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. LA Galaxy Champion Project students kicked their field trip off with a stadium tour where they visited the press box, sat in an event suite and walked on the main field. The tour concluded at the Galaxy Garden where they met, Chris Hybl, Communications & Digital Specialist and member of the LA Galaxy Gardening Club. In the garden, students potted their own basil plants to take home with them. Additionally, one lucky student picked a watermelon growing in the garden for that afternoon’s cooking class.
After the stadium tour, students headed down for their cooking class with Garden School Foundation instructor, Rachel Black. Extra help arrived when Galaxy ll players Brian Iloski, Jose Hernandez, and Abraham Romero came to assist students with chopping and dicing their ingredients to make their own watermelon salad. The watermelon from the garden was cut up and passed around as an afternoon snack. Before heading back to school, Galaxy II players walked around the TV Studio and signed autographs on students’ backpacks, notebooks, foam fingers and water bottles.
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.