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2015 LA Galaxy Media Guide

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8 The LA Galaxy Foundation, the non-profit arm of the LA Galaxy, is dedicated to assisting the community in which the team lives, works, and plays. LA Galaxy players, coaches, alumni and staff spend countless hours giving back to the community at local schools, hospitals, fields, and events. The Foundation continually strives to aid organizations that meet its mission of supporting and creating education, health, and soccer-related activities and programs for youth in the greater Los Angeles area. The Foundation is committed to helping children through educational, health and soccer based initiatives and programs. Last year, the LA Galaxy and LA Galaxy Foundation led numerous initiatives and spent countless hours ser ving the Los Angeles community. In Fall 2014, the Galaxy Foundation invested funds to create the LA Galaxy Field at Algin Sutton Recreation Center in South Los Angeles, giving the local community a venue to play soccer and feature weekly Soccer For Success programs. Additionally, 2014 saw an expanded partnership with Children's Hospital Los Angeles after becoming an official sponsor of their Sports Medicine Conference and Sports Medicine program at the hospital. In the fall and winter of 2014, the Galaxy Foundation formed a new partnership with A Place Called Home (APCH) in South Central Los Angeles, where the two organizations teamed up with Herbalife to ser ve over 2,000 families Thanksgiving meals and donated toys to over 3,000 youths in LA during the holiday season. The Galaxy Foundation and MLS WORKS also refurbished a multi-purpose synthetic field at APCH to provide a new field surface, a scoreboard, lights, cleats, and enough new kits for the 17 teams and approximately 500 athletes that participate in organized soccer programing provided by APCH. In celebration of 20 years of Major League Soccer in Los Angeles, the LA Galaxy will be participating in 20 acts of community ser vice throughout the 2015 season. 20 for Twenty will see LA Galaxy players, coaches, alumni, academy teams, alliance clubs, supporter groups and front office members participate in 20 unique and separate full-day ser vice projects to benefit communities surrounding the greater Los Angeles area through a series of one-day events. For more information about 20 for Twenty and the LA Galaxy Foundation, please visit LA GALAXY FOUNDATION

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