Kick Start Summer Reading Challenge

2014 LA Galaxy Kick Start Summer Reading Challenge

The challenge is back! The LA Galaxy Summer Reading Challenge has returned for its second year and is now available to any participant under the age of 18. Participants will be measured during three periods including the "1st Half" stage, the "2nd Half", and the "Extra Time". After hitting certain marks for each stage, participants will earn Galaxy awards including Galaxy folders, Galaxy pencil pouch kits, Galaxy book covers and even the chance to receive tickets to a Galaxy match!

How To Get Started:

"1st Half": A parent/guardian/librarian registers below. Upon registering, download your reading log & bookmark. Participant will then be responsible for completing 400 minutes of reading and having a parent/guardian sign off before moving on to next segment. Participant will earn a Galaxy folder after completion of 400 minutes.


"2nd Half": After completing the 1st half, participant advances to the next segment where they will read another 400 minutes. Participant will earn a Galaxy pencil pouch kit after completion of 800 minutes and having a parent/guardian sign off.

"Extra Time": After completing 1st & 2nd half, participant will move to final stage where a final 400 minutes will be read. Participant will earn a Galaxy book cover & be eligible to receive tickets to Galaxy vs. Vancouver match on 8/23 after completion of 1,200 minutes and accompanying parent/guardian signature. 


The Kick Start Summer Reading challenge will launch June 2nd and end on August 15th.



Is the Kickstart Summer Reading Challenge open to all ages?

The reading challenge is open to participants under the age of 18.

I have 4 children in my family. Can I just sign up once for the whole family?

We ask that parents/guardians submit a registration for each individual participant to help track award distribution and total number of participants.

I would like our library/classroom/after school program to sign up. Is that possible?

Yes. We invite all organizations to participate in the Kick Start Summer Reading challenge. If you wish to sign up your group, please make sure to indicate the expected number of participants when registering.

How & when should I submit the reading log to earn awards?

Reading logs can be submitted either as each stage is completed (after 400, 800, 1200 minutes) or at the end of the challenge. Logs must be submitted no later than 12:00 PM PST on August 15th, 2014. Logs can be sent to or mailed/dropped off to: Galaxy Community Relations 18400 Avalon Boulevard #200, Carson, CA 90746

How will I receive the awards?

After completed logs are returned & verified by a member of the Community Relations department, awards will be made available to be picked up at the StubHub Center located at 18400 Avalon Blvd  Carson, CA 90746 by contacting or by being shipped to address listed on registration form.

Who gets tickets to the Galaxy game?

All participants that complete 1,200 minutes will be eligible to be entered into a random drawing to receive tickets to the LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps match on August 23, 2014 at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA (the “Game”).  During the week of August 18, 2014, twenty-five (25) Kick Start ticket recipients will each receive two (2) tickets to the Game and the opportunity to be acknowledged on the Diamondvision scoreboard on Game day.

Any good book recommendations?  

Check out National Geographic Kids ‘Everything Soccer’ by Blake Hoena featuring LA Galaxy and USMNT defender Omar Gonzalez. The book covers all of the ins & outs of soccer ranging from the rules to the equipment, stadium, and even mascots!

For any other questions regarding the program, please contact Danny Sanchez at 310.630.2153 or at

Sponsored by:  LA Galaxy Foundation

18400 Avalon Blvd. Suite 200 l Carson, CA 90746