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Help Make

Youth Sports Possible!

WELCOME  TO WESTCOAST SPORTS ASSOCIATES!

With your help over the last 25 years, WSA has been able to:

 

Award   $250,000 a year in Grant Funding to local youth sports programs and community recreation centers.

 

Give   over 10,000 So Cal kids per year the opportunity to play sports!

Ensure   just as many So Cal girls are playing sports as boys! 50/50!

 

WSA is committed to Making Youth Sports Possible.

 

We are a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to giving economically disadvantaged and minority children in Southern California the opportunity to participate in team sports, by funding community youth sports programs and activities for boys and girls ages 5-12. For many children, the opportunity to participate in sports would not be possible without our funding.

Roy Firestone Award
Dinner Gala 
Spring 2022

Details Coming Soon! 
Contact us here if you would like to become a Sponsor,
donate auction items, or volunteer for the event!

Southern California
Youth Sports Programs are Back in Action and Your Donation Helped Make it Possible!

 

Souther California Youth Sports Have Been Given The Green Light!Because of YOUR SUPPORT, WSA continues to be a

valuable resource for youth sports programs in underserved communities - THANK YOU!

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Beat The Streets LA and the WSA Downey Tsunami Academy began in March!

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USTA SoCal Youth Tennis programs are back on the courts !

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The Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood begins the WSA Spring Soccer Clinic in June!

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America SCORES LA WSA Summer Soccer Clinics are happening now!

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Harlem Lacrosse LA started their co-ed Middle School Summer Academy.

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Echo Park, Central Park and Ross Snyder have kicked-off the summer baseball!

Congratulations 
Roy Firestone on
25 Years as WSA's Honorary Chairman

Roy was presented with this award in recognition of his 25 years of dedication and leadership in helping WSA continue the mission of making youth sports possible.  250,000 underserved youths throughout Southern CA have been given the opportunity to participate in local sports programs with WSA's support.  THANK YOU ROY FIRESTONE!

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Our Mission Statement

 
WSA is committed to Making Youth Sports Possible.
 
We are a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to giving economically disadvantaged and minority children in Southern California the opportunity to participate in sports. To achieve this goal, WSA has funded various sports programs for children ages 5 - 12 for over 25 years.

For many children, the opportunity to participate in sports would not be possible without our financial support.

WE COULDN'T
DO 
IT
WITHOUT YOU!

Thank you to all our generous sponsors!

 

Your contributions have helped WSA make a significant difference in Southern California since 1996!

WSA Sponsors

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The Chip Eggers Family

Lon V. Smith Foundation

The Pritzker Family Foundation

 
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A Little About Us

ABOUT

WSA is committed to Making Youth Sports Possible.

 

We are a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to giving economically disadvantaged children in Southern California the opportunity to participate in sports. To achieve this goal, WSA has funded various community programs and activities for boys and girls ages 5-12. For many children, the opportunity to participate in sports would not be possible without our funding.

Help Make

Youth Sports Possible!

 

Join Our Team

MEMBERSHIP

Members serve in many different capacities to: help raise funding, grow the organization’s brand, oversee program partner relationships, and plan social events where members celebrate sports legends.Membership Fees are $500 per calendar year and include a ticket to the Dinner Gala event.

Yearly Membership: $500 
 

THIS FEE PROVIDES ACCESS TO ALL MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITIES AND INCLUDES YOUR TICKET TO THE ANNUAL DINNER GALA EVENT ($400 VALUE). 

WSA by the Numbers

95%

Percentage of participants at WSA affiliated Recreation Centers who come from diverse backgrounds

$34

Average per sport season program fee charged by

Recreation Center partners, which is less than $1 per program hour!

61%

Percentage of participants awarded full scholarships by WSA non-profit partners.

$4,000,000

More than 4 million dollars have been raised to date.

Help Make

Youth Sports Possible!

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Thanks For Joining Us!

EVENTS

WSA facilitates many activities in the community for dual purposes: To build relationships among both athletes and supporters, and to raise funds for our mission.  Click on the links below to learn more about the great opportunities for getting involved.

COMING OCTOBER 1ST: DINNER GALA TICKETS!

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Details Soon!

Thank you Mark Sanchez
for another great WSA Social

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We had a great time with Mark Sanchez at our first in-person social since last year!

Former NFL player Mark Sanchez shared his personal experiences on and off the field and his thoughts on growing up playing high level football, a few hilarious personal recruiting stories, the upcoming 2021 NFL Season, his new position as a FOX SPORTS Game Analyst and the importance of youth sports.  He was interviewed by Hayley Elwood, Interviewer and Team Reporter for the Los Angeles Chargers and one of the NFL’s go-to hosts for the Super Bowl and Draft. 

THANK YOU MARK SANCHEZ AND HAYLEY ELWOOD

and MULDOONS IRISH PUB!

