Grantees June 24, 2009
The organizations receiving Foundation grants for June 24, 2009 are:
· Students Run LA -- $150,000 - for its highly successful program that trains high school students to run the LA Marathon.
· Woodcraft Rangers -- $100,000 - for the sports programs it operates at 43 elementary schools in Los Angeles serving 3,000 unduplicated boys and girls.
· Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club -- $56,130 - to complete its new baseball field and for equipment for its leagues.
· AAF Rose Bowl Aquatics Center -- $51,810 - to continue to operate its learn-to-swim program offered to 400 third graders in the Pasadena Unified School District.
· A Better LA -- $50,000 - funding will be used for jerseys for the soccer and basketball programs at the 16 sites that are part of the Summer Night Lights Program.
· Heart of Los Angeles Youth -- $50,000 - to pay for expenses associated with soccer, basketball and football programs offered to youth in the Pico Union area of Los Angeles.
The other 18 LA84 Foundation grants have been given to diverse organizations, including a number of football leagues:
LA84 Foundation: The LA84 Foundation, formerly
known as the Amateur Athletic Foundation, was established
to manage Southern California's share of the surplus
from the highly successful 1984 Olympic Games in
Los Angeles. The Foundation received $93 million
at its inception and, since then, has invested $185
million in sports programs serving more than two
million youth in the eight Southern California counties
of Los Angeles, Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San
Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura.
Its headquarters is located in the historic Britt
House near downtown Los Angeles where it houses
the world's premier sports library and meeting facilities.
The Foundation convenes numerous forums for the
exploration of the most pressing issues in sport.
For additional information, please visit www.LA84Foundation.org.