YOUTH SPORTS EVENT HEADLINES TWO-WEEK CELEBRATION OF SPORTS, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY AROUND NATIONAL OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC DAY JUNE 23
LOS ANGELES, JUNE 22, 2023– Today, the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games joined local community centers for a model Games with more than 1,000 kids to celebrate the Olympics and Paralympics coming to Los Angeles in five short years. Olympians and Paralympians representing Team USA and nations around the world led kids in a parade of athletes, torch relay, sport competitions, medal ceremony and opening and closing ceremonies for the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Day of Sport.
“There is nothing more joyful than watching kids play sports and seeing them embrace the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Janet Evans, LA28 Chief Athlete Officer and five-time Olympic medalist in swimming. “Today is a chance to inspire young athletes and empower them to explore new sports, challenges and strive to be the best versions of themselves.”
The LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Day of Sport took place at ten community centers, spanning from the San Fernando Valley to San Pedro, hosted by the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor and LA Red Shield Community Center.