Community Programs

Youth Foundation

Youth Foundation

The Lakers Youth Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on the use of sports to promote education, teamwork and self-esteem among Los Angeles area youth.



Nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive memorabilia and group ticket donations from the Lakers.

Players Giving Back

Players Giving Back

Check out the Lakers players foundations and community initiatives that are close to their heart.

Educational Programs

Educational Programs

The Lakers education programs work closely with local colleges, elementary, middle, and high schools to honor those who demonstrate outstanding academic achievements in the classroom and beyond.

Fitness Programs

Fitness Programs

The Lakers encourage all fans to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Fans can use this portal to get content from the players and Laker Girls on how they stay fit on and off the court. Check out Junior Lakers!

Environmental Programs

Environmental Programs

The Lakers strive to be ECO All-Stars by hosting environmentally friendly events and providing content on how you can be an ECO All-Star in your daily life.

Wish Granting

Wish Granting

Each year the Lakers grant wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. To date over 330 wishes have been granted by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Season Of Giving

Season Of Giving

The Lakers host community events during the holiday season as part of the “Season of Giving” community initiative presented by East West Bank.

Lakers Team Up

Lakers Team Up

Lakers Team Up is the organization’s service initiative, designed to allow the Lakers staff to give back to our community.

Junior Lakers 2016

This summer the Lakers launched Junior Lakers, where the team works with youth in Los Angeles to develop fundamental basketball skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, and community involvement.

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Junior Lakers 2016

This summer the Lakers launched Junior Lakers, where the team works with youth in Los Angeles to develop fundamental basketball skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, and community involvement.
Oct 13, 2016  |  04:17

Camp Lakers 2016

Julius Randle came out for Camp Lakers 2016 to show the youngsters some tips and help them with their overall game.
Oct 4, 2016  |  03:30

Lakers In the Community - 2015-16 Recap

From Hawaii to Chicago, take a look back at how the Lakers helped out in the community during the 2015-16 season.
Aug 3, 2016  |  04:00

Make A Wish: Kobe Bryant

For the past 20 years, Kobe Bryant has devoted himself to the Make A Wish Foundation. Today, he has helped hundreds of kids from across the country.
Apr 13, 2016  |  05:03

Lakers Fit For Life Health Clinic

Led by Tarik Black, Jordan Clarkson, and Larry Nance Jr., the Los Angeles Lakers partnered with 24 Hour Fitness and PlayWorks to help show kids in the community how to lead active and healthy lives.
Mar 30, 2016  |  03:30

Lakers Mentoring Road Trip 2016 - Chicago

This year, the Lakers Mentoring Road Trip took them to Chicago, Illinois where they visited museums, landmarks, and even watched Kobe's final game in the United Center.
Mar 28, 2016  |  07:15

2016 Laker Girls Dance Clinic

The Laker Girls and 24 Hour Fitness visited Jordan High School in Long Beach for their 2016 dance clinic.
Mar 14, 2016  |  03:07

Make A Wish: Yitzi Teichman

The Los Angeles Lakers and Make A Wish of Greater Los Angeles teamed up to give Yitzi Teichman the experience of a lifetime - becoming a Laker for a day.
Mar 3, 2016  |  04:49

Make A Wish: Spencer

Thanks to Lakers Youth Foundation and Make A Wish of Greater Los Angeles, Spencer was able to spend the day with the Lakers and deliver the game ball vs. Sacramento.
Jan 21, 2016  |  00:37

Make A Wish Dunk Donations

The Lakers Youth Foundation donated $1,000 to Make A Wish of Greater Los Angeles for every Lakers dunk during the game against the Sacramento Kings on January 20.
Jan 21, 2016  |  00:31

Holiday Party for Kids

The annual Holiday Party for Kids took place at the Lakers practice facility where 70 elementary and middle school students from School On Wheels were invited to celebrate the season with the Lakers.
Dec 24, 2015  |  04:30

Lakers 2015 Holiday in the Hangar

The Los Angeles Lakers held a party in the Delta Maintenance Hangar of Los Angeles, set up to simulate a plane ride to the North Pole.
Dec 16, 2015  |  04:16

2015 Lakers Turkey Giveaway Presented by East West Bank

D'Angelo Russell and the Lakers joined the Salvation Army's Miracle on Machester event in Inglewood on November 21st to give back to the community.
Nov 30, 2015  |  03:22

Lakers Thanksgiving Feast 2015

Nick Young, Jordan Clarkson, and the Lakers team up on November 19th to serve a Thanksgiving feast to the community.
Nov 30, 2015  |  04:44

Chick Hearn Night 2015

To honor legendary broadcaster, Chick Hearn, the Lakers will host a School Supply Drive prior to the game on November 22nd, 2015.
Nov 19, 2015  |  00:25

Veterans Day Breakfast

The Los Angeles Lakers visited the US Vets Residential Facility in Inglewood, California.
Nov 17, 2015  |  03:23

Hoops For Troops 2015

Lakers and Pechanga Casino & Resort hosted Hoops For Troops, where Player Development Coach Thomas Scott ran through some drills with military service members.
Nov 12, 2015  |  04:23

Fit For Life in Hawaii Presented by Kaiser Permanente

The Los Angeles Lakers joined with Kaiser Permanente to host a Fit For Life Clinic during the 2015-16 preseason in Hawaii.
Nov 7, 2015  |  04:38

Lakers at the Special Olympics World Games

Los Angeles Lakers front office and players visited the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles to cheer on basketball teams from around the globe.
Sep 28, 2015  |  03:34

2015 Camp Lakers

2015 Camp Lakers
Sep 9, 2015  |  04:20

2014-15 Community Relations Recap

Recap the 2014-15 season with the Los Angeles Lakers Community Relations team.
Jun 23, 2015  |  03:06

2015 Celebrity Golf Tournament

2015 Celebrity Golf Tournament
May 3, 2015  |  04:59

STEM in Sports

Jordan Clarkson and the Lakers Assistant Coaches held a clinic for kids, where they worked on fundamentals of the game and learned about how math and science plays a roll in sports.
Apr 22, 2015  |  02:46

Team Turnaround

Lakers Team Turnaround
Apr 21, 2015  |  01:40

Lakers Mentoring Road Trip

Lakers Mentoring Program celebrates the importance of mentoring relationships within LA's youth. This year they traveled to New York City.
Apr 13, 2015  |  06:11

Read to Achieve 2015

Lakers players Tarik Black and Ed Davis visit the 2015 Read to Achieve winners.
Apr 10, 2015  |  04:06

2015 Trees for Threes

On Saturday March 14th, Julius Randle, the Laker Girls, East West Bank and Lakers staffers joined students and parents from 20th Elementary to plant thirty new trees on the school’s campus.
Mar 23, 2015  |  05:03

Make-A-Wish: To Coach The Lakers

16 year old Banks Graham’s wish was granted to be the Lakers Coach for a day from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. From attending the pre-practice meeting with the Lakers Coaching Staff to running through drills at STAPLES Center, Graham was able to fulfill a lifelong dream and inspire a team.
Feb 11, 2015  |  05:04

Fit For Life - Lakers Dance Clinic

The Laker Girls hosted a dance clinic for the Los Angeles youth to learn more about dance and to stay active in their community.
Feb 1, 2015  |  04:16

Fit For Life - Health Fair 2015

The Lakers gathered with elementary school kids in El Segundo to encourage them to get outside and exercise and stay active.
Feb 1, 2015  |  03:40