LA Galaxy Foundation Raises Nearly $1 Million for Los Angeles Community in 2019

LA Galaxy Foundation Raises Nearly $1 Million for Los Angeles Community in 2019

Foundation wraps record-setting year of giving to benefit Los Angeles communities through the LA Galaxy Champions Project which benefited more than 5,000 students

The LA Galaxy hosted nine no-cost community soccer clinics at LA Galaxy mini-pitches throughout the Los Angeles area. Each clinic included 90-minutes of soccer activities, an inspiring workshop from Positive Coaching Alliance and fun-filled appearances from the LA Galaxy Star Squad and Cozmo, the LA Galaxy's out-of-this-world mascot.

In 2019, AEG’s LA Galaxy Foundation welcomed more than 350 students from elementary schools in the greater Los Angeles area to Dignity Health Sports Park for a series of Protect the Pitch fieldtrips, which included a tour of the stadium’s sustainable operations – including its garden – as well as a cooking class.

AEG and LA Galaxy employees serve more than 200 Thanksgiving meals to local children and families at Dignity Health Sports Park’s American Express Stadium Club in Carson, Calif. on Friday, November 22, 2019.

Over 250 volunteers participated in a clean-up at Venice Beach with Surfrider Foundation and Herbalife24 Triathlon. The volunteers removed over 150 pounds of trash, 33 pounds of recyclables and 4,000 cigarette butts.

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AEG’s LA Galaxy Foundation concluded the 2019 calendar year by raising nearly $1,000,000 to benefit the Los Angeles community through numerous events, programming and initiatives in conjunction with the LA Galaxy Champions Project which directly benefited more than 5,000 students from 11 elementary schools in the greater Los Angeles area.

A community-driven program launched by the LA Galaxy in April 2019, the LA Galaxy Champion Project pairs the club with local elementary schools to provide soccer programming and opportunities to promote health, wellness and leadership development with local youth, while growing the game of soccer.

In addition to the LA Galaxy Champions Project, the LA Galaxy continued its Protect the Pitch initiative, launched in 2016 to provide local youth with the education and resources to live healthier, more sustainable lives, by hosting 350 students at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. to tour the stadium’s sustainable operations, garden and enjoy a children’s cooking class.

Throughout both initiatives, Galaxy players, staff and fans volunteered nearly 2,000 hours assisting with soccer clinics, garden installations, beach cleanups and additional activities throughout the year. For a full list of LA Galaxy community programs and activities, please click here.