The LA84 Foundation will host its sixth annual Youth Sports Summit on October 27 at the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE. The 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.
The Summit will bring together more than 300 civic leaders, sports executives, non-profit leaders, national sports experts, and Olympic and Paralympic athletes to 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. Featured speakers include commentator Sal Masekela, two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion Julie Foudy, the most decorated track and field athlete in history, Allyson Felix, and more! Full speakers and panels list will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for the summit can be purchased at la84.org/summit/. Early bird pricing is available until September 12.
For over 30 years, the LA84 Foundation has experienced first-hand the power of sport to change lives. The foundation’s funding, focus and advocacy has positively impacted more than 3 million under-served and under-resourced youth, supported over 2,200 organizations and trained 80,000 coaches. With the prospects of hosting a third Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles nearing a final decision, we are ready to take our work to even greater heights as we begin to build a new legacy for the next generation.