LA Galaxy’s 20 For Twenty program to participate in Read Across America

CARSON, Calif. (Friday, Feb. 27, 2015) – The LA Galaxy’s 20 for Twenty program will continue by supporting in the 2015 National Education Association’s Read Across America Day with Los Angeles area schools from March 2-6 for its second service event. 20 for Twenty is a year-long initiative that will see the implementation of 20 unique community service acts to celebrate the Galaxy’s 20th season in Major League Soccer.

LA Galaxy defender Dan Gargan, alum Cobi Jones, mascot Cozmo and the LA Galaxy Star Squad will all participate in Read Across America Day in various schools throughout the Los Angeles area during the week. Members will enter classrooms to read Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss and celebrate and encourage reading among students.

Read Across America Day is an annual celebration from the National Education Association that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading in honor of children's author Dr. Seuss.

The Galaxy kicked off 20 for Twenty Wednesday by participating in LA Galaxy Build Day with Habitat Humanity of Greater Los Angeles as forward Gyasi Zardes and midfielder Rafael Garcia, along with LA Galaxy President Chris Klein, alumni and front office staff members, helped build houses in Lynwood, California.

LAUSD school sites will use Read Across America celebrations to launch their involvement with the LA Galaxy Kick Start Reading Challenge, a program that encourages and rewards students for completing 1,200 minutes reading over a two-month period. Full details of the LA Galaxy Kick Start Reading Challenge can be found here:

Media interested in covering the events can email for press passes prior to visiting school sites. 


LA Galaxy’s 20 for Twenty

2015 National Education’s Read Across America Day



LA Galaxy defender Dan Gargan

LA Galaxy alum Cobi Jones

LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo

LA Galaxy Star Squad

LA Galaxy Front Office staff




Monday, March 2

Charles Lindbergh Elementary School

3300 Cedar Street, Lynwood, CA 90262

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Cobi Jones, Cozmo and Star Squad                                   


Tuesday, March 3        

52nd Elementary School

816 W. 51st St., Los Angeles, CA

7:30 – 10:30 a.m.

*Star Squad and Cozmo


Wednesday, March 4

Los Angeles Elementary

1211 S. Hobart Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dan Gargan (12-1 p.m.), Star Squad and Cozmo


Thursday, March 5

Baca Arts Academy

1536 E. 89th St., Los Angeles, CA

7:30 – 11:00 a.m.                      

Star Squad, Cozmo


Friday, March 6

Lomita Magnet PTA

2211 W. 247th St., Lomita CA

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Star Squad and Cozmo



The LA Galaxy Foundation, the non-profit arm of the LA Galaxy, is dedicated to assisting the community in which the team lives, works, and plays. LA Galaxy players, coaches, alumni and staff spend countless hours giving back to the community at local schools, hospitals, fields, and events. The Foundation continually strives to aid organizations that meet its mission of supporting and creating education, health, and soccer-related activities and programs for youth in the greater Los Angeles area. For more information, please visit