The LAFC Foundation did its part earlier this month to warm up the Los Angeles area. The Foundation, best known for constructing soccer fields in impoverished communities worldwide and connecting them to important educational and healthcare services, donated a total of more than 1500 knit, Chelsea Football Club scarves to the Villa Park Community Center in Pasadena and the City of Huntington Park; the Foundation also provided more than 250 tote bags.

Both Villa Park and Huntington Park offer programs for underserved children and teens and work closely with other socially conscious groups. The City of Huntington Park donated 100 scarves to the Churches Service Center and another 400 scarves at its annual Three Kings Procession, which celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany, a holy day that includes gift giving and is celebrated largely by Latino communities. The LAFC Foundation purchased the scarves and totebags from Adidas — both adorned with the Chelsea Football Club logo and blue and white team colors of the powerhouse English soccer club, who is also a Foundation partner. As part of a partnership agreement with Huntington Park, the Foundation has said that it will build a soccer field and help increase the city’s soccer programming.

LAFC Foundation director of programming Christina Baglin said that she was pleased the organization could provide a meaningful and colorful gift. “Children love brightly colored scarves and many of them are familiar with the English soccer club, which ranks among the world’s most recognizable sports franchises,” Baglin said.

26 / January / 2010  Latest News  Comments (0)