The LA84 Foundation, a legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games, transforms lives and communities through its support of youth sports programs.

OUR STORY

The LA84 Foundation, a legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games, transforms lives and communities through its support of youth sports programs.

A Leader In Youth Sports

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, with 30 years of on-the-ground experience, has supported thousands of Southern California youth sports organizations through grant making, while also training coaches, commissioning research, convening conferences and acting as a national thought leader on important youth sports issues. LA84 levels the playing field so that sport is accessible to all children, while elevating the field of youth sports as an integral part of American life.

Why Sports Matter

high school athletes are 6% more likely to graduate from a four-year college (73% girls, 59% boys) compared to non-athletes (67% girls, 53% boys) (Women’s Sports Foundation, 2018)
high school athletes are 6% more likely to graduate from a four-year college (73% girls, 59% boys) compared to non-athletes (67% girls, 53% boys) (Women’s Sports Foundation, 2018)
of American children had inadequate levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, putting them at increased risk of chronic diseases at younger ages (American Heart Association, 2020)
of American children had inadequate levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, putting them at increased risk of chronic diseases at younger ages (American Heart Association, 2020)
lower obesity rates are found in physically active children (The Aspen Institute Project Play)
lower obesity rates are found in physically active children (The Aspen Institute Project Play)

Source: LAUSD, “Athletic Data – Attendance, Graduation Rates and Grade Point Averages,” 2014.

OUR IMPACT

Featured Grantees

Take a deeper look into the remarkable work, impact and stories of LA84’s grantee programs as they transform the lives of youth across Southern California through sport.

The LA84 Foundation is proud to support young athletes and coaches, while evaluating the socio-emotional, health and academic outcomes of youth sports. LA84 creates sports opportunities for all kids and promotes the importance of sports in positive youth development.

The LA84 Foundation is proud to support young athletes and coaches, while evaluating the socio-emotional, health and academic outcomes of youth sports. LA84 creates sports opportunities for all kids and promotes the importance of sports in positive youth development.
The LA84 Foundation is proud to support young athletes and coaches, while evaluating the socio-emotional, health and academic outcomes of youth sports. LA84 creates sports opportunities for all kids and promotes the importance of sports in positive youth development.