A group of active, civically engaged young athletes, the Student Athletes in Motion (SAMbassadors) serve as an advisory board for the foundation, offering guidance about grants, programs and activities.

SAMbassadors

A group of active, civically engaged young athletes, the Student Athletes in Motion (SAMbassadors) serve as an advisory board for the foundation, offering guidance about grants, programs and activities.

LA84 Youth Ambassador Responsibilities & Opportunities

    • Maintain good grades in school
    • Be currently active in a structured sports program
    • Is or is seeking to become civically involved and is inspired by the Olympic values
    • Supports the work of the LA84 Foundation – Life Ready Through Sports
    • Attend two meetings a year at LA84 Foundation headquarters
    • Provide feedback, guidance and advice on LA84 Foundation work, service areas and impact
    • Listed on the LA84 website as an LA84 Youth Ambassador
    • Invited to attend/volunteer at LA84 events and programs
    • Invited to attend LA84 hosted receptions and press events for Olympic athletes/teams
    • Interviewed for possible internships with LA84 during the summer months
    • Invited to do volunteer work, including performing as our Foundation mascot, Sam the Eagle, at events

MEET THE
SAMbassadors

 
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THE SAMbassadors

St. Mary's Academy
Soccer, Volleyball

Angelica Taylor

St. Mary’s Academy Soccer, Volleyball
Marlborough HS
Multi-Sport

Arianna Stavropolous

Marlborough HS Multi-Sport
Vistamar HS
Multi-sport

Brooke Charlton

Vistamar HS Multi-sport
Bert Lynn MS
Multi-Sport

Jonathan Lee

Bert Lynn MS Multi-Sport
Redondo Union HS
Cycling

Kayla Novak

Redondo Union HS Cycling
Oak Park HS
Basketball

Jude Will

Oak Park HS Basketball
Saddleback Valley Christian School


Track and Field

Kendall Stier

Saddleback Valley Christian School Track and Field
View Park HS


Rugby, Volleyball

Kimaya Lampkin

View Park HS Rugby, Volleyball
Windward School






Skateboarding

Leah Ho

Windward School Skateboarding
Redondo Union HS




Gymnastics, Lacrosse

Madeline Castle

Redondo Union HS Gymnastics, Lacrosse
Loyola HS




Football

Steven Marks

Loyola HS Football
Millikan HS




Water Polo

Willis Atkinson

Millikan HS Water Polo
Marlborough HS


Multi-Sports

Emily Beutner

Marlborough HS Multi-Sports
Loyola HS




Track

Carson Simril

Loyola HS Track & Field
Odyssey Charter School






Soccer

Kayode Dyson

Odyssey Charter School Soccer

SAMbassador Alumni & Emeritus

Cal State Long Beach






Soccer, Track

Marisa Davalos

Cal State Long Beach Soccer, Track
UCLA


Football

Collin Flintoft

UCLA Football
Cal State Long Beach
Cross Country, Track

Sabrina Del Bello

Cal State Long Beach Cross Country, Track
Soccer

Rafael Lopez

Soccer
Sierra Canyon School


2 Sports

Emmi Eisner

Sierra Canyon School 2 Sports
Occidental College






Aquatics

SaraJoy Salib

Occidental College Aquatics
Aritsai Soto, Brian Portillo, Bridget Stokdyk, Christian Rodriguez Diaz, Danica Romero, George Caratan, Jaiher Douglas, Nathan Balauag, Osvaldo Urena, 
Kaitlyn Reyes

SAMbassador Emeritus

Aritsai Soto, Brian Portillo, Bridget Stokdyk, Christian Rodriguez Diaz, Danica Romero, George Caratan, Jaiher Douglas, Nathan Balauag, Osvaldo Urena, Kaitlyn Reyes

SAMbassador News

ABOUT SAM

Sam the Eagle, popularly known as Sam, was born on August 4, 1980, one day after the Closing Ceremony of the Moscow Olympic Games. Sam served as the official mascot of the 1984 Olympic Games, making public appearances and lending his/her image to Olympic publications and memorabilia. Sam’s parents, Walt Disney Productions, gave Sam seven colors – red, white, dark blue, light blue, yellow, black and brown. Sam’s physique, which is highly unusual if not unique among eagles, enables Sam to take part in a wide range of Olympic sports. As an eagle, Sam embodies the national symbol of the United States and the Olympic Motto: Higher, Faster, Stronger. Since 1984, Sam has remained active in the Olympic Movement, frequently participating in events that promote the Olympic Spirit.

 

 

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