AEG’s LA Galaxy recently teamed up with Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center’s Hope Street Margolis Family Center) to host a series of youth soccer camps for 60 youth ages 8-18 at Dignity Health Sport Park in Carson, Calif.
Starting this past month, on select Fridays throughout the summer, groups of 20 youth participants (per session) who enrolled in the Hope Street summer program, spent the afternoon enjoying a specially designed LA Galaxy Youth Soccer Clinic in which they worked directly with club coaching staff and LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo. The soccer clinic was followed by lunch and a tour of Dignity Health Sports Park.
“We are so grateful that the children at the Hope Street Margolis Family Center will have the opportunity to participate in soccer clinics with members of the LA Galaxy organization,” states Alina Moran, President, California Hospital Medical Center. “This unique partnership not only provides the children with memories that will last them a lifetime, but it also represents the importance of investing in the communities we serve, particularly the younger population."
“The success of these youth soccer camps with Hope Street Margolis Family Center are a perfect example of listening to the specific needs of our surrounding communities and partners and collaborating together to make a meaningful impact,” said Katie Pandolfo, general manager of Dignity Health Sports Park. “We know how difficult this past year has been for families – and especially youth – in our community, and we are proud to be able to create a special experience for these kids.”
The LA Galaxy youth soccer clinics for Hope Street will continue on July 23 and conclude on August 6.
Hope Street Margolis Family Center (HSMFC) is a community health, education, and recreation resource of Dignity Health- California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), a non-profit hospital that has served Los Angeles since 1887. HSMFC was established in 1992 in collaboration with UCLA as a community benefit program of California Hospital Medical Center. In collaboration with a broad array of community partners, HSMFC serves over 5,000 at-risk children and parents each year through a comprehensive continuum of in-home and center-based early education, parenting, health, mental health, developmental, literacy, youth development, child welfare, case management, and social services.