Chivas USA to host a special clinic Saturday

Chivas USA and World Access for the Blind team up to host clinic for blind children in Orange C

Chivas USA and World Access for the Blind will host a unique soccer clinic for blind children in Orange County on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at Arena Soccer Park in Garden Grove, Calif.  The clinic will be led by a certified Chivas USA academy coach who will teach the children basic soccer techniques. The event will also help raise awareness of the blind and demonstrate that they can overcome physical limitations and enjoy sports activities such as soccer. 

An added treat for the children will be a special appearance by a Chivas USA player and the team’s popular mascot, the ChivaFighter. Both will be on hand to support the children and to teach them soccer skills. The event is being sponsored by Chivas USA, Arena Soccer Parks, Soccer Garage, Color Digital Graphics, Hansen’s Natural Beverage Company, and Play It Again Sports of Costa Mesa.

World Access for the Blind is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to facilitate the self-directed achievement of blind people. To date, they have worked with over 1,000 students in 15 countries worldwide. World Access for the Blind is known for their No Limits attitude. They do not settle for the minimum requirements of functioning but rather believe that the blind are capable of anything and everything.

To learn more about the organization or to make a donation to support the soccer clinic, you can check out their website at worldaccessfortheblind.org or visit their facebook page at facebook.com/worldaccessfortheblind. If you would like to sponsor or volunteer for the event, please contact their Development Manager, Kelly Husted at (650) 804-2774 or kelly.husted@worldaccessfortheblind.org.

WHAT: Chivas USA and World Access for the Blind team up to host a clinic for blind youth

WHO: Chivas USA Academy coaches, Chivas USA player, ChivaFighter

WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2010

            9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT

WHERE: Arena Soccer Park

9393 Westminster Ave.

Garden Grove, Ave 92844

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Chivas USA Community Affairs: Nadia Gonzalez, ngonzalez@cdchivasusa.com; (310) 409-8931, Cristina Velasquez, cvelasquez@cdchivasusa.com; (310) 430-3601