Kick Start Reading Challenge

LA Galaxy Kick Start Reading Challenge

The challenge is back! The LA Galaxy Kick Start Reading Challenge has returned for its fourth 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 home match!

How To Get Started:

"1st Half": A teacher will sign-up their classroom and upkeep a participation list of students that would like to participate in the challenge. Upon signing up, students will receive a reading log & bookmark. Students will then be responsible for completing 400 minutes of reading and having a parent/guardian/teacher sign off and update their running list of participants before moving on to next segment. Participant will earn a Galaxy folder after completion of 400 minutes.
Download the Student Participation List
Download the Reading Log
Download the Bookmark 

"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/teacher 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. Sporting Kansas City after completion of 1200 minutes and accompanying parent/guardian/teacher signature.

“The Game”: All participants that complete 1200 minutes will be eligible to be entered into a random drawing to receive tickets to the LA Galaxy vs. Sports Kansas City match on June 2, 2016 at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. Prizes and tickets will be mailed to each classroom with all items then distributed by teachers per school site.

The Kick Start Reading Challenge will launch February 29 – March 4 with final reading logs being collected by teachers on Friday, May 20th. All reading logs must be received by the LA Galaxy Foundation via email at galaxycommdev@lagalaxy.com by Friday, May 27th. Prizes will be sent to all schools by Friday, June 3rd.

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FAQ’s:

Is the Kick Start Reading Challenge open to all ages?

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

I have 20 students in my classroom. Can I just sign up once for the whole classroom?

Yes. We ask that teachers/designated school personnel submit a registration form with a list of students participating, thus when we receive your participation list, we can cross reference progress. A student list will help track award distribution and total number of participants at the end of the challenge for both the LA Galaxy and the teacher.

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 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 at the end of the challenge between Monday, May 23 and Friday May 27 via email to galaxycommdev@lagalaxy.com. Final logs must be submitted no later than 12:00 PM PST on May 27, 2016 by participating schools; thus, reading logs should be collected from students by Friday, May 20 to provide teachers ample time to update their participant list and email it in.

How will I receive the awards?

After completed logs are returned & verified by a member of the Community Relations department, awards will be shipped to organization/school address listed on registration form by Friday, June 3rd.

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. Sports Kansas City match on June 2, 2016 at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA (the “Game”). During the week of May 27th, selected Kick Start ticket recipients will each receive two (2) tickets to the Game and the opportunity to be acknowledged on the Galaxy TV during pregame. Participants selected to receive tickets will be notified by a LA Galaxy Community Relations representatives/their teacher/designated school personnel.

For any other questions regarding the program, please contact Celeste Soto at 310.630.4632 or at csoto@lagalaxy.com.

Sponsored by:  LA Galaxy Foundation

18400 Avalon Blvd. Suite 200 l Carson, CA 90746