THE LA84 FOUNDATION
In 1984, Los Angeles hosted one of the must successful Olympic Games in history. The LA84 Foundation is the lasting legacy of those Games. Endowed with 40% of the surplus, approximately $93 million, the Foundation awards grants to youth sports organizations, initiates its own programs and manages the premiere sports library in the world. Since 1984, the Foundation has committed more than $182 million serving more than 2 million youngsters.
You can support the continuing work of the Foundation by purchasing items with the special 25th Anniversary mark. The LA84 Foundation believes that youngsters are made life ready through sports. Through playing sports, young people can make themselves, their communities, and their world better. The Foundation awards grants to organizations in Southern California that provide on-going, structured youth sports programs combining the essential elements of teaching, learning, and competition. Foundation programs include Coaching Education, Summer Swim, Middle School Sports, Cycling, and Run 4 Fun.