Robert Mora / LA Galaxy

Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation to Build Reading Garden at Chapman Elementary on April 30

CARSON, Calif. (Thursday, April 26, 2012) – The Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation, The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation and The Home Depot will build a Reading Garden at Chapman Elementary School in Gardena, Calif. on Monday, April 30. Galaxy players Edson Buddle, Todd Dunivant, Sean Franklin and Dan Keat will be on hand to assist with the building of the Reading Garden along with volunteers from the Galaxy, The Home Depot Center and The Home Depot Lakewood location. Chapman Elementary was selected as the winners of the Fourth Annual Reading Garden Challenge earlier this month.


The build was originally scheduled for today, Thursday, April 26, but has now been moved back to Monday, April 30 because of inclement weather in the area.

The Reading Garden build will begin at 9 a.m., with the official groundbreaking, followed by teams of volunteers making final preparations by painting and installing planters while also planting flowers. Galaxy players are scheduled to arrive following training at 1 p.m. and the formal Board Cutting Ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m.

Noah’s Bagels of Manhattan Beach and Starbucks – Redondo Beach and Normandie will be providing morning refreshments while Panera Bread of Carson are catering lunch. Additionally, Herbalife will be providing items from their line of their health and wellness products.

Media members wishing to attend this event are asked to RSVP to the Galaxy Communications Department by emailing galaxycommunications@lagalaxy.com. If you have any other questions about this, please be sure to contact any member of the Galaxy Communications Department at any of the email addresses or phone numbers listed above, or by sending an email to mediarequests@lagalaxy.com.

Click the photos below to see before and after images from past Reading Garden Challenge Winners!

President Avenue Elementary


Stephen C Foster Elementary


Leapwood Avenue Elementary