Dream Games


The International Dream Games are basketball games conducted with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and includes youth and parents from recreation centers throughout the city. Centers are selected to reflect the cultural and economic diversity that makes up the City of Los Angeles.

Participating youth from each park are drafted onto teams. Youth learn that differences in ethnic heritage, socioeconomics, and religious beliefs all disappear once the whistle blows and the game begins. Parents and fans cheer for all teams and prejudice leaves the team.

The purpose of these games is to recognize the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by bringing diverse people together for a common goal: The kids in Los Angeles.

Dr. King’s Dream is alive– putting our youth on an equal playing field and letting them compete as equals.