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LA84 Foundation Awards $1.8 million in Grants to Youth Sports Organizations

Friday, March 23, 2018

The LA84 Foundation has awarded $1.8 million in grants to Southern California youth sports organizations in its latest attempt to support youth sports programs. It distributes money gained from the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Among the grants is $25,000 to the Sloane Stephens Foundation to provide tennis instruction to elementary schools in the Compton Unified School District.

Another $400,000 was given to LA’s Best, which offers softball, soccer, flag football, basketball and competitive dance and drill teams at 198 L.A. Unified elementary schools.

Students Run Los Angeles received $125,000 for helping train athletes for the L.A. Marathon. L.A. Unified’s Beyond the Bell branch received a $511,403 grant to fund middle school sports programs.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles received a $150,000 grant for sports programs for K-8 students.

The Southern California Tennis Assn. Federation received a $150,000 grant to promote tennis in urban areas.

Here’s a link explaining how to apply for a grant.

Published by: Los Angeles Times
Author: Eric Sondheimer
Date: March 23, 2018

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