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Feb 04, 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...

Jan 27, 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...

Dec 08, 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...

Nov 18, 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...

Oct 31, 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...

Oct 30, 2015, 13:44 ET

U.S. Soccer Star Cobi Jones And Olympian Tamara Christopherson Among Leaders To Dedicate World-Class Public Soccer Fields For LA Youth

The first phase of a major renovation to the 26-acre Ferraro Fields soccer complex at Griffith Park will be unveiled by former U.S. Soccer National...

Jun 01, 2015, 03:01 ET

Statement From The LA84 Foundation

 Anita L. DeFrantz, who has served the LA84 Foundation as its President for the last 28 years and has been a staff member for 30 years,...

May 28, 2015, 17:00 ET

LA84 and Big 5 Partner To Support Swim Lessons For 20,000 Kids At 100 Southland Pools This Summer

The LA84 Foundation and Big 5 Sporting Goods are teaming up to make a big splash this summer to benefit 20,000 children throughout the Southland....

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. ...