CARSON, Calif. (Friday, April 19, 2013) – The LA Galaxy announced today that the club’s charitable arm, the LA Galaxy Foundation, will donate $10,000 to The One Fund Boston. The club will also observe a Moment of Silence prior to Saturday night’s game against Sporting Kansas City to recognize those who were affected by Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon. Additionally, the team flags of the Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and New England Revolution will be displayed on the berm, as will the flag of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. in order to help the people most affected by the tragic occurrences in Boston on April 15.
“The LA Galaxy have been tremendously moved by the outpouring of support from around the world to those who have been affected by the recent Boston Marathon bombings and wanted to assist those families by making this donation,” said Galaxy President Chris Klein. “We consider our club to be a family and we were pained to learn that Southern California native John Odom, the father-in-law of our former goalkeeper Matt Reis, was one of those who were injured in Monday’s attacks. Matt will always be a member of the Galaxy family and we are all thinking of him and his family in this time of need.”
Fans that would like to make an online contribution to The One Fund Boston, can visit www.onefundboston.org. To make a check donation by mail, please send a check to:
One Fund Boston, Inc.
800 Boylston St. #990009
Boston, MA 02199
To learn more about the LA Galaxy Foundation, please visit www.lagalaxy.com/community/foundation.