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Serena Williams says ‘countdown has begun’ to retirement
August 11, 2022
Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, ... read more »
Track Star Alexis Love Thrives After Retirement
August 11, 2022
It was in April of 2019 when professional track runner Alexis Love decided to retire. Her desire to call it a career was nothing short of divine. ... read more »
Boys and Girls Club Ramona Gardens Teach Youth About Baseball
August 4, 2022
On the weekend before the MLB All-Star Game, the Boys and Girls Club of Ramona Gardens partnered with Nike to host a sports camp for the youth in Boyle Heights. ... read more »
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LA84 Play Equity Summit Shares Ways to Care For Athletes
July 28, 2022
The 2022 LA84 Foundation Play Equity Summit touched upon several different topics including, social justice, Title IX, and mental health. The theme this year was ‘Elevate Play in a Post-COVID World.’ ... read more »
NASCAR Honors Local Fallen Veteran
July 21, 2022
NASCAR honored the life and service of local fallen military member SSG Conrad A. Robinson. His name was put on the car of Cup Series rookie Todd Gilliland for the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day. ... read more »
American League Clinches 3-2 Victory in MLB All Star Game
July 20, 2022
With a two-run home run, Giancarlo Stanton became MVP of the 2022 MLB All-Star Game. ... read more »
Angel City Games Presented by the Hartford Makes an Impact on Young Athletes
July 14, 2022
The 2022 Angel City Games presented by The Hartford offered 16 adaptive sports for athletes to compete in. The Games presented by The Harford moved to Cerritos College and continued to promote competition and camaraderie among adaptive athletes. ... read more »
Black Surfers Unite at “A Great Day at The Stoke”
July 7, 2022
Last month, Black surfers gathered to celebrate their existence at A Great Day at The Stoke in Huntington Beach. Touted as the biggest gathering of Black surfers, A Great Day at The Stoke included a surf competition, free Yoga sessions, and free surf lessons. ... read more »
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RISE Unites Youth and Police with Basketball Program
July 7, 2022
Last month, RISE and Under Armor launched their Building Bridges Through Basketball (BBTB) program in Los Angeles. BBTB is a 10-week program that brings youth together with local police officers to improve the relationship and restore trust among civilians and law enforcement. ... read more »
General Manager Forum and Quarterback Summit Helps Black Coaches Excel in the NFL 
July 7, 2022
Both the Forum and the Summit brought together several African American personnel from different franchises and college programs to give them resources to help them secure high-profile positions in the NFL.  ... read more »
Sharks Hire Mike Grier as NHL’s First Black GM
July 7, 2022
The San Jose Sharks’ three-month search for a general manager ended with a barrier-breaking hire as the team made longtime NHL forward Mike Grier the first Black GM in league history. ... read more »
Sofi Stadium to Host Trailblazing Skateboarding Competition
June 30, 2022
Premier Skateboard Association (PSA) will kick off its inaugural season at Sofi Stadium on July 9. The PSA is an “athlete’s first” organization presenting a competition where skateboarders will compete one-on-one. Each competitor will perform on three different obstacles for three minutes each. ... read more »
“Baby Drivers” Series Follows Troy Adams Coaching the Pro Drivers of the Future
June 16, 2022
The new Discovery+ series “Baby Drivers” shows the Black-owned Adams Motorsport Park cultivating young drivers with the hope of them becoming racing superstars. ... read more »
Former USC Volleyball Player Competes in Athletes Unlimited
June 9, 2022
Since its inception in March 2020, Athletes Unlimited (AU) has provided female athletes the option to extend their pro careers in the United States through their innovative leagues. Former USC opposite Nikia Withers recently completed her first season with the AU Volleyball league.   ... read more »
Dodgers Foundation Gives Shoes to Local Elementary School
May 26, 2022
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) recently partnered with the non-profit organization Shoes That Fit to provide 500 pairs of new shoes to the students at 28th Street Elementary School. ... read more »
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