LA84 New Home Base for Southern California Olympians and Paralympians
The Southern California Olympians & Paralympians (SCOP) Olympic alumni group will move the organization’s base of operations to the headquarters of the LA84 Foundation and collaborate with the foundation in a range of other productive ways, leaders from both organizations said today.
This closer relationship will be on display tonight at the LA84 Foundation’s headquarters in Los Angeles, when LA84, SCOP, and LA2024 co-host a “Welcome Home from Rio” Reception for more than twenty athletes who participated in the recent Rio Olympic Games.
Team USA members scheduled to attend include fencing bronze medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and beach volleyball bronze medalist, April Ross. LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman and Vice Chair and Olympian Janet Evans, LA84 President and CEO Renata Simril, Southern California Olympians and Paralympians President Tamara Jenkins and board members of LA84 and LA2024 are among other anticipated guests.
“The LA84 Foundation is happy to welcome SCOP closer into our work,” said LA84’s Simril. “LA84 and SCOP will collaborate to promote Olympic values and heritage and to help LA84 continue to inspire the next generation of leaders and Olympic athletes.”
“We are delighted to partner with the LA84 Foundation,” said SCOP President Tamara Jenkins. “We are the largest and oldest Olympic alumni group in the county and it’s fitting that we will be located at the foundation which is the legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games.”