Helpful Community Clinic Series
The Helpful SoCal Honda Dealers are teaming up with the LA Galaxy again this season to lend a helping hand in the Los Angeles Community. Last season, the guys in blue assisted at several Helpful Community Clinics and Projects, and they will return again to clinics this year. The Helpful Community Clinics provide free professional soccer lessons to children in Montebello, Santa Ana, Compton, Whittier, Los Angeles, and Boyle Heights, and the Helpful Honda Guys will join the esteemed LA Galaxy coaches and volunteers again this year at the locations listed below:
- April 23: Villa Park, Pasadena
- May 28: Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles
- June 11: Boyle Heights Sports Center- Los Angeles
- July 11: Red Shield- Los Angeles
- August 15: Rosewood Park, Commerce
Helpful Community Clinic Coaches’ Corner
“I enjoy working 1v1s with the players in our Honda Clinics. It’s enjoyable to challenge the players to learn and try new moves as well as learn basic defending principles. Players start getting competitive when there are points on the line!
…I feel the community clinics that we host are extremely beneficial to each community as it allows us to promote the game and spread our roots to kids who may have not been exposed to soccer… it also teaches the importance of team work and being active.”
…I really enjoy having the opportunity to work with different kids at each of these clinics. To see the excitement on their faces and knowing that you are making an impact on their lives is something I will always enjoy the most.”
-Wes Meadows, Supervisor of Camps & Clinics
Timeout with the Helpful Guys in Blue
Over the last seven years, the SoCal Honda Dealers have been helping out in the local community in unexpected ways. They have been seen pumping and paying for gas, lending a hand at events like blood drives and marathons and cleaning up local parks, all because it's their job to be helpful. The SoCal Honda Dealers began their partnership with the LA Galaxy in 2013 and have helped out with several initiatives including:
- Community Clinics - lending a helping hand at Galaxy Community Soccer Clinics by registering participants, organizing training exercises, handing out water, and supporting programs that provide opportunities for underprivileged children.
- Community Project Series - supporting participants at events like the Hydrocephalus Walk and educating the attendants about the condition of Hydrocephalus.
- Pass It Forward – inviting fans to vote for their favorite charity via the Pass It Forward app. They also spent time helping the winning charity, spcaLA, by delivering much needed pet supplies, food and toys; and even took the abandoned pets out for walks.
Whether they're helping train future soccer superstars at the Helpful Community Clinics, or honoring and supporting charitable events, the guys in blue are always eager to help in any way they can. To learn more about how the SoCal Honda Dealers are helping in your area, like them on facebook.com/socalhondadealers and follow them on Twitter at @HelpfulHonda.
Thank you to all of our Helpful Community Clinic Series Partners!