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Local Foundation Donates $250K Grant, Forms Partnership With 2015 Special Olympics World Games

LOS ANGELES ( — A local organization Tuesday announced they will be donating grant meeting as well as forming a partnership with the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

The LA84 Foundation discussed the $250,000 grant at a 10 a.m. meeting at 2141 W. Adams Blvd.

The grant will help cover athlete and equipment expenses as well as venue costs for the event taking place July 25-Aug. 2.

"It helps out the World Games so much," gold medalist Dain Blanton said.

LA84 has made it a priority to encourage local Olympians and Paralympians to attend the Special Olympics and support of their fellow athletes that will compete.

The private nonprofit foundation is focused on serving youth through sports and supports a wide array of youth sports programming.

The LA84 Foundation has committed more than $220 million to accomplish its mission since 1985.

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