(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: LAFC’s highly popular player, and member of our U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, Midfielder, #23/Kellyn Acosta, recently made a dynamic investment and contribution to the very soccer-minded youth from Nicks Kids Soccer Program of Watts, CA. This youth soccer program was named after the efforts to start a program in Nickerson Gardens by an LAPD officer. The program started with just (4-5) kids and then grew to (28) in the course of a year. Read more by going to their website at nickskids.org.
This donation was earmarked for the funding to complete the refurbishment of the soccer field at the 109th Street Recreational Center. Acosta and his Foundation partnered with the LAFC Foundation on this much-awaited, and exceptional good will community project.
Read more in-depth details about this event in the LAFC’s Communications Staff press announcement.
LAFC FOUNDATION & KELLYN ACOSTA FOUNDATION PROVIDE FUNDS FOR NICKS KIDS SOCCER FIELD IN WATTS
The LAFC Foundation and The Kellyn Acosta Foundation teamed up on Wednesday, 4/12, to present a grant to Nicks Kids Soccer Program in Watts. The funds will be used to complete the refurbishment of the 109th St. Recreational Park community soccer field.
“It is great to be at the Nicks Kids Soccer Field in Watts and meet all of the youth players in the Nicks Kids Soccer Program,” LAFC midfielder Kellyn Acosta said. “I’m excited to partner with the LAFC Foundation and work together with this community to be a force for good in Watts to help provide a safe space for kids to play.”
The LAFC Foundation and the Kellyn Acosta Foundation will equally fund the project that will provide new turf for the 109th St. Recreational Park community soccer field and support future soccer and health and wellness programming in Watts.
Acosta visited the Nick’s Kids Soccer Program in Watts on 4/12 to announce the project. The refurbishment of the field is expected to be completed by early Summer 2023.
The Kellyn Acosta Foundation was established to provide Acosta a platform to have a positive social impact in the community. This is the first major initiative for The Kellyn Acosta Foundation, which is focused on raising awareness and funds for disadvantaged or disabled youth through soccer, sportsmanship, education and experience.
Those interested in supporting Nicks Kids can donate to the fund through The Kellyn Acosta Foundation CLICK TO DONATE.
The LAFC Foundation furthers the Club’s mission of uniting the world’s city through the world’s game by supporting local organizations, partners, and infrastructure that brings at risk youth the life skills and resources they need to be successful off the pitch.
Nicks Kids Soccer is a youth program focused on the well-being of each and every individual. Their mission is to ensure that every child within the program is able to enjoy the benefits of being a child, with a goal to ensure that participating children are able to articulate and surround themselves with positive people and a positive environment to ensure a positive future. ###