CHIVAS USA AND AMERICAN RED CROSS TEAM UP AT ‘CHIVAS AT THE PARK’

CHIVAS USA AND AMERICAN RED CROSS TEAM UP AT ‘CHIVAS AT THE PARK’
 
Popular grassroots soccer program will host the American Red Cross at three parks in Los Angeles;
Red Cross to provide valuable information for families to have a safe summer season
 
CARSON, Calif. (Friday, May 14, 2010) – Chivas USA and its popular grassroots soccer program ‘Chivas at the Park’ are teaming up with the American Red Cross in an effort to provide hundreds of families with information on how to administer first aid and CPR. With the summer season fast approaching, participants will also receive important water safety tips and literature on how to avoid heat-related illnesses.
 
Red Cross representatives will kick off their participation at the ‘Chivas at the Park’ clinic on Saturday, May 15, at Rosecrans Recreation Center. The Red Cross will follow with appearances on Saturday, July 10 at Griffith Stadium and Mar Vista on Saturday, August 7. All three sites will feature live first aid and CPR demonstrations by Red Cross certified representatives.
 
The clinic at Rosecrans Recreation Center will be the fifth in a total of ten clinics scheduled throughout the year. For just a $5 registration fee, ‘Chivas at the Park’ offers participating boys and girls ages 5-15, the opportunity to learn soccer techniques and practice drills that highlight teamwork, all of this, in an environment that promotes the importance of fitness for the entire family. All participants in the clinic will receive 90 minutes of soccer instruction, a Chivas at the Park t-shirt, and a certificate of completion.
 
WHAT:            ‘Chivas at the Park L.A.’ – American Red Cross Partnership Kick-Off
                       
WHEN:            Saturday, May 15
                        Four clinics: 9:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
 
WHERE:          Rosecrans Recreation Center
840 W. 149th St.,
Gardena, 90011
(213) 763-0114
 
MEDIA RSVP: Please contact Nadia Gonzalez, Chivas USA Senior Manager of Community Affairs:
ngonzalez@cdchivasusa.com, +1 (310) 409-8931.
 
Chivas at the Park is made possible by the support of City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. The remaining ‘Chivas at the Park L.A.’ clinics for the 2010 season are listed below.
 
‘CHIVAS AT THE PARK L.A.’ 2010 CLINIC SCHEDULE
DATE                          TIME                           PARK                          ADDRESS                                                                   TELEPHONE
Saturday, May 15        9:00 a.m.                     Rosecrans                    840 W. 149th St., Gardena, 90011                               310-327-3653
Saturday, June 5          9:00 a.m.                     Whitsett                       680 Whitsett Ave., North Hollywood, 91605              818-765-0284
Saturday, June 19        9:00 a.m.                     Normandale                 22400 S. Halldale, Torrance 90501                             310-328-3689
Saturday, July 10         9:00 a.m.                     Griffith Stadium          3401 Riverside Dr., Los Angeles 90027                                  818-246-5613
Saturday, July 24         9:00 a.m.                     Boyle Heights              933 Mott St., Los Angeles 90023                                 323-264-5136
Saturday, Aug. 7          9:00 a.m.                     Mar Vista                     11430 Woodbine Ave., Los Angeles, 90066               310-398-5982
 
Chivas USA visits the Columbus Crew this Saturday before returning to The Home Depot Center on Saturday, May 22 to face defending champion Real Salt Lake at 7:30 p.m. PT. For more information on the match, or to purchase tickets, please visit cdchivasusa.com or call 1-877-CHIVAS-1.
 
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