LA84 Foundation Newsletter, Volume 15
Dear LA84 Foundation Community,

2017 has been an impactful and important year collaborating with so many of you as we continue to scale our work to close the Play Equity gap. THANK YOU for your commitment to building a better future for the next generation – your work inspires me and our entire organization. The #PlayForAll Movement is real, and it is growing thanks to you!

Renata Simril
President and CEO
LA84 Foundation

New Year's Resolution


Play Equity means fairness. Play Equity means opportunity. LA84's Renata Simril has made her New Year's Resolution. Join her and make it yours too. 

 
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P.E. Is a Social Justice Issue


From January to December, LA84 and LAUSD run a unique program that provides some opportunities for young athletes to play. 

 
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Close the Play Equity Gap

 

LA84's November grant award gives more than 50,000 kids a chance to be active and move. Where are organizations making a difference?

 
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#PlayForAll


Innovative solutions. Collective impact. The #PlayForAll Movement. LA84's October Summit inspired, informed and empowered action. 

 
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Star-Powered Support


Hundreds of thousands watched LA84 team with pro athletes and two local nonprofits for an impactful episode of NBC's 'Give' in October.

 
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Righting Some Wrongs


LA84 hosted a Wiki Edit-A-Thon in September to add, edit and expand Wikipedia entries for female Olympians and Paralympians. 

 
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Talent is Universal...


But opportunity is not. LA84's Summer Splash Festivals in August put more than 1,500 young athletes to the test in the water. 

 
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Create Future Legacy

 

Kids are the future! LA84 and its partners hosted a Youth Idea Exchange in July to plan LA's next Olympic and Paralympic legacy.

 
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Play (In)Equity: P.E. is a Social Justice Issue

Level the Playing Field

 

LA84's Renata Simril spoke regularly on Play Equity in interviews and keynotes such as June's Social Innovation Summit

 
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Yes, She Will

 

LA84 formally welcomed Olympians Joan Benoit Samuelson and Anita DeFrantz into an elite group at the LA Coliseum in June.

 
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Give Every Kid a Chance

 

The power of play was in full force at Olympic Day in June, as 500 LA youth tried out Olympic sports at Will Rogers State Beach.  

 
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Life Ready Through Sport

 

After diving into the water with Olympian Missy Franklin in May, LA84's Summer Splash program taught over 15,000 kids how to swim.

 
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Sports Impact Academics

 

Thousands of eager and curious Angelenos cascaded upon LA84's action-packed booth at April's LA Times Festival of Books. 

 
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No Kid Left Behind

 

From completing a decades-long community project to helping homeless youth play soccer, LA84's March grants are changing lives.

 
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Go Far, Together

 

Teamwork makes the dream work. LA84 teamed up with partners, like the Los Angeles Sparks in February, to make a collective impact. 

 
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Welcome LA 2028


LA84 supported bringing the Olympics and Paralympics home! In January, our SAMbassadors rode the bid’s Rose Parade float.

 
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Coach the Coaches

 

From January on, LA84's free coaching clinics taught and empowered a new generation of coaches in a diverse range of sports.

 
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The Olympic City


LA84 featured its Olympic and sports heritage collections, some of which are on display in our exhbition, "Los Angeles: The Olympic City." 

 
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Learning Off The Field

 

LA84's library has nearly 5 million 2017 downloads, 90,000+ sports-related documents and has been sourced for more than 175 books. 

 
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Host Your Event Here

 

Dozens of groups and organizations held conferences, retreats, meetings, galas and fundraisers on our campus. You can too. 

 
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Donate Now


Help us fund more organizations that are working hard in our communities every day to close the Play Equity Gap in youth sports. 

 
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