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: www.lagalaxy.com/kickstart.
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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
ABOUT LA GALAXY FOUNDATION
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 www.lagalaxy.com/community/foundation.