POSTED: Wednesday April 21st 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES LEADERS WORK TO SAVE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS FOR 2010-11 SCHOOL YEAR
Frank McCourt, Anita DeFrantz and Shawn Hunter Join Student Athletes and Coaches to Announce the “Save our Sports!” Fundraising Drive
WHAT: Facing a $640 million deficit in the 2010-2011 school year, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) instituted a 25% across-the-board budget cut that would effectively reduce funding for coaches and endanger all competitive athletics at LAUSD high schools. When made aware of the cut, LA civic and philanthropic leaders joined together to help raise the $1.3 million necessary to support over 35,000 student athletes in 72 schools across the city. This unprecedented effort and public/private partnership could mean that thousands of students will have the opportunity to play sports next year - and reap the vast benefits that come from participating in athletics.
Anita DeFrantz, President of the LA84 Foundation, along with leaders from sports organizations and private foundations, will provide details and an update on the fundraising campaign at a press conference on Thursday.
WHO: Los Angeles Board of Education President Mónica García
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines.
Anita DeFrantz, LA84 Foundation
Frank McCourt, owner, Los Angeles Dodgers, CEO, Dodgers Dream Foundation
Shawn Hunter, Chivas USA
Fabiola Torres, Nike
Student Athletes and Coaches
LAUSD Director of Interscholastic Sports Barbara Fiege
WHEN: Save Our Sports Press Conference
Thursday, April 22, 2010
10 - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: Miguel Contreras Learning Center
Small Gym (Entrance on Third Street, beneath pedestrian bridge)
322 S. Lucas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
VIP Parking will be available in school parking structure on Lucas Ave. off of Third Street
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Name: Ellen Morgan
Organization: Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
Phone: (213) 241-6766
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