Playing Forward: The Present and Future of Youth Sports

On October 27, 2016, the LA84 Foundation hosted over 400 civic leaders, sports industry executives, top athletes and difference-makers in the youth sports sphere at its Fifth Annual Summit. Themed Playing Forward: The Present and Future of Youth Sports, the Summit highlighted the foundation’s commitment to leveling the playing field and reinforcing the importance of youth sports. Speakers included Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Kings President Luc Robitaille and Chairman of the LA 2028 Bid Committee Casey Wasserman, as well as Olympians Janet Evans, Ibtihaj Muhammad and Gary Hall Jr. among others. See highlights, event information, and learn more about the Summit below.

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VIDEOS

Lex Gillette Sings the National Anthem

The Paralympic star shows off another incredible talent.

Voices from the Field

Five young athletes tackle the biggest issues in youth sports.

The Olympic Effect

LA 2024 leaders discuss the Olympic impact on youth sports.

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Featured Speakers Sub Heading

2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Fencing

Ibtihaj Muhammad

2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Fencing
President, Business Operations, Alternative Governor, LA Kings

Luc Robitaille

President, Business Operations, Alternative Governor, LA Kings
Olympian, Vice Chair

Janet Evans

Olympian, Vice Chair & Director of Athlete Relations, LA 2024 Bid Committee