The U.S. Soccer Foundation, in collaboration with the LA Galaxy Foundation, Brotherhood Crusade, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks, the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, the Cal South Foundation, and the California Endowment will unveil a new synthetic turf soccer field at the Algin Sutton Recreation Center, in South Los Angeles, on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The field unveiling will include an opening ceremony with remarks from local dignitaries and partners, in addition to an LA Galaxy soccer clinic with local youth in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program.
The U.S. Soccer Foundation is a leader in sports-based youth development and strives to use soccer as a vehicle for social change among youth in underserved areas across the country. The new state-of-the-art field at Algin Sutton Recreation Center will provide local youth with a safe and accessible place to play. Each week following its opening, the Brotherhood Crusade will provide the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program at the field. The Soccer for Success program uses soccer to affect positive social change through obesity prevention, nutrition, character development, and family and community engagement.
More than 30 local dignitaries, partners, members of LA Galaxy and local youth will attend the opening of LA Galaxy Field at Algin Sutton Recreation Center, including:
- Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks
- President & CEO of the Brotherhood Crusade Charisse Bremond Weaver
- President & CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation Ed Foster-Simeon
- LA Galaxy President Chris Klein
- LA Galaxy Coaches Matt Reis & Kenny Arena
- LA Galaxy Players A.J. DeLaGarza, Gyasi Zardes & Baggio Husidic
- LA Galaxy Mascot Cozmo & Star Squad
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 │4:00 p.m.
Algin Sutton Recreation Center
8800 South Hoover Street
Los Angeles, CA 90044
About the U.S. Soccer Foundation
The U.S. Soccer Foundation is a recognized leader in sports-based youth development programs for children in underserved, urban communities. Since its founding in 1994, the organization has provided more than $100 million in funding to create and sustain innovative programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Proven to deliver positive health and social outcomes, the Foundation’s affordable initiatives offer safe environments in which both boys and girls thrive. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Soccer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Visit http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org to learn more.
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