Camps For Kids

LA GALAXY FOUNDATION AND STUBHUB CENTER FOUNDATION TEAM UP WITH STUBHUB TO HOST FIFTH ANNUAL ‘CAMPS FOR KIDS’ TOMORROW

A.J. DeLaGarza, Landon Donovan, Sean Franklin and Marcelo Sarvas to help teach kids the importance of healthy lifestyle and fitness

CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, June 13, 2013) – The LA Galaxy Foundation and StubHub Center Foundation (formerly The Home Depot Center Foundation) are pleased to announce that StubHub has committed to a long-term partnership with the two charitable organizations. The first activity of the partnership will be for the Foundation to host three youth activity days as part of the venue’s annual summer Camps for Kids, beginning tomorrow (Thursday, June 13) at StubHub Center.

LA Galaxy players A.J. DeLaGarza, Landon Donovan, Sean Franklin and Marcelo Sarvas, all of who were a part of the club’s MLS Cup championship in 2012, will be in attendance on Thursday, to meet with children and help get them excited about the sport of soccer.

The camp will include training sessions for invited families to participate in soccer drills including dribbling, passing and shooting. StubHub volunteer staff will provide basic soccer instruction to the guests who will also receive gift bags complete with a soccer ball and other items to encourage families to continue practicing at home.

Each child attending the camp will also receive vouchers good for four free tickets to the Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers match, as well as free parking for StubHub Center’s official grand opening on June 19.

Now in its fifth year, Camps for Kids is an opportunity for children ages 7-10 to participate in soccer drills and learn valuable fitness tips to fuel a healthy lifestyle. As an extension of StubHub’s charitable program Rising Stars, the company has committed to financially supporting the program for at least three years through an initial grant of $30,000.

As the new naming rights partner for StubHub Center (formerly The Home Depot Center), and in partnership with AEG, owners of the venue, StubHub is committed to understanding the needs of the local Carson and South Bay communities, and giving back for the long-term. The 2013 launch of the Camps for Kids program will take place just six days before StubHub Center officially hosts its first event when the 2012 MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy take on the Portland Timbers in an MLS regular season match on Wednesday, June 19.

WHEN
Thursday, June 13, 2013
• 9 a.m.: Event Check-in
• 10 a.m.: Camp introduction
• 10:15 a.m.: Camp activities begin
• 12-12:30 p.m.: Press conference (includes interviews with LA Galaxy players)
• Lunch will be served to media in attendance on Field 5
• 1:20 p.m.: Camp conclusion

Note: The LA Galaxy will hold a training session on June 13, which will be open to the media beginning at 10:45 on University Field 1, just prior to the press conference at 12 p.m.

WHO
A.J. DeLaGarza, LA Galaxy Defender
Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy Forward
Sean Franklin, LA Galaxy Defender
Marcelo Sarvas, LA Galaxy Midfielder
Volunteers from the LA Galaxy, StubHub Center and StubHub Los Angeles offices

WHERE
StubHub Center – Field 5
18400 Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90746
Media are asked to park in Lot 15 at StubHub Center and walk down the main drive to Field 5, which will be on your left. Please print the attached parking pass or inform the parking attendant that you are attending the Camp for Kids.

VISUALS
• 11 a.m.: StubHub executive interviews available upon request
• 12 p.m.: Press conference: Galaxy players and StubHub executive available for interviews
• 12:15-12:30 p.m.: Camp activities, soccer clinic b-roll

RSVP Please RSVP to kourtney.schepman@ketchum.com or jpearson@lagalaxy.com. Interviews available upon request.

CONTACTS

Alison Salcedo
StubHub
Phone: 310.947.2648
alsalcedo@stubhub.com

Justin Pearson
LA Galaxy
Phone: 310.630.2216
jpearson@lagalaxy.com

Kourtney Schepman
Ketchum for StubHub
Phone: 310.295.3319
kourtney.schepman@ketchum.com

Michael Roth
StubHub Center
Phone: (213) 742-7155
mroth@aegworldwide.com
 

Special thank you to our contributors!

VSP Vision Care
FIJI Water
Melissa’s Produce
South Bay Healthcare Mobile
StubHub Kids Zone
LA Galaxy Academy
Athletes’ Performance
LA Galaxy Street Team

 

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