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On October 27th, 2017, please join us for the Sixth Annual LA84 Foundation Summit at the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. We look forward to bringing together more than 300 civic leaders, sports executives, non-profit leaders, national sports experts, and Olympic and Paralympic athletes for a full day of thought-provoking and forward-thinking content focused on youth sports advancement.

Our theme this year is The New Era of Youth Sports: Play for All with a focus on equity and inclusion and innovative ways to ensure that all youth have equal access to sport as a way to promote positive development and life-long wellbeing.

Through keynotes, panels and breakout sessions, featured speakers will share insights on the latest trends in youth sports, to share best practices on how to harness the power of technology, collaboration and innovation to increase access and drive social change through sport and structured play and to inspire with personal stories of impact on how sports has transformed lives on and off the field of play.

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Commentator, Journalist, Musician, and Producer [tf_popup link="39226" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Sal Masekela

Commentator, Journalist, Musician, and Producer Full Bio
Most Decorated Athlete in Track

Allyson Felix

Most Decorated Athlete in Track & Field History Full Bio
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Champion, ESPN Analyst and Reporter [tf_popup link="39210" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Julie Foudy

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Champion, ESPN Analyst and Reporter Full Bio
President

Renata Simril

President & CEO, LA84 Foundation Full Bio
Co-founder and Executive Director, PeacePlayers International [tf_popup link="39189" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Brendan Tuohey

Co-founder and Executive Director, PeacePlayers International Full Bio
Anchor, SportsCenter [tf_popup link="39190" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Cari Champion

Anchor, SportsCenter Full Bio
President, L.A. Villa F.C. [tf_popup link="39192" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Catherine Dávila

President, L.A. Villa F.C. Full Bio
California's First Female High School Varsity and College Football Coach and Mother of Caylin Moore, 2017 Rhodes Scholar [tf_popup link="39193" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

CJ "Coach CeJai" Taylor Moore, J.D.

California’s First Female High School Varsity and College Football Coach and Mother of Caylin Moore, 2017 Rhodes Scholar Full Bio
Executive Director, The Grizzlies Foundation [tf_popup link="39194" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Diane Terrell

Executive Director, The Grizzlies Foundation Full Bio
Vice President, Entertainment

Eric Reed

Vice President, Entertainment & Tech Policy, Verizon Full Bio
Founder and Executive Director, Urban Dove [tf_popup link="39205" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Jai Nanda

Founder and Executive Director, Urban Dove Full Bio
President, KCRW [tf_popup link="39206" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Jennifer Ferro

President, KCRW Full Bio
Vice President, Community Relations

Joanne Pasternack

Vice President, Community Relations & Executive Director, Warriors Community Foundation – Golden State Warriors Full Bio
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School [tf_popup link="39208" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

John Ratey

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Full Bio
Director of Youth Baseball Development, Philadelphia Phillies [tf_popup link="39209" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Jon Joaquin

Director of Youth Baseball Development, Philadelphia Phillies Full Bio
Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Reebok International [tf_popup link="39211" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Kathleen Tullie

Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Reebok International Full Bio
Executive Director, Falcons Youth and Family Services [tf_popup link="39212" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Keith Johnson

Executive Director, Falcons Youth and Family Services Full Bio
Site Coordinator, Beyond the Bell Youth Services [tf_popup link="39213" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Keith Ramirez

Site Coordinator, Beyond the Bell Youth Services Full Bio
CEO, Global Sport Institute [tf_popup link="39214" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Kenneth Shropshire

CEO, Global Sport Institute Full Bio
Vice President – External Affairs, Los Angeles Chargers [tf_popup link="39215" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Kimberley Layton

Vice President – External Affairs, Los Angeles Chargers Full Bio
Executive Director, Playworks Southern California [tf_popup link="39216" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

LaVal Brewer

Executive Director, Playworks Southern California Full Bio
Founder, Street Soccer USA [tf_popup link="39217" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Lawrence Cann

Founder, Street Soccer USA Full Bio
Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools Inc. [tf_popup link="39218" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Liz Wolfson

Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools Inc. Full Bio
Outdoor Community Advocate, Latino Outdoors [tf_popup link="39219" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Maricela Rosales

