Providing Kids a Safe Place to Fuel Their Passion for Sports
By: Chris Klein, President, LA Galaxy
Every so often, we come across athletes that shine so brightly at their sport that they remain an inspiration for generations to come. David Beckham is one of those figures.
Beckham is the most awarded outfield player in England history, the only Englishman to have won championships in four different countries, and he has accumulated over 20 major team trophies during his career.
He also played an important role in making the LA Galaxy the most successful club from 2007 to 2012 in Major League Soccer (MLS).
A Shared Commitment: Supporting Youth Through Sport
Since 2007, Herbalife Nutrition has been the LA Galaxy’s soccer team’s exclusive nutrition partner, working closely with our athletes to provide expert sports nutrition advice and specialized products, which fuel their performance.
But our partnership goes beyond the field.
Our shared commitment to giving back and impacting the lives of children in our community has taken us around the world hosting sports nutrition trainings, fitness camps, and coaching clinics.
Thanks to partners like Herbalife Nutrition, sports and live entertainment company AEG, the LA Galaxy Foundation, and David Beckham, we unveiled a newly refurbished community soccer field, which will provide a safe soccer environment to over 2,000 youths monthly.
Most of these kids live in underserved neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County, and this soccer field will give these children the opportunity to be active and play sports in a safe, fun environment.
Sports’ Positive Impact
Playing sports can have important benefits for children, teaching kids discipline, teamwork, and how to focus on a goal.
Soccer has the power to transform lives and leave an immeasurable impact, and we hope this field can provide a place for the people of Los Angeles to experience the beautiful game for years to come, fueling their passion for sports and a healthy, active lifestyle.