LAFC, the LAFC Foundation and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (Chevron) today celebrated the official unveiling of a new futsal court at Prairie Vista Middle School in Hawthorne, CA.
This marks the third futsal court Chevron has completed in partnership with LAFC and the LAFC Foundation in Los Angeles, and the fifth overall court constructed together.
“LAFC and the LAFC Foundation are excited to continue to work with Chevron to be a Force For Good in Southern California,” LAFC Co-President & CBO Larry Freedman said. “We look forward to providing greater access to the world’s game for students and young athletes throughout our community.”
2022 MLS Cup Champion Ilie Sanchez, who scored the game-winning penalty kick for LAFC, helped to host a clinic for 100 students as part of the court’s grand opening celebration on Tuesday.
The new futsal court enhances school options for physical fitness and free play programming during regular school hours and provides more after school opportunities.
In addition to the outdoor futsal court, Chevron and the LAFC Foundation presented the school with a $10,000 donation and provided updated soccer equipment and supplies.
”We are proud to partner with LAFC to complete our fifth futsal refurbishment at Prairie Vista Middle School and celebrate the new court with a soccer clinic for the after school program,” said Jenny Macintosh, Soccer Sports Program Manager at Chevron. “Our partnership with LAFC continues to support the local community and give Los Angeles youth a safe and revitalized place to play soccer, and supports their growth both on and off the field.”