LA Galaxy and forward Edson Buddle to compete off the field for Pepsi Refresh grant

Galaxy Look to Refresh Local Community and Bring Hope through Soccer

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CARSON, Calif. – Starting today as part of the Pepsi
Refresh Project, the LA Galaxy are asking fans to vote for the club’s idea in
order to receive a $50,000 Pepsi Refresh grant. As the spokesperson for the LA
Galaxy and Galaxy Foundation Pepsi Refresh project idea, forward Edson Buddle
will be encouraging fans to support the club’s idea to build bridges and bring
hope through soccer.

The Galaxy’s project will look to
refresh communities by empowering, encouraging and educating children through
the building of a soccer-themed playroom at a local children’s hospital and
conducting soccer camps focused on fitness and health in the LA area. In
addition, the club will look to provide aid, equipment and soccer instruction in
Haiti for kids affected by January’s
earthquake through the Galaxy Foundation’s Haitian

“The Pepsi Refresh Project is an
opportunity for us to make a positive impact in our community,” Buddle said.
“This is an important endeavor and we are encouraging all of our fans to support
our idea by voting and helping us make a

Launching today thru Monday,
September 20 at 8:59 p.m. PT, fans can cast their vote up to 25 times per day at
for the Galaxy’s idea and help the club receive a $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Project

“The Pepsi Refresh Project is proud
to provide the stage to showcase these inspiring team ideas from across the
league,” said Jeff Dubiel, Vice President of Pepsi Sports. “Through this
initiative, fans will have the opportunity to recognize their favorite team for
something other than their on-field performance. By showing their support, they
will be helping to make a difference in their local community -- everybody

The Pepsi Refresh Project is a
groundbreaking effort to foster innovation in social good that will award more
than $20 million this year to fund great ideas that help impact the world.
Throughout 2010, Pepsi will fund ideas that will move the world forward in six
categories: Health, Arts & Culture, Food & Shelter, The Planet,
Neighborhoods and Education. The Pepsi Refresh Project, which launched Jan. 13,
features significant social engagement around people and the power of ideas.
People are encouraged to submit their ideas and to cast a vote for their
favorite ideas at

For more information about the LA
Galaxy or to purchase tickets, please contact the Galaxy by calling
1-877-3GALAXY (342-5299) or by visiting