The Glendale Educational Foundation (GEF) is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the LA84 Foundation to support transportation for the Middle School Sports Program for Glendale Unified School District (GUSD). The program allows over 1,000 middle school students to participate in various after-school sports and encourages fitness, teamwork, character development, and friendly competition across the four middle schools: Eleanor J. Toll Middle School, Rosemont Middle School, Theodore Roosevelt Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson Middle School. The sports include basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, track and field, and lacrosse.
“We are so excited and appreciative that the LA84 Foundation has chosen to support our efforts to ensure all middle school students at GUSD have an opportunity to participate in after school sports at their schools,” said Elsa Chagolla, Executive Director.
This is the first grant GEF has received from the LA84 Foundation.
The Glendale Educational Foundation serves to enrich and enhance the educational experience of Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) students and staff in the areas of Visual and Performing Arts, Health and Fitness, and Science and Technology. The current emphasis, “Get EveryBody Fit” will help purchase sports equipment for fitness programs for all K-12 schools in the district. To date, Over $3,000,000 has been donated to GUSD.
The LA84 Foundation is a nationally recognized leader in support of youth sport programs and public education about the role of sports in positive youth development. The foundation, with 30+ years of on-the-ground experience, has supported thousands of Southern California youth sports organizations through grant making, while also training coaches, commissioning research, convening conferences and acting as a national thought leader on important youth sports issues. LA84 levels the playing field so that sport is accessible to all children, while elevating the field of youth sports as an integral part of American life. To learn more, visit http://www.la84.org and @LA84Foundation on Twitter and Instagram.