2019 Community Outreach Events, Initiatives and Soccer Programming

The LA Galaxy are committed to supporting programs and non-profit organizations through event programming and community outreach initiatives, in hope of providing vital resources to at-risk Los Angeles communities while growing the game of soccer.

RECENT NEWS

LA Galaxy Foundation hosted Champion Project School Carson Street Elementary for a Protect the Pitch Field Trip

The LA Galaxy Foundation continued their “Protect the Pitch” initiative by hosting 50 students from Carson Street Elementary at Dignity Health Sports Park on Thursday, September 12th.  FULL STORY

 

 

Members of Coast Guard and Navy enjoy day at LA Galaxy training for LA Fleet Week

The LA Fleet Week provides a unique experience to honor and recognize all the service and sacrifices of United States Sea Service members. LA Fleet Week features various events based at Port of Los Angeles and around the Los Angeles area including ship tours and displays open to the public to enjoy and express their gratitude throughout the Labor Day weekend.  FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Champion Project Friday Night Soccer Celebration

On Friday, August 23rd the LA Galaxy Foundation hosted LA Galaxy Champion Project schools for “Friday Night Soccer” at Dignity Health Sports Park. Students from eleven Carson elementary schools and their families were treated to a fun night filled with soccer, music, food trucks and giveaways. The students kicked off the new school year with soccer programming from LA Galaxy Camps & Clinics coaches where they practiced their soccer skills.  FULL STORY

Final match for LA Galaxy Special Olympics Southern California Unified team against LA Galaxy Boys and Girls Academy Team

The LA Galaxy Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) Unified team had their final match of the season against LA Galaxy Boys U-14 and Girls U-15 Academy team on August 11th at Dignity Health Sports Park.  FULL STORY

 

LA Galaxy Champion Project School Annalee Avenue Elementary School Garden Build

LA Galaxy Foundation partnered with Garden School Foundation and Herbalife Nutrition to expand the garden at Annalee Avenue Elementary School on Thursday, August 8th. Garden School Foundation (GSF), a non-profit partner of the LA Galaxy, provides Seed to Table garden-based education in Title I schools in the Los Angeles area. Their Seed to Table curriculum of gardening and nutritional cooking classes helps students understand where their food comes from, how to grow and prepare the food in efforts to promote healthy eating.  FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Foundation partners with Boys & Girls Club of Carson for special day of soccer

The best soccer team in the nation is bringing their skills to the local community. In a continuation of the LA Galaxy's mission to Support Local Soccer, the LA Galaxy Foundation headed out to the Boys & Girls Club of Carson for a special day of soccer.  FULL STORY

 

LA Galaxy introduce soccer clinics to Carson schools as part of Champion Project

The LA Galaxy Champion Project is up and running! As the new school year begins, the LA Galaxy will continue to partner with local elementary schools to provide soccer programming and opportunities to grow the game of soccer while promoting health, wellness and leadership development. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Community Clinic Series continues with Children’s Institute

LA Galaxy Foundation’s community clinic series continued on Tuesday, July 23rd, hosting forty-five youth from Children’s Institute (CII) at Ted Watkins Memorial Park. Serving over 26,000 children and families annually, Children’s Institute (CII) transforms the lives of youth exposed to poverty and adversity in the Los Angeles area. FULL STORY

 

LA Galaxy host community clinic at 109th Recreational Center

On Thursday, June 20th, the LA Galaxy Foundation hosted a community clinic at 109th Street Recreation Center mini-pitch for youth varying in ages from five to fourteen. The clinic kicked off with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) providing ways for the youth to positively encourage and motivate their peers through various interactive activities. Activities included partnering up with a peer to create a handshake, sharing respectful compliments and playing rock, paper, scissors.. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Foundation hold community clinic at Jim Thorpe Park in Hawthorne

On Thursday, June 20th, LA Galaxy Community Clinic series continued at the co-branded LA Galaxy and Herbalife Nutrition futsal courts at Jim Thorpe Park. Local youth, ages 4 to 15 came out and participated in soccer programming. LA Galaxy t-shirts and hats were provided to all youth in attendance. FULL STORY

