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New Format Of Youth Days Announced
January 2, 2016

Due to the construction of the New Hilmer Lodge Stadium, the LA84 Foundation Youth Days Committee has announced a new format of the Youth Days Program.

The Clinic Program will remain the same. Those schools wishing to schedule an Instructional Track and Field Clinic may do so by filling out the request form (CLICK HERE FOR A REQUEST FORM) and submitting it.

The Youth Days Track and Field Meet will be put on hiatus for the next two years until the 2018 Meet.  In the mean time, we encourage all of the schools that have participated in this wonderful program, to host track meets at their own school. It's easy to host your own meet! To help you, we have prepared a special complimentary "Home Track Meet Organization Booklet."

We know your event can be a huge success like the Youth Days Track and Field Meet! Schools that put on a home track and field meet will be supplied with participant t-shirts, batons, ribbons and a 'Home Track Meet Organization Booklet.'

For more information on putting on your own home track meet, please contact Don Ruh at donruh@aol.com.  line

Over 6,000 Youth Will Join 280,000 Before Them at the LA84 Foundation Mt. SAC Relays Youth Days
March 3, 2009

Walnut, CA- For the 24th year, the LA84 Foundation and Mt. San Antonio College will be partners in hosting our nation’s largest gathering of youthful track and field athletes.  It’ll be at this year’s “welcoming ceremonies” (April 3 & 4),  that LA84 Foundation President Anita DeFrantz and other special guests will be welcoming over 6,000 young athletes representing over 150 elementary and middle school from across Southern California.  Already this year,  another 7,000 boys and girls and their teachers have been presented free track and field instruction (either at their schools or at Mt. SAC) by a team of Mt. SAC Coaches and Athletes, which will bring the twenty-four year participation numbers to well over 290,000 youth.

Friday, April 3rd will be “Middle School Day” at the Relays, with events scheduled for boys and girls in grades 6-8 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Participants will be given entry in one track, one field and one relay event with awards given in each event to all places 1-9.  Youth with no prior experience are especially encouraged to participate.  All will be given a free t-shirt, certificate, pin and program.

On Saturday April 4th, Elementary School students in grades 3-6 will compete in an extended schedule from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.  As on Friday, awards will be given to the first 9 places in each event with pre-registration including free t-shirt, certificate, pin, program and entry into three events.  There is no entry fee for Elementary Division youth. The entire day is free!   All participants will also receive a free admission ticket to see the big “Days of Champions” at the Mt.SAC Relays (Saturday April 18th ). 

Spectator admission and parking for this April 3rd and 4th  event is free.

For more information or for those interested in entering teams or individuals, please contact the Mt. SAC Relays Office at (909) 594-5611 ext. 4840 or online at: http://events.mtsac.edu/la84
 
The LA84 Foundation – Mt.SAC Relays Youth Days is a non-profit Olympic Development project….a partnership between the LA84 Foundation and Mt. San Antonio College Division of Physical Education and Athletics.

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Youth of Southern California Invited to Nation's Largest Track and Field Competition
March 3, 2008

Our nation’s largest track and field meet, the Mt. SAC Relays, will once again feature two special days for elementary and middle school children, grades 3 through 8.  On Friday, April 4th and Saturday, April 5th over 6,500 youth are expected to compete on the world famous Mt. San Antonio College Track, in Walnut.  The Middle School Division (grades 6-8) will be on Friday, April 4th and the Elementary School Day (grades 3-6), will be on Saturday, April 5th.  All participants will receive a free t-shirt, certificate, souvenir pin and entry into the competition (1 running event, 1 field event, 2 relay events).  Entry fee for the Elementary School Division is free, while the Middle School Entry Fee is $5.

This non-profit Olympic development event is made possible by the LA84 Foundation, the legacy of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

“We are very proud of the partnership Mt. San Antonio College and the LA84 Foundation has established for the youth of Southern California,” said meet coordinator, Don Ruh.  “Since its inception 22 years ago, this special athletic opportunity has introduced the sport of track and field to over 267,000 youth.  This year over 160 schools including most of the local area schools, are expected to send teams.”

Those interested in entering teams or individuals can contact the Mt. SAC Relays Office at (909) 594-5611 ext. 4840 or online at: http://events.mtsac.edu

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AAF of Los Angeles is now the LA84 Foundation
June 7, 2007

We are proud to announce that we have changed our name from the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles to the LA84 Foundation. We do so to honor the spirit of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games that led to our creation and signal our renewed energy, urgency and commitment to advancing youth sport in Southern California.

Today, the spirit of 1984 lives on. Through direct grants, sponsored programs and refurbishment of facilities, our Foundation has enabled millions of youth to discover and develop their potential by participating in sport. For over 20 years we have provided fresh insight into the most pressing issues in youth sport, educated coaches to cultivate the best in their athletes, and strengthened the ties between generations and communities. And while we're proud of what we've accomplished, we're even more excited about our future impact. In the years to come, we will continue to champion the foundational role sport plays in providing today’s youth with the skills they need to take on the challenges of life. LA84 Foundation - Life ready through sport

For more information on the LA84 Foundation, please visit our website at http://www.la84foundation.org line
New Website Launched
February 1, 2007

The AAF/Mt. SAC Relays Youth Days launches a new website to promote the 22 year partnership between the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles and Mt. San Antonio College. The new website will feature a picture gallery, latest news and updated information. For more information contact the Mt. SAC Sports Information Office.

Local Youth Invited to Nation's
Largest Track and Field Meet
January 1, 2007

Our nation's largest track and field meet, the Mt. SAC Relays, will again feature two special days just for youth in grades 3-8. The 22nd Annual AAF-Mt. SAC Relays Youth Days will be held on Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st, 2007. Friday, March 30th will be the Middle School Divison (grades 6-8) and will feature over 3,500 youth. Saturday, March 31st is the Elementary School Division (grades 3-6) with over 3,000 youth expected to participate. Entry fee for the Elementary School Division is free, while the Middle School Division entry fee is $5 per participant, but includes medals for awards. All participants will receive a free T-shirts, certificates, pins, programs, as well as entry in 1 running event, 1 field event, and 1 relay event.

This non-profit Olympic development event is presented by the legacy of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles (AAF). "We are very proud of the partnership between Mt. San Antonio College and the AAF. It has provided youth from throughout Southern California a special athletic opportunity", state Meet Director, Don Ruh.

Since the event's inception, over 252,000 youth have taken part. This year is anticipated to be the largest ever with over 160 schools and nearly 7,000 youth expected to compete at world famous, Hilmer Lodge Stadium on the Mt. SAC Campus.

For more information on the AAF-Mt. SAC Relays Youth Days, please contact the Mt. SAC Relays Office at (909) 594-5611 extension 4840 or visit our website at http://events.mtsac.edu
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AAF Signs on to Become the Presenting Sponsor of the Mt. SAC Relays High School Division
December 10, 2006

The Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles (AAF)announced today that it will become the presenting sponsor of the Mt. SAC Relays High School Division. By becoming the presenting sponsor of the Worlds Largest Track and Field Meet, the AAF hopes to broaden its support of the sport of track and field in Southern California. For more information contact the Mt. SAC Sports Information Office.