Outdoor Community Advocate, Latino Outdoors Full Bio
Executive Vice President, External Affairs, AEG [tf_popup link="39220" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Martha Saucedo

Executive Vice President, External Affairs, AEG Full Bio
Executive Director, Alliance of Women Coaches [tf_popup link="39221" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Megan Kahn

Executive Director, Alliance of Women Coaches Full Bio
Three-time US National Champion, United States Fencing Team [tf_popup link="39222" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Natalie Vie

Three-time US National Champion, United States Fencing Team Full Bio
PhD Candidate in Skateboarding Culture and First Lecturer of Skateboarding Business, Media and Culture in the United States [tf_popup link="39223" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Neftalie Williams

PhD Candidate in Skateboarding Culture and First Lecturer of Skateboarding Business, Media and Culture in the United States Full Bio
Director of Planning

Pablo Garcia

Director of Planning & Special Projects, United States Soccer Federation Full Bio
Vice President – Brand, Dick’s Sporting Goods and co-Executive Director, Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation [tf_popup link="39225" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Ryan Eckel

Vice President – Brand, Dick’s Sporting Goods and co-Executive Director, Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation Full Bio
Co-Founder

Sam Polk

Co-Founder & CEO, Everytable Full Bio
Executive Director, Yalla San Diego [tf_popup link="39228" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Sarah Cooper

Executive Director, Yalla San Diego Full Bio
Brotherhood Crusade Youth Member [tf_popup link="39229" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Sarah Robinson

Brotherhood Crusade Youth Member Full Bio
High School Senior, Long Beach Poly

Sophey Carbajal

High School Senior, Long Beach Poly
Founder and President, STOKED [tf_popup link="39186" color="#fff"]Full Bio[/tf_popup]

Steve Larosiliere

Founder and President, STOKED Full Bio
Research Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University

Tiffany Berry

Research Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University & Associate Director, Claremont Evaluation Center Full Bio
Executive Director