 

LA Galaxy Foundation host annual LA Galaxy Golf Tournament

On Monday, June 10th the annual LA Galaxy Golf Tournament presented by San Manuel Casino was held at Rolling Hills Country Club. This year’s tournament raised over $215,000 for the LA Galaxy Foundation to activate the LA Galaxy Champion Project. FULL STORY

 

LA Galaxy Foundation partners with Surfrider Foundation for a beach cleanup

As part of the LA Galaxy Protect the Pitch sustainability program, over 250 LA Galaxy fans, supporters and Herbalife24 Triathlon L.A. participants traveled to Venice Beach to partake in a beach cleanup with Surfrider Foundation on Saturday, June 22. FULL STORY

 

LA Galaxy Champion Project celebrated at Leapwood Avenue Elementary School

On Thursday, May 9, the LA Galaxy welcomed Leapwood Avenue Elementary School to Dignity Health Sports Park for a Protect the Pitch field trip. Students participated in a tour of the stadium, took a trip to the Galaxy Garden and learned how to make a healthy fava bean salad for lunch. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Champion Project celebrated at Leapwood Avenue Elementary School

Over 250 students from Leapwood Avenue Elementary School celebrated the launch of The LA Galaxy Champion Project by participating in a schoolwide soccer clinic on Friday, April 26. The LA Galaxy Champion Project strives to inspire and celebrate champions within the Los Angeles community by partnering with eleven local elementary schools – reaching over 5,000 youth – within a five-mile radius of Dignity Health Sports Park. This program aims to grow the game through soccer programming and leadership development opportunities while promoting health and wellness. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy launch Community Clinic Series with A Place Called Home

LA Galaxy launched their LA Galaxy Community Clinic Series at A Place Called Home on Wednesday, April 24th. A Place Called Home (APCH) is a non-profit organization that offers a place for young people to experience joy, laughter, and safety in the local Los Angeles community. LA Galaxy camp and clinic coaches hosted a 90-minute soccer clinic for the 130-youth participating in APCH’s afterschool programming. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Women's Leadership Series: Women & Men at Work - Celebrating Male Allies & Advocates

In partnership with WISE Los Angeles and Dignity Health Sports Park, the LA Galaxy hosted a Women & Men at Work: Celebrating Male Allies & Advocates event at Palihouse on Thursday, April 25th in continuation of the LA Galaxy Women’s Leadership Series. This member only event featured Katie Pandolfo, General Manager of Dignity Health Sports Park (DHSP), and Chris Klein, LA Galaxy President, and special guest Rachana Bhide for an evening of strategy-building and storytelling about the importance of male allies in the collaboration and development of female career advancement. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy supports A Place Called Home's annual Cinderella and Prince Charming Project

On Friday, April 5, LA Galaxy assisted with A Place Called Home’s annual Cinderella and Prince Charming Project. A Place Called Home is a non-profit organization that provides youth in Los Angeles with a safe place to develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives. Every spring, the Cinderella and Prince Charming Project provides 1,200 Los Angeles teenagers the opportunity to receive formal-attire for homecoming, prom, and graduation.  FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Foundation host Grand View Elementary School for Protect the Pitch Field Trip

On Thursday, March 21, students from Grand View Boulevard Elementary School visited the stadium to learn about healthy eating habits and gardening.The LA Galaxy Foundation’s Protect the Pitch Initiative continues to provide the opportunity for students to visit Dignity Health Sports Park and learn more about how the LA Galaxy positively impacts the environment.  FULL STORY

LA Galaxy hosts Read Across America Day celebration at Dignity Health Sports Park

LA Galaxy, alongside Dignity Health Sports Park ASCSC Community Foundation, Los Angeles Chargers and MLS WORKS hosted the third annual Read Across America Celebration at Dignity Health Sports Park yesterday for more than 200 elementary school students as part of a nation-wide celebration of children’s author Dr. Seuss. FULL STORY

