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Community Build Supports PlayLA Youth and Adaptive Sports Launch
By Cora Jackson-Fossett, Staff Writer
Published November 11, 2021

Community Build, Inc. provided support to PlayLA on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Algin Sutton Park at the launch of the city’s Youth and Adaptive Sports Program.  Children and young adults enjoyed a day of sports adapted fun to meet varying mental and physical abilities and had the opportunity to meet some of L.A.’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.  Community Build donated 100 food boxes and sponsored swimwear for the Citywide Aquatics program, SwimLA.

The day-long free sports expo was presented by the Mayor’s Office, City of Los Angeles, LA Parks, and Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration and sponsored by LA28.

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“Partnering with the Mayor’s office, the Department of Recreation and Parks and other youth organizations like Inclusion Matters byShane’s Inspiration to eliminate barriers for all children, aligning with Community Build’s mission to invest in human capital,” said Community Build President Robert Sausedo. “We need to invest in our youth and provide the tools – including sports activities – for them to live up to their full potential.”

In 2028, Los Angeles will host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games for the third time in world history – 1932, 1984 and 2028. This will be the first time in a generation that the games will take place in Los Angeles. As the 2028 Games are set to inspire fans across the world, this program was designed to include children of all abilities to participate in the excitement of the Olympics Games.

Through the PlayLA program, youngsters will have the opportunity to access top quality sports available through their local neighborhood recreation center and join the Olympic movement. Youth sports clinics range from swimming to baseball to football, and adaptive youth sports clinics will include swimming, skateboarding, and more.

PlayLA’s classes and leagues area are available at recreation centers throughout Los Angeles for $10 and will continue through Sept. 2022. Visit www.laparks.org/discover-activities for a list of activities.

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