Chivas USA hosts Beach Clean Up Day
CARSON, Calif. (Saturday, April 16, 2011) –Chivas USA and MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, together with the noted environmental awareness organization, Heal the Bay, hosted Chivas USA’s first-ever “Beach Clean Up Day,” an event that engaged local families, youth, supporters and members of the community in a day dedicated to the preservation of our ocean.
Hundreds of volunteers signed up to be part of the effort to clean-up debris along Torrance Beach. Dozens of youth, families, and Red-and-White supporters were part of a three-bus caravan that departed from various locations: The Home Depot Center in Carson, Normandale Park in Torrance and Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale. Beach Clean Up participants were joined by Chivas USA front office staff, the ChivaFighter, and the ChivaGirls. Everyone attending the event received a commemorative t-shirt and raffle ticket for special prizes and one of a kind team-autographed memorabilia.
MLS W.O.R.K.S. is Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues affecting young people and serves as a platform for League and club philanthropic programs. MLS W.O.R.K.S. seeks to establish Major League Soccer as a leader for improving the lives of people through sport. For more information visit the website at www.MLSsoccer.com/works
Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization, founded more than 20 years ago by a group of Los Angeles residents who couldn’t stand to let unchecked pollution and toxicity claim our coastal waters and the animals, fish, and birds who live there. Heal the Bay’s strategy is to employ sound science, passionate advocacy, effective legislation and wide-reaching education to improve the quality and health of our beaches and waterways.