LOS ANGELES (Thursday, April 13, 2023) – On Tuesday, April 11, the LA Galaxy hosted Ivan, a 14-year-old teenager from Sylmar, Calif., at the club’s first-team training session at Dignity Health Sports Park. Ivan is bravely battling cancer and the LA Galaxy hosted him as an honorary team member for the day.
Ivan and his family had an eventful day as he signed an honorary contract, received a tour of Dignity Health Sports Park, was gifted LA Galaxy gear and watched Galaxy players, coaches and staff participate in Tuesday’s practice. After the training session, Ivan received autographs and photos with LA Galaxy players.
On Sunday, April 16, Ivan and his family will be special guests of the LA Galaxy at the club’s rivalry match against LAFC and they’ll have the opportunity to watch pre-game warmups from field level.