AEG’s LA Galaxy took time last week to visit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in continuation of the team’s longstanding relationship with CHLA and in support of Make March Matter.
On Thursday, March 15 nine players including Ashley Cole, Giovani dos Santos, Sebastian Lletget, Rolf Feltscher, Emmanuel Boateng, Jorgen Skjelvik, Daniel Steres, Chris Pontius, Brian Sylvestre and Tomas Hilliard-Arse spent the afternoon at CHLA, along with LA Galaxy Mascot, visiting outpatients and their families in their rooms.
Players helped pass out coffee to various CHLA staff members and patients, distributed games to children in their rooms and toured the hospital’s Sports Motion Lab. Additionally, one young patient put players Daniel Steres, Jorgen Skjelvik and Emmanuel Boateng’s skills to the test during a tense game of Jenga, in which Boateng cracked under the pressure.
The LA Galaxy Foundation donates $100,000 annually to CHLA’s Sports Medicine Program in the Orthopaedic Center (COC). Additionally, as part of the LA Galaxy’s partnership with CHLA, LA Galaxy President Chris Klein serves as a member of the Children’s Orthopaedic Center Council while the team, staff, and academy continues to make regular trips to the hospital to visit patients as part of their longstanding relationship.
For more information about Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, visit www.chla.org.
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