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Meet Our Players

GRANTS

Westcoast Sports Associates provides annual charitable grants to City of Los Angeles Recreation Centers and Southern California Nonprofit Organizations administering youth sports programs in low-income communities.

 

The primary goal of Westcoast Sports Associates is to help economically disadvantaged children play sports. Youth sports programs provide safe environments for children outside of school and the home to develop healthy habits and build character. The mentorship and role modeling facilitated by coaches and volunteers have a lasting impact on the next generation! 

WSA 2021 Grant Recipients

Algin Sutton Rec Center

Central Park Rec Center

Echo Park Rec Center

El Sereno Rec Center

Elysian Valley Rec Center

Hazard Park Rec Center

Jim Gilliam Rec Center

Lincoln Park Rec Center

Montecito Rec Center

Normandale Rec Center

Queen Anne Rec Center

Ramon Garcia Rec Center

Slauson Rec Center

Ross Snyder Rec Center

Hoover Rec Center

America Scores, LA

TGA Sports Foundation

Beat The Streets, LA

Harlem Lacrosse LA

Boys & Girls Club Hollywood

Bresee Foundation LAFC

USTA So Cal Tennis Ass.

Comm Partners For The DHHEAF

Hollenbeck  PAL

WSA is 501(c)(3) organization, and awards grants to Southern California Youth Sports Programs. Click here for details.

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Youth Sports Possible!

 
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Meet Our Grant Recipients!

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Youth Sports Possible!

Help Us Make Youth Sports Possible! 

DONATE!

WSA offers many ways to get involved.

Your donations are critical to our mission!

WSA Membership provides a direct link to our programs, activities and outreach. Learn more!

WSA appreciates every donation, and invites you to pick the level that suits you.  Learn more!

Your donation makes it possible for youth sports teams to receive "official" team uniforms and trophies.  The pride the kids get in wearing real uniforms is visible on their faces and how they play the game - plus it helps other kids want to get involved in our programs. The greater the donation, the more kids we serve!

Suggested Giving

$1,000 - Registration fee for 25 KIDS for a full season of sports!

$2,500 - Registration fee AND Uniforms for 25 KIDS for a full season of sports!

$5,000 - Registration fee, Uniforms AND Trophies for 60 KIDS for a full season of sports!

$10,000 - Support 70 KIDS  for a full season playing sports!

Grant funding provided by WSA each year to community based partners help make quality youth sports programs accessible across Southern California.

10,000+

Annual  participants that benefit  from supported programs.

49

Number of youth sports facilities WSA grant funding supports.

SILVER MEDAL

SPONSOR

$12,000

$4,000,000

WSA has raised 4 million dollars to date for effective and exciting youth sports programs.

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Youth Sports Possible!

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Here's The Latest ...!

NEWS

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It was 25 years ago when (clockwise from front left) Mike Rosenberg, Allen Lynch, Michael Gottlieb and W. Chip Eggers gathered at Local Yolk to create Westcoast Sports Associates.

(Arash Markazi / Los Angeles Times) Read here.

LISTEN: Mike Gottlieb, Guest Speaker on the

Bruin Sports Business Association

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WSA Spotlight: Sam Lagana

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Sam Lagana, longtime WSA board member and the voice of the Los Angeles Rams, shares his insight on why we should be excited about this season with the Rams in this article, "Rise With The Rams".  Read here.

WSA Spotlight: Blain Skinner

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Blain Skinner grew up in Southern California, and from an early age, he developed a love for sports. As a young athlete, he was drawn to soccer, but as a fan, his interests expanded to all sports – especially basketball and the Los Angeles Lakers. This was understandable as Blain grew up in the era of Jerry West, Gail Goodrich, Elgin Baylor, and Wilt Chamberlain. He eventually went on to study at the University of Southern California, where he attained a bachelor’s degree from their Sports Information program in 1982. During his senior year, he was hired to work at The “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, first as an intern. Eventually, after graduating, he was promoted to the Director of Public Relations for their special events.

At the time, The Forum was the home of his favorite childhood team, and eventually, his focus began to shift entirely towards the Lakers. This marked the beginning of a remarkable nearly thirty-eight year run with the franchise which saw the team win fifteen conference championships and nine NBA titles – and if he had stuck around for another year, those totals would be sixteen and ten. During his tenure with the organization, the team was led by the likes of Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Shaquille O’Neill, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis.

The success that he and the Lakers enjoyed in that time has fueled a desire to give back to the youth of Southern California by sharing his passion for sports. Fortunately, Westcoast Sports Associates provided him the opportunity to do just that. After joining the organization in 1995 and volunteering as a member for over twenty years, he now proudly sits on WSA’s board. In addition to WSA, he launched Blain Skinner Consulting and provides services to various entities throughout the sports and entertainment industry, hoping that as many people as possible can share his undying love for sports.

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Contact Us

We look forward to your involvement with Westcoast Sports Associates!  Please let us know how we can make that happen.

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8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd.

Suite 110716

Los Angeles, CA 90045

310.294.7179

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