The LA Galaxy is committed to honoring essential workers, healthcare heroes, police, fire, and military personnel and their families through its Hero of the Game program. In 2019, 17 honorees were featured as the Hero of the Game prior to each regular season home match to express the organization's gratitude for the sacrifice and service provided by these individuals. Heroes are treated to two (2) tickets to the match along with dinner for two (2) in the American Express Stadium Club.
- Arrival Time: Honoree & their guest will arrive an hour and a half prior to kickoff upon gates opening
- Upon entrance into the stadium, the honoree will report directly to the American Express Stadium Club for dinner, where a department staff member from the LA Galaxy Foundation will greet them
- After dinner, Honoree will make their way to their seats for in-seat recognition
- Recognition prior to the national anthem
- Please note, Honoree is required to dress in uniform if they are a military honoree
Nominations are now being accepted for 2021 -season home matches. Upon submission, your nomination will be reviewed by the LA Galaxy Foundation. If selected, a member from the LA Galaxy Foundation will contact the honoree at least 2-weeks prior to the game date to confirm availability and discuss game day logistics.
Click here to nominate a hero
2021 HEROES OF THE GAME
Mar Marqusee is a LVN Care Coordinator at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Mar, and their nurse colleagues, have been absolutely essential in transitioning the Center’s medical care services to on-line telehealth during the pandemic. They have been a key piece of the team enabling patients to continue to access vital primary care services throughout this turbulent year. In particular, Mar TRULY goes above and beyond each and every day. They play a pivotal role in our Audre Lorde Lesbian Health Program and our Transgender Health Program.
Eric Aviles has been coming to LA Galaxy games his entire life and has been a member of Angel City Brigade for 10 years. Eric has been in the active-duty reserves for 5 years and spent 6 months in a station in Okinawa, Japan. Eric is a Lance Corporal Machine Gunner and is currently stationed out of Pico Rivera.
For the past 10 years, Gladys Jones has helped bring life onto this earth. None more important than this past year when she dealt with her entire unit being closed to make room for a COVID-19 Unit. She then landed at MLK Hospital in Willowbrook where she continues to help bring in life and protect life during this pandemic. Gladys also spends her time volunteering with East Side Riders Bike Club and has done so for over 13 years.