11 L.A.-based teams form 'The Alliance' to advocate for social justice
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The 11 major professional sports teams based in the greater Los Angeles area will form "The Alliance: Los Angeles," a five-year commitment to supporting social justice initiatives, particularly within communities of color, they announced Tuesday.

It will include the following teams:

League Team
MLB Los Angeles Angels
MLB Los Angeles Dodgers
MLS LA Galaxy
MLS LAFC
NBA Los Angeles Clippers
NBA Los Angeles Lakers
NFL Los Angeles Chargers
NFL Los Angeles Rams
NHL Anaheim Ducks
NHL Los Angeles Kings
WNBA Los Angeles Sparks

The initiative will support the Play Equity Fund across the greater Los Angeles area as well as Accelerate Change Together in Orange County, and it hopes to inspire similar cooperative measures at the national level.

Play Equity Fund president Renata Simril said the organizations "should be commended for seeking to make significant changes in communities of color," especially in light of their rivalries on the field of play.

"The Los Angeles region is one of the world's most competitive markets, and sports is one of the world's most competitive industries," Simril added. "But these organizations are putting their competitive instincts aside to work collaboratively for social justice."

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