THE LA84 FOUNDATION AND THE LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM TO HONOR PETER V. UEBERROTH WITH A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE IN COLISEUM’S MEMORIAL COURT OF HONOR
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 26, 2022) – Peter V. Ueberroth, President of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, LA84 Foundation Founding Board Member and most recently Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be inducted on Oct. 3, 2022, into the Los Angeles Coliseum’s Memorial Court of Honor with a commemorative plaque.
The Memorial Court of Honor is located within the Coliseum’s iconic Peristyle arches and includes 62 commemorative plaques. Ueberroth will be celebrated for his impact on the history, growth and glory of the Coliseum.
“It is fitting that Peter V. Ueberroth will be immortalized with this plaque at an important landmark such as the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on our city’s landscape, because everyone who interacts with Peter feels important and valued,” said Renata Simril, President & CEO of the LA84 Foundation.
“All of our lives have been touched by Peter since he was the driving force behind organizing the 1984 Summer Olympics. His vision of generosity and inclusion through sport continues to inspire our work at the LA84 Foundation, and positively impact children across our region. This plaque will celebrate his impact on Los Angeles for generations to appreciate.”
Peter V. Ueberroth is an enduring and world-renowned leader in sport. After several years in the private sector, Ueberroth served as the President of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, leading the Games to unprecedented success.
He was named Time Magazine‘s Man of the Year in 1984. After, Ueberroth was Commissioner of Major League Baseball for five years, and most recently served as Chairman of the United States Olympic Committee, concluding after the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He has been in private business and philanthropic pursuits in the years since.
His lifetime work helped reinvigorate the Olympic movement and brought financial stability to the U.S. Olympic Committee. He is a member of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, as well as the Team USA Water Polo Hall of Fame.
Born in Evanston, Illinois, Ueberroth played football, baseball and swam in high school before attending San Jose State University, where he was a member of the water polo team. Ueberroth has also authored a best-selling book entitled, “Made in America.”
10:00am – 1:00pm PST on Oct. 3, 2022
Program: 10:30am – 11:30am PST
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3911 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Speakers will include:
- Renata Simril, LA84 Foundation President & CEO
- Mayor Eric Garcetti
- Edwin Moses, 1984 Olympian, Track & Field
- Benita Fitzgerald, 1984 Olympian, Track & Field
- Candace Cable, 1984 Paralympian, Wheelchair Racing Athlete
- Anita L. DeFrantz, Vice President of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, LA84 Foundation President Emeritus
Ceremonies will be led by LA84 Foundation Board Chair Emeritus Debra Duncan
About the LA84 Foundation
The LA84 Foundation is a national leader in support of youth sport and public education about the role of sports in positive youth development. For more than 35 years, the LA84 Foundation has supported thousands of youth-serving organizations in Southern California through grant making, funding facilities and fields of play, training coaches and commissioning research. The LA84 Foundation takes on critical issues as a national thought leader by elevating youth sports and play as an integral to lifelong well-being. To learn more, visit www.la84.org and @LA84Foundation on Twitter and Instagram.