Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-1154    Version: 1 Name: CD1 - LA Galaxy Foundation Youth Soccer Clinic
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/26/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/4/2022 Final action: 10/4/2022
Title: Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $420, offset by the First Council District One-Time District Priority Funds, transferred from the Citywide Activities Department, to provide a donation to Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation in support of a youth soccer clinic at Drake Park; and Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $420 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.
Sponsors: COUNCILWOMAN MARY ZENDEJAS, FIRST DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 100422-R-34sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $420, offset by the First Council District One-Time District Priority Funds, transferred from the Citywide Activities Department, to provide a donation to Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation in support of a youth soccer clinic at Drake Park; and

Decrease appropriations in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $420 to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

DISCUSSION
The Los Angeles Galaxy is one of two major professional soccer teams in the greater Los Angeles area that play in Major League Soccer. In addition to their professional soccer team, they have a youth programming division in which they provide things such as youth camps, the Galaxy Discover Program, as well as various Galaxy clinics.

On Saturday, July 30, 2022, the Youth Programming Division of Los Angeles Galaxy partnered with the First Council District to run a free youth soccer clinic for children in Long Beach located at the Drake Park Artificial Turf Field. This event featured instruction and training for youth ranging from 6 - 16 years old. An inflatable goal allowed players to work on their shot accuracy. Groups were formed based on age, and players were able to work with professional soccer trainers on various soccer skills. This clinic was a wonderful opportunity for youth in Long Beach to gain skills, get exercise, and build friendships all at no cost. It is appropriate for Council to support this item.

This item has been reviewed by Recovery Budget Officer Dee Okam on September 25, 2022.

FISCAL IMPACT
This recommendation requests the City Manager to provide a contribution to Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation in support of a youth soccer clinic. The total appropriation increase of $420 in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department will be offset by a decrease of appropriation of First Council District One-Time District Priority Funds in the ...

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