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The LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games proudly partnered with the LA Department of Recreation and Parks to celebrate Los Angeles’ 38th annual Kingdom Day Parade, marking the largest celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America.


As part of its commitment to fostering more equity and inclusion through the power of sport, LA28 worked with Recreation and Parks to underwrite PlayLA, bringing more low-to-no-cost sport programming to under resourced communities throughout LA. During the weekend-long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact, LA28 team members and Olympians joined the Kingdom Day Parade procession aboard PlayLA’s float.


Participation in sport promotes excellence that can empower kids their entire lives. PlayLA’s programming creates access to quality sports for kids of all backgrounds and abilities, where they can learn the importance of courage, discipline, teamwork, perseverance and physical and mental health in safe and supportive environments.


PlayLA is made possible through the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the International Olympic Committee’s $160 million commitment to sports for kids in Los Angeles ahead of the 2028 Games. This is the single largest commitment to youth sport development in California history.