Vinicius Tinoco

Executive Director & Founder, Next Up Foundation Full Bio

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Friday, October 27
8:00am - 9:00amRegistration & Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 9:05amWelcome Remarks with Summit emcee, Julie Foudy (Two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup Champion, ESPN Analyst and Reporter)
9:10am - 9:25amKickoff: Expanding the Legacy: Play for All
Renata Simril (President and CEO, LA84 Foundation)
9:30am - 9:45amOlympic Update: LA2028 Olympic Legacy: Universal Access
9:50am - 10:10am Interview: Making an Impact: Sports as a Foundation for Life
CJ “Coach CeJai” Taylor Moore (California's First Female High School Varsity and College Football Coach, Mother of Caylin Moore, 2017 Rhodes Scholar) & Keith Johnson (Executive Director, Falcons Youth and Family Services)
10:15am - 10:45amPanel Discussion: Play to Succeed: Impact of Sports in School
Jai Nanda (Founder and Executive Director, Urban Dove), Liz Wolfson (Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools Inc.) & LaVal Brewer (Executive Director, Playworks Southern California) moderated by Dr. John Ratey (Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School)
10:50am - 11:10amInterview/Research Showcase: The Data: The Power of School-Based Sports
Dr. Tiffany Berry (Research Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University & Associate Director, Claremont Evaluation Center) & Keith Ramirez (Site Coordinator, Beyond the Bell Youth Services) with Pablo Garcia (Director of Planning & Special Projects, United States Soccer Federation)
11:10am - 11:25amBreak
11:25am - 12:05pm Panel Discussion: Sports Biodiversity: Creating Opportunities and Access
Natalie Vie (Three-time US National Champion, United States Fencing Team), Vina Tinoco (Executive Director & Founder, Next Up), Maricela Rosales (Outdoor Community Advocate, Latino Outdoors) & Dave Prodan (SVP of Global Brand Identity, World Surf League) moderated by Neftalie Williams (First Lecturer of Skateboarding Business, Media and Culture in the United States)
12:10pm - 12:35pmConversation: Mentorship, Sports Culture + Youth Empowerment
Sal Masekela (Commentator, journalist, musician, and producer) & Steve Larosiliere (Founder and President, STOKED)
12:40pm - 1:00pmInterview: From Skateboarding to Juice Bars: Shifting Culture in South LA
Thomas James (Co-founder, Tropics) & Daniel Desure (Founder, Commonwealth Projects) with Sam Polk (Co-Founder & CEO, Everytable)
1:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch Keynote/Interview: Right to Play: From LA to International Communities
Allyson Felix (Most Decorated Athlete in Track & Field History) with Cari Champion (Anchor, SportsCenter)
SPORTS BEYOND THE FIELD: HOW SPORTS IMPACTS SOCIETY
2:15pm – 3:00pm Break Out Sessions
Panel Discussion: Game Changers: Getting Women Coaches in the Game
Dr. Julie Show (Director of Education, Women’s Sports Foundation), Catherine Dávila (President, L.A. Villa F.C.), Megan Kahn (Executive Director, Alliance of Women Coaches) with Jennifer Ferro (President, KCRW)
Panel Discussion: Professional Sports: Beyond Photo Opp Philanthropy
Diane Terrell (Executive Director, The Grizzlies Foundation), Kimberley Layton (Vice President – External Affairs, Los Angeles Chargers), Joanne Pasternack (Vice President, Community Relations & Executive Director, Warriors Community Foundation - Golden State Warriors) & Jon Joaquin (Director of Youth Baseball Development, Philadelphia Phillies) moderated by Martha Saucedo (Executive Vice President, External Affairs, AEG)
Panel Discussion: Bridging the Divide: Corporate Brands Impacting Youth Sports and Play
Kathleen Tullie (Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Reebok International) & Ryan Eckel (Vice President – Brand, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Co-Executive Director, Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation) moderated by Eric Reed (Vice President - Entertainment & Tech Policy, Verizon)
3:10pm - 3:40pmPanel Discussion: The Transformative Power of Sports: Building Communities
Lawrence Cann (Founder and CEO, Street Soccer USA), Sarah Cooper (Executive Director, Yalla San Diego), Brendan Tuohey (Co-founder and Executive Director, PeacePlayers International) moderated by Kenneth Shropshire (CEO, Global Sport Institute)
3:45pm - 3:55 pm Power Talk: Redefining Excellence
Mallory Weggemann (Paralympic swimmer, Team USA)
4:00pm - 4:30pmPanel Discussion: Voices from the Field
Sarah Robinson (Brotherhood Crusade Youth Member) & Sophey Carbajal (High School Senior, LB Poly) moderated by Julie Foudy
4:35pm - 5:00pmKeynote/Interview: Inspiring and Delivering the Next Generation of Youth Sports
5:05pm - 5:15pmClosing Remarks
Renata Simril and Julie Foudy
5:15 - 6:15pm Reception

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ABOUT LA84 SUMMIT 2016

On October 27, 2016, the LA84 Foundation hosted over 400 civic leaders, sports industry executives, top athletes and difference-makers in the youth sports sphere at its Fifth Annual Summit. Themed Playing Forward: The Present and Future of Youth Sports, the Summit highlighted the foundation’s commitment to leveling the playing field and reinforcing the importance of youth sports. Speakers included Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Kings President Luc Robitaille and Chairman of the LA 2028 Bid Committee Casey Wasserman, as well as Olympians Janet Evans, Ibtihaj Muhammad and Gary Hall Jr. among others. See highlights, event information, and learn more about the Summit below.

Articles

VIDEOS

Stories from the Rio Olympics

Four 2016 Olympians and Paralympians share their journeys.

Elevating the Field of Youth Sports

LA84 President & CEO Renata Simril speaks about LA84’s new path.

The Olympic Effect

LA 2024 leaders discuss the Olympic impact on youth sports.

Lex Gillette Sings the National Anthem

The Paralympic star shows off another incredible talent.

Voices from the Field

Five young athletes tackle the biggest issues in youth sports.

Recapping a Game-Changing Day

LA84 President & CEO Renata Simril and Julie Foudy recap the 2016 LA84 Summit.

2016 LA84 SUMMIT SPONSORS

Thank you to all those that helped make the Summit possible!