A group of active, civically engaged young athletes, the Student Athletes in Motion (SAMbassadors) serve as an advisory board for the foundation, offering guidance about grants, programs and activities.

SAMbassadors

A group of active, civically engaged young athletes, the Student Athletes in Motion (SAMbassadors) serve as an advisory board for the foundation, offering guidance about grants, programs and activities.

MEET THE
SAMbassadors

 
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THE SAMbassadors

Wilson HS (Long Beach)
Cross Country, Track

Sabrina Del Bello

Wilson HS (Long Beach) Cross Country, Track
Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies
Soccer, Cross Country

Raymond Taylor

Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies Soccer, Cross Country
Redondo Union HS
Cycling, Tennis, Track

Kayla Novak

Redondo Union HS Cycling, Tennis, Track
Millikan HS
Water Polo (multi-sports)

Willis Atkinson

Millikan HS Water Polo (multi-sports)
Venice HS
Water Polo, Swimming, Diving, Synchro, Cheerleading

Kaitlyn Reyes

Venice HS Water Polo, Swimming, Diving, Synchro, Cheerleading
Foshay Learning Center
Cross Country

Brian Portillo

Foshay Learning Center Cross Country
Harvard-Westlake HS
Soccer

Bridget Stokdyk

Harvard-Westlake HS Soccer
Loyola HS


Multi-Sports

Collin Flintoft

Loyola HS Multi-Sports
Marlborough HS


Multi-Sports

Emily Beutner

Marlborough HS Multi-Sports
KIPP Academy


Football

Steven Marks

KIPP Academy Football
San Pedro HS


Soccer, Track

Marisa Davalos

San Pedro HS Soccer, Track
Bert Lynn MS


2 Sports

Jonathan Lee

Bert Lynn MS 2 Sports
Sierra Canyon School


2 Sports

Emmi Eisner

Sierra Canyon School 2 Sports
Loyola HS




Track

Carson Simril

Loyola HS Track & Field
Foshay Learning Center




Cross Country

Danica Romero

Foshay Learning Center Cross Country
Verbum Dei HS




Football

Malcolm Wilson

Verbum Dei HS Football
Venice HS






Aquatics

SaraJoy Salib

Venice HS Aquatics
Odyssey Charter School






Soccer

Kayode Dyson

Odyssey Charter School Soccer
Rosemont Elementary
Multiple Sports

Nathan Balauag

Rosemont Elementary Multiple Sports
Loyola HS






Football

George Caratan

Loyola HS Football
Augustus Hawkins HS






Basketball, Football

Jaiher Douglas

Augustus Hawkins HS Basketball, Football
Brentwood School


Track

Ezra Frech

Brentwood School Track & Field
Windward School








Skateboarding

Leah Ho

Windward School Skateboarding
Rosemont Elementary








Multiple Sports

Christian Rodriguez Diaz

Rosemont Elementary Multiple Sports

SAMbassador News

ABOUT SAM

Sam the Eagle, popularly known as Sam, was born on August 4, 1980, one day after the Closing Ceremony of the Moscow Olympic Games. Sam served as the official mascot of the 1984 Olympic Games, making public appearances and lending his/her image to Olympic publications and memorabilia. Sam’s parents, Walt Disney Productions, gave Sam seven colors – red, white, dark blue, light blue, yellow, black and brown. Sam’s physique, which is highly unusual if not unique among eagles, enables Sam to take part in a wide range of Olympic sports. As an eagle, Sam embodies the national symbol of the United States and the Olympic Motto: Higher, Faster, Stronger. Since 1984, Sam has remained active in the Olympic Movement, frequently participating in events that promote the Olympic Spirit.

 

 

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LA84 Youth Ambassador Responsibilities & Opportunities

The LA84 Youth Ambassador criteria and responsibilities include:

  • Maintain good grades in school
  • Be currently active in a structured sports program
  • Is or is seeking to become civically involved and is inspired by the Olympic values
  • Supports the work of the LA84 Foundation – Life Ready Through Sports
  • Attend two meetings a year at LA84 Foundation headquarters
  • Provide feedback, guidance and advice on LA84 Foundation work, service areas and impact

LA84 Youth Ambassador will have the opportunity to be:

  • Listed on the LA84 website as an LA84 Youth Ambassador
  • Invited to attend/volunteer at LA84 events and programs
  • Invited to attend LA84 hosted receptions and press events for Olympic athletes/teams
  • Interviewed for possible internships with LA84 during the summer months
  • Invited to do volunteer work, including performing as our Foundation mascot, Sam the Eagle, at events