LA84 Foundation grants $125,000 to Budokan of Los Angeles

LTSC has the pleasure of announcing that the LA84 Foundation has granted $125,000 to Budokan of Los Angeles!

“Weaving a thread between youth sports and the cultural heritage of Los Angeles Little Tokyo District.  Head to Little Tokyo, where a $125,00 grant completes a community project decades in the making.  The Budokan of Los Angeles facility will offer two courts for martial arts, volleyball and basketball leagues for underserved youth in the surrounding neighborhoods.  Through sport, the diverse communities of Downtown Los Angeles and beyond will converge as young athletes pursue their dreams.”

“I would like to thank the LA84 Foundation for its support of the Budokan of Los Angeles project and for partnering with LTSC to expand sports and recreational programming for youth in the Downtown region,” said Dean Matsubayashi, Executive Director, Little Tokyo Service Center.  “The Budokan project will help to fulfill many unmet needs within the area, plus help to improve the overall health and well-being of local residents, particularly for those who don’t have access to affordable recreational opportunities.”

About the LA84 Foundation

As a legacy of the 1984 Olympic Games, the LA84 Foundation continues to be a nationally recognized leader in support of youth sport programs and elevating the importance of sports in positive youth development. With 30 years of on the ground experience, LA84 seeks to provide an opportunity for every child to participate in sports and experience the wide range of positive outcomes associated with youth sport participation. Since its launch in 1985, LA84 has invested millions in the communities that supported the Games, reaching more than 3 million youth throughout Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego County. The LA84 Foundation continues to promote the spirit of the 1984 Olympic Games by convening and engaging local, national and international audiences about the role of sport in society, and the impact of the Olympic Games on host cities, especially as we look ahead to the 2024 Games. LA84’s headquarters is located in the historic Britt House near downtown Los Angeles, where it houses meeting facilities and the world’s premier sports library. For more information, please visit, like the official Facebook page, follow @LA84Foundation on Twitter and Instagram, or subscribe on YouTube.