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Jun 30, 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....


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...


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...


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...


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...