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Among the many offerings included in the HOLA’s Athletics and Outdoor Activities Program, students of all ages have the opportunity to participate in flag football clinics. Formal leagues for middle school students are held in the fall and flag football is offered as an enrichment activity for students who participate in SmartStart, Bridges and PAT programs.


HOLA and Department of Rec & Parks Host Launch of Initiative Between Laureus USA and Mercedes-Benz USA

On the first day of summer programming, HOLA and the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks hosted the launch of a collaborative initiative between the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA (Laureus USA) and Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA). The initiative will place and train 40 Coach Across America (CAA) coaches in 10 projects at after-school sports programs in LA, benefiting 5,000 underserved youth in 15 communities. The intiative is part of a nationwide program that, with a $1.3 million national commitment from MBUSA to […]

1st Annual College Bound Gridiron Greats

On Saturday, August 22nd, Heart of Los Angeles and California United Bank along with football legends from Stanford and USC, hosted the 1st Annual College Bound Gridiron Greats. The day opened with 20 students eager to learn from college football greats Lew Williams (Stanford), Mike McGillvery (USC), Mazio Royster (USC), Donald Hill (USC), and Tom Sones (Stanford). The day started at HOLA with the coaches speaking to the students about what it takes to play college sports and how important it is to get a […]

USC & Stanford Football Greats to give Clinic for HOLA

This past Saturday, August 22nd, inner-city youth from LA’s Rampart District received “A Dream” football clinic from childhood gridiron greats from collegiate standouts for USC and Stanford who played on some of their university’s most historic teams. The afternoon was a dream come true from many of the young athletes who never in their wildest dreams could imagine spending a morning and afternoon in “Chalk Talks” drills and scrimmage with Gridiron Greats from two outstanding collegiate institutions. Thanks to Presenting Sponsor California United Bank, the […]

Summer Fun at Will Rogers State Beach

On July 23rd, we went to Will Rogers State Beach. This was an experience to remember for some of our campers. For some campers this was their first time ever at the beach. The students enjoyed an afternoon at the beach making sand castles, running away from waves, throwing a football around, and collecting seaweed. Also, we celebrated a students’ birthday at the beach. It was a day to remember!


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