 

LA Galaxy unveil David Beckham Community Field at Salvation Army in Downtown Los Angeles

As part of David Beckham’s lasting impact on the city of Los Angeles and the sport of soccer, the LA Galaxy, David Beckham and Herbalife Nutrition unveiled a refurbished turf field in downtown Los Angeles today, located at The Salvation Army Red Shield Youth and Community Center (1532 West 11th Street, Los Angeles, CA). FULL STORY

 

LA Galaxy Foundation host Wilshire Crest Elementary for Protect the Pitch field trip

On Thursday, Feb. 21, the LA Galaxy Foundation welcomed 50 students from Wilshire Crest Elementary School on a field trip to the newly renamed Dignity Health Sports Park. Kindergarten and 5th grade students with excellent attendance rates, grades and classroom participation attended the field trip as a reward. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Foundation host Union Rescue Mission Soccer Clinic with Street Soccer USA

The LA Galaxy Foundation partnered with Street Soccer USA to host a soccer clinic at Union Rescue Mission on Monday, January 21. The clinic kicked off with Union Rescue Mission youth being separated into groups to practice their soccer skills. FULL STORY

 

LA Galaxy Foundation 2018 recap

It was a busy year for the LA Galaxy Foundation in the community! Read about all of the LA Galaxy Foundation's community work in 2018. FULL STORY

 

 

LA Galaxy Foundation host students from 24th Street School for a Protect the Pitch Field Trip

On November 29, the LA Galaxy Foundation welcomed 50 second and third graders from 24th Street School for a field trip to the StubHub Center as the latest installment of the "Protect the Pitch" initiative. The students toured the LA Galaxy locker rooms and event suites, as well as the Galaxy Garden. Students also learned how to make a healthy broccoli and carrot slaw for lunch. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy (Thanks)Giving help out with "FryDay" at Union Rescue Mission

On Friday, November 16th, over 30 members of LA Galaxy Front Office and Supporters volunteered at Union Rescue Mission’s “FryDay” providing a Thanksgiving meal for over 3,000 people from the Skid Row area. Volunteers were tasked with frying over 500 turkeys throughout the day as well as carving the crispy birds to be served at the feast on Saturday. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Foundation participate in 12th Annual Treats-N-Suites Halloween Bash

On Friday, October 26, the LA Galaxy Foundation participated in the 12th Annual Treats-N-Suites Halloween Bash hosted by the StubHub Center Foundation. Local kids ages 2 to 11-years-old were able to trick-or-treat through suites decorated by the LA Galaxy Foundation, LA Galaxy Girls' and Boy's Academies, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers and StubHub Center. FULL STORY

2018 LA Galaxy Special Olympics Unified Team finishes strong

The 2018 LA Galaxy Special Olympics Southern California Unified season came to a close on Sunday, October 28, culminating with the opportunity to meet Galaxy players on the field following their season finale match and receive a game-worn jersey. The Galaxy SOSC Unified Team met before the match for an end of season party. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Foundation host Aldama Elementary for Protect the Pitch field trip

The LA Galaxy Foundation continued its mission to educate local youth about their sustainability efforts when 50 4th and 5th graders from Aldama Elementary School took a field trip to StubHub Center on Thursday, October 25. The students watch LA Galaxy II practice and got autographs form the players before visiting the StubHub Center garden. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Foundation host first ever High School Girls’ Summit with SNHU

The LA Galaxy Foundation welcomed over 100 high school female athletes to attend the inaugural LA Galaxy High School Girl’s Summit presented by Southern New Hampshire University at StubHub Center on Saturday, October 13th. Partnering with Southern New Hampshire University, this free event invited female athletes from local school districts and at-risk communities for brunch and the opportunity to meet with former collegiate athletes and female executives from the Los Angeles sport and entertainment industry. FULL STORY

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles honor LA Galaxy at the Los Angeles Builders Ball

Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) honored the LA Galaxy at its 2018 Los Angeles Builders Ball on Thursday, Sept. 27. The annual event acknowledges outstanding individuals and organizations that share Habitat LA's dedication to revitalizing the landscape of Los Angeles. The LA Galaxy received the Foundation Builder Award in recognition of their commitment to helping those in need through the LA Galaxy Foundation. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Foundation help Kick Childhood Cancer with Gift of Life partnership

The LA Galaxy Foundation worked with Gift of Life Marrow Registry throughout September to raised awareness for childhood cancer in conjunction with MLS WORKS annual initiative, Kick Childhood Cancer. Together, LA Galaxy and Gift of Life facilitated a first-time meeting between a cancer survivor and his marrow donor, team practices with childhood cancer patients and Kick Blood Cancer drives. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Foundation Protect the Pitch with Rockdale Magnet

On September 13th, the LA Galaxy Foundation welcomed 42 second-graders from Rockdale Visual and Performing Arts Magnet for a fun-filled day at the StubHub Center. As part of the Galaxy’s “Protect the Pitch” initiative, students were able to learn about the sustainability programs taking place throughout the stadium. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Foundation hosts 50 U.S. Sea Service members for LA Fleet Week

The LA Galaxy Foundation celebrated the third annual LA Fleet Week by hosting 50 United States Sea Service members for a soccer-filled experience at the StubHub Center on August 29th.  FULL STORY

 

 

LA Galaxy Foundation hosts second annual Shoes That Fit event

On August 30th, the LA Galaxy Foundation hosted their second annual Shoes That Fit event at Catskill Avenue Elementary School. Shoes That Fit is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids improve their self-esteem by providing low-income youth with a pair of shoes so they can go to school in comfort and focus on their studies instead of their circumstances. FULL STORY

LA Galaxy Foundation and Street Soccer USA kick off USA Cup in Microsoft Square

Saturday, August 18th marked the Inaugural Street Soccer USA Cup - Los Angeles, presented by the LA Galaxy Foundation, at Microsoft Square in L.A. LIVE. Featuring over 30 futsal teams, the Street Soccer USA Cup - Los Angeles showcased the dynamic culture connecting soccer and the people of Los Angeles. This event served as the center piece of non-profit Street Soccer USA’s LA programing. FULL STORY

The LA Galaxy Foundation and Positive Coaching Alliance visited the Boys and Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley

The LA Galaxy Community Clinic Series continued on August 7th where LA Galaxy Foundation visited the Boys and Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley with the Positive Coaching Alliance. The clinic kicked off with youth rotating between practicing ball skills, juggling and scrimmaging. FULL STORY

 

Tomas Hilliard-Arce, LA Galaxy Foundation and StubHub Center Foundation host two-day Youth Development Camp

The LA Galaxy and StubHub Center Foundation hosted female and male youth soccer players ages 10-15 for a two-day Youth Development Soccer Camp on July 27th and 28th providing the youth with an opportunity to play the sport they love at a world class soccer facility. FULL STORY

 

LA Galaxy and Alaska Airlines host military family in emotional surprise reunion

Catch this heartwarming military homecoming as a US Navy dad surprises his wife and daughter at the 4th of July LA Galaxy vs. DC United game. We are grateful for the sacrifice and service provided by all members of the military and their families. WATCH

 

 

Galaxy Giving Initiative continues with a special beautification project

The Galaxy Giving volunteer initiative continued on June 27th as the LA Galaxy Foundation partnered with The Mission Continues to complete a beautification project at Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School. This event was part of the week-long Operation Watts Is Worth It service initiative. FULL STORY

 

 

LA Galaxy Golf Tournament presented by San Manuel Casino funds LA Galaxy Foundation's 10th mini pitch

After a three year hiatus, the LA Galaxy Golf Tournament was back and better than ever! The tournament was hosted at beautiful Pelican Hill Golf Club on June 12th 2018 and presented by generous sponsor, San Manuel Casino. This sold out tournament raised more than $130,000 for the LA Galaxy Foundation supporting is initiative to install safe places for youth to play soccer. PHOTO GALLERY

