Soccer players, hospital patients, and school children across El Salvador were recently paid a visit by Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) and LA Galaxy officials—including academy coach and Salvadoran soccer legend Mauricio Cienfuegos—who were in the Central American country for a CONCACAF game against Metapan.
The week-long visit included sessions with the children and check donation ceremonies to notable Salvadoran institutions including soccer clinic La Fundacion Educando a un Salvadoreno (FESA), Benjamin Bloom Kids Hospital, and Francisco Campos elementary school, who all received financial donations.
FESA will use the funds to purchase soccer equipment and maintain ongoing soccer programs. Herbalife and LA Galaxy officials also toured the Benjamin Bloom Kids Hospital where physicians explained that funds would be used for its physiotherapy area, where children go to recover from second and third degree burns. Children at the hospital’s burn ward also received LA Galaxy gifts, including player bobble heads and pins. The trip was capped by a visit to Cienfuegos’ elementary school, Francisco Campos, where students got to hear from Cienfuegos and received lessons on the importance of education.
For YouTube footage of the trip’s activities, click here.About Herbalife Ltd. Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 90 countries to and through a network of independent distributors. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website contains financial and other information about Herbalife at www.herbalife.com. About Los Angeles Galaxy The reigning back-to-back MLS Cup Champions, the LA Galaxy are one of the original 10 MLS clubs and are currently playing their 18th season in Major League Soccer. Founded in June 1994, the Galaxy are one of 19 teams in MLS. The Galaxy play all of their home games at StubHub Center, a 27,000 seat stadium that opened in 2003 on the campus of California State University – Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif. A four-time MLS Cup champion in addition to two U.S. Open Cup trophies and a CONCACAF Champions Cup title, the Galaxy boast a roster that features many of the biggest domestic and international stars in all of MLS. For more information about the club or to purchase tickets, please call the 877-3GALAXY or visit the club’s official website www.lagalaxy.com.