Today, the Boys & Girls Club of East Los Angeles unveiled a new, first-class soccer field at its main facility located on McDonnell Avenue in East Los Angeles. The synthetic “FieldTurf” soccer field will significantly enhance the Boys & Girls Club’s sports, fitness and recreation programs, and directly benefit more than 2,500 children served by the Club in the East Los Angeles community. In addition, the Boys & Girls Club will also provide ongoing coached soccer programs for kids on a year-round basis.
The field was a gift to the Boys & Girls Club of East Los Angeles by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy in Washington, DC. The initiative is part of the Embassy’s partnership with the English Premier League soccer team, Manchester City Football Club, which first began when the Team toured the United States in the Summer of 2010.
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To watch the installation of the soccer field, see below!