LA Watts Summer Games – History
The inaugural L.A. Watts Summer Games were held in 1968 at Locke High School. Originally called the Watts Summer Olympics, the Games were modeled after the Olympic Games by Bill Sims and fellow members of the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce.
The Games were to signify a rebirth of civic spirit in the troubled South Los Angeles community of Watts.
“Many Angelenos will benefit from their involvement and build a foundation from our program, inspire and motivate our kids giving them an opportunity to participate in the LA 2028 Olympics”, Rod Dixon says
The mission of the USA City Games is to connect the inner-city and metropolitan youth from neighboring communities through sports.