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30 Jun, 2016, 16:27 ET LA84 Awards 46 Grants To Boost Youth Development Through Sport

 The LA84 Foundation announced today that it is awarding nearly $2 million in grants to 46 youth sports organizations in Southern California....


04 Feb, 2016, 14:06 ET LA84 Foundation Awards 26 Grants To Support Youth Development Through Sport

The LA84 Foundation, a legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games and the nationally recognized leader in support of youth sports, today announced it has...


27 Jan, 2016, 14:36 ET Passing The Olympic Torch: Leaders To Gather Jan. 28 To Honor Anita DeFrantz For Three Decades Of Service; Welcome New LA84 President And CEO Renata Simril

 An esteemed lineup of Olympic, business, political and community leaders will come together this Thursday evening to honor longtime LA84...


08 Dec, 2015, 13:27 ET New Round Of LA84 Grants Support Array Of Youth Sports Programs Ranging From Running And Rowing To Basketball And Boxing

The LA84 Foundation today announced grants that will help provide highly-needed facilities, staff and equipment for a wide array of youth sports...


18 Nov, 2015, 16:53 ET LA Business And Civic Leader Renata Simril To Succeed Longtime President Anita DeFrantz As Head Of The LA84 Foundation

The LA84 Foundation, the leading funder of youth sports programs in Southern California, has named Renata Simril as its next president and chief...


31 Oct, 2015, 13:00 ET Olympic Legends Join City Leaders To Unveil First Phase Of Renovated, World-Class Public Soccer Fields For L.A. Youth In Griffith Park

 City leaders, Olympians, and youth soccer players came together today to unveil the first phase of a major renovation to the city's largest...


28 Jul, 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...


29 May, 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...


24 Jan, 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...


02 Dec, 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...


08 Nov, 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...


23 Oct, 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...


16 Oct, 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...


15 Oct, 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...


16 Sep, 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. ...


10 Sep, 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...


15 Aug, 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...


09 Aug, 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...


25 Jun, 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...


17 Jun, 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...


07 Jun, 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...


05 Jun, 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...