LA Galaxy President Chris Klein (center) reads Dr. Seuss’ Hop on Pop with elementary students at the Read Across America Day Celebration at StubHub Center on March 1, 2018.

LA Galaxy Host Annual Read Across America Day Celebration at StubHub Center

AEG’s LA Galaxy team up for second year with LA Chargers to read Dr. Seuss classics to more than 250 elementary school students in advance of season opener on March 4

Yesterday, AEG’s LA Galaxy, StubHub Center and the LA Chargers hosted more than 250 second and third grade students from Towne Avenue Elementary School and Leapwood Avenue Elementary School at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. for Read Across America Day in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ 114th birthday. 

After participating in a rigorous soccer clinic in the morning, students enjoyed lunch and a special reading with LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. Following lunch, students dispersed throughout the stadium to meet Galaxy and Chargers players at various reading circles and crafting activities. 

LA Galaxy players Daniel Steres and Tomas Hilliard-Arce and Assistant Coach Dominic Kinnear joined LA Chargers players James Onwuala, Damion Square and Denzel Perryman to read Dr. Seuss classics such as The Lorax and The Cat in the Hat. 

Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.  To continue the celebration of reading, MLS WORKS provided each student with a book of their own to take to take home. 

With the Galaxy season opener just around the corner, Dr. Seuss’s wise words will set the tone come Sunday: “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your Mountain is waiting, so get on your way! The Galaxy begin their 2018 campaign on Sunday, March 4th at the StubHub Center when they host the Portland Timbers at 7 p.m. PT live on FS1 and FOX Deportes.

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