LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos visits a patient at Children's Hospital Los Angeles during a team visit in 2016. Photo courtesy of Robert Mora.
May 1, 2017

LA Galaxy Foundation Announces New Five-Year Partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

AEG’s LA Galaxy Foundation to donate $500,000 over five years to Sports Medicine Program in Children’s Orthopaedic Center

LOS ANGELES (May 1, 2017) – AEG’s LA Galaxy Foundation has announced a new, five-year partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) that will see $500,000 donated to the Sports Medicine Program in the Children’s Orthopaedic Center. Along with the new partnership, LA Galaxy President Chris Klein will serve as a member of the Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) Council and the team, staff, and academy will continue to make CHLA regular trips to the hospital to visit patients as part of their longstanding relationship.

To kick off this new commitment to CHLA, LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos partnered with Omaze to help raise funds for the LA Galaxy Foundation’s support of CHLA. One fan who donates to support the campaign will be randomly selected to win a day with Dos Santos at the Terranea Resort. The winner and a guest will also be flown to Los Angeles to stay at Terranea Resort from Aug. 11-14 and receive field-side seats to the LA Galaxy’s match vs. New York City FC on Saturday, Aug. 12 to see Giovani dos Santos in action. To enter, fans can visit www.omaze.com/gds.

The LA Galaxy also honored CHLA as the official Community Partner of the Match on Saturday, April 28 during the contest against the Philadelphia Union at StubHub Center (7:30 p.m. PT; Spectrum SportsNet/Spectrum Deportes). Fans had the opportunity to meet Jelle Van Damme and Romain Alessandrini following the match at StubHub Center by purchasing an autographed mystery mini-soccer ball at the Foundation Booth in SoccerFest with all proceeds benefiting CHLA.

LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017 MLS season are available for purchase now. Season Ticket Members and Galaxy fans can go to www.lagalaxy.com/tickets/seasontickets to secure their 2017 LA Galaxy Season Ticket plan.

ABOUT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES
Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children’s hospital in California and among the top 10 in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Children’s Hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. Children’s Hospital is also one of America's premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932. For more information, visit CHLA.org. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram, or visit the institution’s child health blog (www.WeTreatKidsBetter.org) or its research blog (www.ResearCHLABlog.org).

ABOUT LA GALAXY FOUNDATION
The Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation (LAGF), the official non-profit of the LA Galaxy, strives to serve the community in which the team works and plays. Through soccer programming that promotes inclusion for all athletes, education opportunities, and a strong spirit of volunteerism LAGF is proud to facilitate over 150 events annually and has donated over $3.5 million dollars to support the local Los Angeles community. For additional information, please visit www.lagalaxy.com