05 March 2019

David Beckham, LA Galaxy & Partners Unveil New Soccer Field & Mural at LA Red Shield

The Kids at The Salvation Army's Red Shield Community Center Enjoy New Field in Tribute to Beckham

The Salvation Army's Robert & Tilly Sinnett Red Shield Community Center near Downtown Los Angeles received a new field and mural, courtesy of the LA Galaxy, David Beckham, AEG and Herbalife. The mural, by artist Mad Steez, was painted over the course of weeks before the March 1 unveiling ceremony. The festivities included speeches from representatives of AEG, Herbalife, the LA Galaxy, as well as The Salvation Army's Irene Lewis, Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder, and Lt. Col. John Chamness. The event finished with remarks from David Beckham himself.

The donation of the new turf came in time with the start of the LA Galaxy's season opener, where the Galaxy further celebrated Beckham's contributions to the sport with a statue at Dignity Health Sports Park.

The Robert & Tilly Sinnett Red Shield Community Center is a recreation center that serves the youth, family and senior population of Los Angeles. Located on Union and 11th Street, the L.A. Red Shield serves the local community through a multifaceted program that includes a pool, gym, group exercise studio, dance studio, game room, computer lab, stage and performing arts space, gathering spaces and more. The community center offers tutoring in math, reading and writing; computer education; recreational swim and swim lessons; and sports, including basketball and soccer leagues.

Photos courtesy of Joy Theory Co

 

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