foundation's 2013 Summit

 Samsung Electronics is leading a dream team of corporate sponsors supporting the 2nd Annual LA84 Foundation Summit, to be held tomorrow at the...

Oct 15, 2013, 15:30 ET

The LA84 Foundation Earns National Recognition In Sports Philanthropy

This week, the LA84 Foundation will be recognized by two national sports advocacy organizations for its efforts to support and promote youth sports...

Sep 16, 2013, 13:26 ET

LA84 Foundation Taps Corporate Marketing Executive Robert Wagner To Fill Newly Created Position Of Vice President Of Partnerships

 Senior marketing executive Robert Wagner is joining the LA84 Foundation in the newly-created role of Vice President of Partnerships. ...

Sep 10, 2013, 20:57 ET

LA84 Foundation President Anita DeFrantz Elected to the IOC Executive Board

LA84 Foundation President Anita DeFrantz has been elected to the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).  DeFrantz was...

Aug 15, 2013, 12:00 ET

LA84 Foundation And Leading Researchers Tackle Controversial Youth Football Safety Issue

Should youth be allowed to participate in tackle football -- or is the practice too dangerous for children under the age of 14? This Sunday, August...

Aug 09, 2013, 12:00 ET

Hundreds Of Kids Prepare To Compete In LA84 Foundation Summer Swim Festival Saturday, August 10

 As summer winds down for school-age children across Los Angeles, the LA84 Foundation is hosting a massive swim meet for hundreds of novice...

Jun 25, 2013, 14:28 ET

LA84 Foundation Named A Finalist For National Sports Award

The LA84 Foundation, which continues to invest the proceeds from the 1984 Olympic Games, is a finalist for the Steve Patterson Award for Excellence...

Jun 17, 2013, 13:23 ET

LA84 Foundation Awards More Than $1.5 Million To Support Youth Sports Programs Across Southern California

 The LA84 Foundation, which continues to invest proceeds from the 1984 Games to support non-profit organizations in eight counties in the...

Jun 07, 2013, 11:00 ET

LA84 Foundation Makes A Splash With Its 2013 Summer Swim Program

 Learning to swim can create a lifelong passion – or save a life. Just ask Janet Evans. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and mother of...

Jun 05, 2013, 12:00 ET

Olympic Gold Medalist Janet Evans Joins LA84 Foundation To Kick Off 2013 Summer Swim Program

As public pools open across Los Angeles for the summer season, the LA84 Foundation is doing its part to promote swim safety. The statistics are...