LA Galaxy staff and mascot Cozmo sit with youth from Little Tokyo Service Center, holding up backpacks donated with school supplies.

LA Galaxy Donate Soccer Equipment and Provide Food Distribution Aid to Youth and Local Families at Little Tokyo Service Center in Los Angeles

Event held in conjunction with Major League Soccer inclusion initiative, Soccer For All and in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

AEG’s LA Galaxy recently donated soccer equipment to youth at the Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) in downtown Los Angeles in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month on May 10. 

LA Galaxy staff joined team mascot Cozmo and LA Galaxy Goalkeeper Coach Kevin Hartman in personally delivering soccer balls, goals and LA Galaxy backpacks full of school supplies, in addition to testing out the equipment with youth at LTSC’s new Terasaki Budokan Multi-Purpose Facility – funded in part from a $100,000 macro grant from the AEG Community Foundation in 2019.

Additionally, the LA Galaxy Foundation made a monetary donation to LTSC’s food distribution program, “Little Tokyo Eats” which partners with 12 restaurants in the Little Tokyo area, that each prepare 100 meals, delivered by LTSC volunteers to seniors every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  

Little Tokyo Service Center is committed to improving the lives of underserved individuals and families and promoting the equitable development of ethnic communities and their rich cultural heritage. LTSC’s new Terasaki Budokan facility is designed to create an affordable, inclusive and accessible facility while increasing youth sports participation and connecting people to the local community. For more information on Little Tokyo Service Center, click here

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