A nonprofit foundation endowed with surplus funds from the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles announced Thursday that it awarded nearly $1.7 million in grants to 14 school-based and community youth sports organizations.
“In a time where we need to come together more than ever to keep our youth engaged, active and healthy, sports give us a common bond and a way to invest in our future leaders,” said LA84 Foundation President and CEO Renata Simril. “LA84 is proud to support grantees that empower youth to accomplish anything they put their mind to, on and off the field.”
The grants include $60,000 to teach swimming to third-graders at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, $75,000 to create a street soccer program for homeless youth, and $500,000 for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Beyond The Bell Program.
LA84 has invested more than $230 million throughout Southern California’s communities over the last 30 years.
— City News Service