Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Los Angeles launches program to improve youth access to sports

On Saturday, the city of Los Angeles launched a program aimed at making sports more accessible to children.

The PlayLA program will provide all residents aged 5-17 with the opportunity to participate in low-cost or free sports by subsidizing league, class and clinic fees for activities that include tennis, golf, basketball, football, judo and swimming, Mayor Eric Garcetti … said in a press release.

“Every young Angelino deserves an opportunity to play sports, regardless of family income or physical ability,” Garcetti said in a statement.

The initiative will also offer programs for children with disabilities, a first in the city’s youth sports repertoire, which may include seated volleyball, adaptive swimming, goalball, Para Equestrian, parasurfing, wheelchair basketball, adaptive athletics, wheelchair tennis and parachuting. … – canoe, – said the city authorities.

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The program from the Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation is funded by a $ 9.6 million grant from the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which the city has reported a total of $ 160 million for the initiative.

Mike This is stated in a statement by the director general of the Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, Shull.

According to the townspeople, registration for the winter season of the program opened on Saturday and costs $ 10 per person.

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