Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation Announces 3rd Annual Reading Garden Challenge

CARSON, Calif. – The Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation
is inviting Carson, Compton, Gardena, Long Beach, Lomita, Lynwood, Torrance and
Beach cities’ elementary schools to participate in the third annual Reading
Garden Challenge, a joint initiative of the Galaxy Foundation, The Home Depot
Center Charitable Foundation, and The Home Depot.

The Reading Garden Challenge
encourages schools and students (grades K-5) to focus on Earth Day by reading
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and creating 8.5” x 11” posters based on one of the
following environmentally friendly themes: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, Save a
Tree, Don’t Waste Water, and Conserve Energy. Posters should be designed
according to specifications which can be found at www.lagalaxy.com/reading-garden.

The top five (5) schools with the
most posters submitted reflecting the themes will be entered into a random
drawing conducted by the LA Galaxy Foundation, The Home Depot Center Charitable
Foundation and The Home Depot to have a Reading Garden built at their school.

All schools interested in
participating must meet the following criteria (additional restrictions may

  • Have a
    viable 40’ x 30’ grass or dirt space available for the Reading Garden
  • District
    approval for the build including Risk Management and District
  • Staff
    available to maintain the garden
  • Agreement to
    review of garden maintenance
  • Available
    for installation April 11-15, 2011

For more information on the Reading
Garden Challenge and to view images from last year’s Reading Garden, please visit www.lagalaxy.com/reading-garden or www.homedepotcenter.com (Foundation section).
For additional information, please call the LA Galaxy Foundation at (310)

This year’s Reading Garden will be built utilizing proceeds
from last year’s fourth annual How Suite It Is! Fundraiser, presented by The
Home Depot and Watson Land Company.

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