LA Galaxy Golf Tournament Raises More Than $215,000 for LA Galaxy Champion Project
Proceeds benefit community-driven program that partners the club with 10 local elementary schools in Carson, Calif. to provide health, wellness and leadership programming for students
AEG’s LA Galaxy recently raised more than $215,000 to benefit the club’s LA Galaxy Champion Project, which benefits elementary school students, during its annual LA Galaxy Golf Tournament presented by San Manuel Casino on June 10.
The event was held at Rolling Hills Country Club in Los Angeles and welcomed more than 140 golfers, in addition to LA Galaxy celebrities including current players, alumni and coaching staff and was hosted by the LA Galaxy Foundation with official Galaxy partners Herbalife Nutrition, Dignity Heath and Alcatel.
The LA Galaxy Champion Project, which launched Spring 2019, focuses exclusively on local Carson elementary schools within a five-mile radius of Dignity Health Sports Park. Students at these 10 elementary schools receive various programming and support from the LA Galaxy throughout the year, including dedicated on-site events and specialized soccer items at each school. As part of the LA Galaxy Champion Program, nearly 5,000 Carson youth will have the opportunity and resources to play soccer throughout the entire school year.
Additionally, The LA Galaxy and Dignity Health Sports Park will host a Summer Break and Back to School Friday Night Lights soccer clinic which will invite local Carson youth for a 90-minute soccer clinic held on outside fields at Dignity Health Sports Park.
The LA Galaxy Champion Project follows the LA Galaxy Foundation’s partnership with the Garden School Foundation and Playworks, which has seen the LA Galaxy support various local elementary schools in the previous years, including a beautification and mural initiative at Leapwood Avenue Elementary in addition to other regular programming.
For more information on The Champion Project, please visit: https://www.lagalaxy.com/foundation/champion