“Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.”
On Wednesday, LA84 Foundation President and CEO Renata Simril delivered the keynote address at the Social Innovation Summit 2017 in Chicago. Titled ‘Play (In)Equity: P.E. is a Social Justice Issue,’ Simril illustrated how access to sport and physical fitness is often based on income, geography and other factors. The speech also enlightened a sizable crowd of civic and business influencers about the work LA84 does to level the playing field so all youth can have access to sports. Simril also highlighted success stories from LA84-funded programs and partners, including youth football player-turned Rhodes Scholar Caylin Moore, the Beyond The Bell Afterschool Sports Program and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Program.
View Simril’s full speech below.
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