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Has it really been 25 years?


25 Years Ago

Los Angeles Made Olympic History…

You are invited to a gala dinner and program
celebrating the 25th anniversary of the
1984 Olympic Games.
This special event will be held on the floor of
the famed Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
and also will serve as a reunion
for LAOOC employees and volunteers.
Sponsored by:
The Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games
and
The Los Angeles Sports Council

Please save the date!
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009

For information and tickets, please call (213) 482-6352 or update your contact information or to register your friends so that everyone can be included!

 
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