The Home Depot Center and LA Galaxy Celebrate Earth Week

Apr 19, 2013

Carson, Calif. (April 19, 2013) - The Home Depot Center and LA Galaxy will engage fans in a week-long celebration of Earth Day, a nationally recognized day for inspiring environmental awareness and mobilizing individuals to take action. Earth Week at The Home Depot Center will feature three environmental outreach events created to inspire The Home Depot Center and LA Galaxy fans, guests and employees to put sustainable living into action and learn how to get more involved.

Full list of The Home Depot Center Earth Week events:

• Saturday, April 20th - LA Galaxy vs. Sporting Kansas City Green Game – 7:30 p.m.
Fans will be able to celebrate Earth Day early at the LA Galaxy game by connecting with environmental non-profits like Tree People, inside the Soccer Fest at The Home Depot Center. The Galaxy will honor the winning team of the 2012 Recycle.Goal challenge, a competition sponsored by the Galaxy, Keep California Beautiful and the American Chemistry Council to reward Southern California youth soccer teams for recycling. The Anaheim Impact girls U-13 team won the 2012 competition, collecting more than 3,000 pounds of recyclable materials.

• Monday, April 22nd and Tuesday, April 23rd –Reading Garden Challenge *Employees Only*
For the fifth consecutive year, the LA Galaxy Foundation and The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation have partnered with The Home Depot to host an environmental education competition that awards an elementary school with a custom-built Reading Garden. The Reading Garden Challenge called for schools and students (grades K-5) to focus on Earth Day as part of their literacy efforts by reading (or being read to) Earth Day-themed books for 30 minutes a day for 30 days and log their minutes. Students from Annalee Avenue Elementary School in Carson logged 54,504 reading minutes during the 30-day challenge to win a new Reading Garden for their school. Materials will be delivered on Monday, April 22nd and the Reading Garden will be built on Tuesday, April 23rd with players and staff from the Galaxy and The Home Depot Center.

• Saturday, April 27th- E-Waste Drive - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – The Home Depot Center- Parking Lot 11
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation has partnered with Isidore Electronic Recycling and E-Waste Systems, Inc. to collect E-Waste for free. The drive through E-Waste Collection Drive drop off location will be accessible via Gate B in Lot 11 at The Home Depot Center. For directions to the E-Waste Drive and a list of acceptable items to donate, please visit homedepotcenter.com.

“From reducing our energy usage and water consumption to making it easy for our guests and employees to recycle, The Home Depot Center works hard to promote a sustainable lifestyle,” Katie Pandolfo, General Manager, The Home Depot Center. “Earth Week is a great way to celebrate the environment and raise awareness about our AEG 1EARTH program and make it easy for our guests to learn and achieve some of the same cost-savings and environmental benefits in their own homes.”

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Justin Pearson
LA Galaxy
(310) 630-2216
jpearson@lagalaxy.com

Cassandra Zebisch
The Home Depot Center & AEG
(213) 763-7712
czebisch@aegworldwide.com


ABOUT LA GALAXY
The reigning MLS Cup champion, the LA Galaxy are currently playing their 18th season in Major League Soccer. One of the original 10 clubs in MLS, the Galaxy were founded in June 1994 before playing their first-ever game in April 1996. One of 19 teams in MLS, the Galaxy play all of their home games at The Home Depot Center, a 27,000 seat stadium that opened in 2003 on the campus of California State University – Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif. A four-time MLS Cup champion in addition to their two U.S. Open Cup trophies and CONCACAF Champions Cup title, the Galaxy boast a roster that features many of the biggest domestic and international stars in all of MLS. The LA Galaxy have established a legacy of great environmental and community work such as the Reading Garden Challenge and Recycle.Goal which empowers children to get involved in protecting the environment through education and soccer based initiatives. For more information about the club or to purchase tickets for any Galaxy home game, please call the 877-3GALAXY or visit www.lagalaxy.com.

ABOUT HOME DEPOT CENTER
The Home Depot Center is southern California’s home of world-class competition and training facilities for amateur, Olympic, collegiate and professional athletes. The $150-million, privately-financed Home Depot Center is owned by AEG and operated by AEG Facilities, an international sports, entertainment and venue organization that works with more than 100 of the world’s most elite facilities across the globe. The Home Depot Center is a 125-acre multi-sport complex that sits on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and features an 8,000-seat tennis stadium, a 27,000-seat stadium for soccer and other athletic competitions and outdoor concerts, a 2,000-seat facility for track & field and a 2,450-seat indoor Velodrome for track cycling. The Home Depot Center is home to two Major League Soccer teams, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA. Named an Official U.S. Olympic Training Site, The Home Depot Center is also home of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) High Performance Training Center, the national team training headquarters for the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and Athletes’ Performance, an international training center for elite and professional athletes. In 2012, The Home Depot Center was recognized as “Game Changer” by the Natural Resources Defense Council in their report “How the sports industry is saving the environment” for becoming the first stadium in the United States to achieve an ISO-14011 certification for its Environmental Management System. For more information, please visit www.homedepotcenter.com.

Home Depot Center E-Waste Drive

Apr. 27 - 11:00 AM
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