LOS ANGELES (Jan. 16, 2022) – Renata Simril, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the LA84 Foundation discusses the impact sports and play have on the mental health in youth on the Black Girls Talk Sports podcast with hosts Rekaya Gibson and Angela Spears. She shares what her organizations have done during the pandemic to bring movement and play to students being home schooled. She gives advice to parents on how to support the mental health of young athletes. In addition, Simril talks about how to keep girls interested in sports.
About the LA84 Foundation
The LA84 Foundation is a nationally recognized leader in support of youth sport programs and public education about the role of sports in positive youth development. The foundation has supported thousands of Southern California youth sports organizations through grant making and funding facilities and fields of play, while also training coaches, commissioning research, convening conferences and acting as a national thought leader on important issues in the youth sports industry. LA84 levels the playing field to ensure all youth have access and opportunity despite economics, gender or ability, while elevating the field of youth sports as an integral pathway to lifelong well-being. To learn more, visit www.la84.org and @LA84Foundation on Twitter and Instagram.
About the Play Equity Fund
A 501(c)3 public charity, the Play Equity Fund was established by the LA84 Foundation in 2014 and is focused on bringing the transformational power of sport and play to all children, regardless of their race, gender, zip code or socioeconomic status. The Play Equity Fund achieves this by raising awareness of inequities, supporting the sports-based youth development ecosystem for greater impact, and developing partnerships to advocate for funding and sustainable solutions to ensure kids have access and opportunities to pathways for lifelong well-being. To learn more, visit PlayEquityFund.org, or @PlayEquityFund on Twitter and Instagram.