The LA84 Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad as a speaker at the foundation’s 5th Annual Youth Sports Summit. Muhammad competed for United States Fencing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, becoming the first female Muslim-American athlete to earn a medal at the Olympic Games. Joining Muhammad will be fellow Rio Olympian Barbaba Nwaba, who competed in the heptathlon for the United States. Nwaba is a Los Angeles native who participated in youth sports programs run by LA’s BEST, a long-time LA84 grantee.
Muhammad and Nwaba will participate in a lunchtime conversation at the Summit hosted by Sage Steele of “NBA Countdown.” They will be joined by a diverse and powerful group of civic leaders and sport executives at the LA84 Foundation Summit, PLAYING FORWARD: The Present and Future of Youth Sports in Los Angeles on October 27, 2016 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. Other speakers include Casey Wasserman, Chairman, LA 2024 Bid Committee; Janet Evans, Olympian & Vice Chair of Athlete Relations, LA 2024; and Luc Robitaille, President of Business Operations and Alternative Governor, Los Angeles Kings.
ABOUT THE LA84 FOUNDATION
As a legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games, the LA84 Foundation continues to be a nationally recognized leader in support of youth sport programs and elevating the importance of sports in positive youth development. LA84 seeks to provide an opportunity for every child to participate in sports and experience the wide range of positive outcomes associated with youth sport participation. Since its launch in 1985, LA84 has invested millions in the communities that supported the Games, reaching more than 3 million youth throughout Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego County. The LA84 Foundation continues to promote the spirit of the 1984 Olympic Games by convening and engaging local, national and international audiences about the role of sport in society, and the impact of the Olympic Games on host cities, especially as we look ahead to the 2024 Games. LA84’s headquarters is located in the historic Britt House near downtown Los Angeles, where it houses meeting facilities and the world’s premier sports library. For more information, please visit www.la84.org.