 

Sebastian Lletget sends off local Power Soccer team to national tournament in Indiana

In celebration of inclusion and Soccer For All in June, LA Galaxy superstar Sebastian Lletget met with local power soccer players as he wished the team good luck ahead of the 2018 MK Battery Conference Cup Series national tournament in Indiana at the end of the month. FULL STORY

 

 

LA Galaxy Special Olympics Southern California Unified Team debut against LA Galaxy Academy

The LA Galaxy Special Olympics Southern California Unified Team played a thrilling contest with a joint Boys’ and Girls’ Academy squad in their first match on May 25 at StubHub Center. PHOTO GALLERY

 

 

LA Galaxy Foundation and Children's Institute, Inc. put on special edition of Community Clinic Series

The LA Galaxy Foundation’s Community Clinic Series continued on Saturday, June 2, welcoming members from Children’s Institute, Inc. for a Saturday full of education, activities and most importantly, soccer. FULL STORY

 

 

LA Galaxy Foundation partners with professional sports organizations in Los Angeles for Career Fair

In conjunction with the LA Galaxy’s Women’s Leadership Series, the LA Galaxy Foundation hosted the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Career Fair on Wednesday, May 30th at the StubHub Center. Over 250 professionals had the unique opportunity to participate in an open panel with hiring managers from Los Angeles sports and entertainment organizations. FULL STORY

 

Galaxy Giving: Meal of Love at Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House

In continuing support of the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, LA Galaxy midfielder Chris Pontius joined LA Galaxy staff and the LA Galaxy Star Squad cooked and served a BBQ dinner to 80 Los Angeles house residents as part of the LA Galaxy Foundation’s Galaxy Giving initiative. This summer celebration included arts and crafts and a 3v3 soccer game with LA Galaxy Star Squad. House residents were invited to come watch the Galaxy’s game on May 30 against FC Dallas. For more information about Ronald McDonald House and their mission to provide comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California please visit www.rmhcsc.org. PHOTO GALLERY

The LA Galaxy Foundation Community Clinic Series rolls on

The LA Galaxy Community Clinic Series continued on Sunday, April 22 hosting thirty youth from A Place Called Home alongside Herbalife Nutrition, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Positive Coaching Alliance. FULL STORY

 

 

Galaxy Giving takes on gardening at Leapwood Elementary in Carson

LA Galaxy Foundation completed their month-long Garden Beautification and Mural Initiative at Leapwood Avenue Elementary in Carson, California on Tuesday, April 17. With the help of Garden School Foundation, LA Galaxy Foundation added six vegetable beds and installed a mural inspired by the school's students. FULL STORY

 

LA Galaxy host Protect the Pitch field trip for local grade school

The LA Galaxy Foundation hosted Jackson Magnet STEM Dual Language Academy’s fifth grade students on Thursday, April 12 for a field trip to show students how to live more sustainable lives.  FULL STOR

 

 

LA Galaxy put on soccer clinic for Inner City Education Foundation Soccer Academy

The LA Galaxy Community Clinic Series began the 2018 campaign on Wednesday, April 11 as the Galaxy Foundation hosted middle school students from the Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF) Soccer Academy alongside partners the Positive Coaching Alliance, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Herbalife Nutrition. FULL STORY


 

Annual CHLA Visit - to Make March Matter!

The LA Galaxy too time to visit Children's Hospital Los Angeles on March 15 in continuation of their longstanding relationship with CHLA at nine LA Galaxy player visited with patients and their families in support of Make March Matter. FULL STORY

 

 

LA Galaxy Foundation and Friends host Read Across America Celebration

Along with the LA Chargers, LA Galaxy players Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Daniel Steres and LA Galaxy President Chris Klein read to over 250 students from Towne Avenue Elementary School and Leapwood Avenue Elementary School in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday. FULL STORY