LONG BEACH – The LA Galaxy Special Olympics Southern California Unified Team will kick off their 2018 season at StubHub Center on Friday, May 25 following the LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes MLS match when they face the LA Galaxy Academy. Tickets to the doubleheader can be purchased at www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.
Match time for Galaxy-Earthquakes match is 8 p.m. The Unified match is free and gates open at 10:20 p.m.
The LA Galaxy SOSC Unified Soccer Team Exchange program is a partnership between the LA Galaxy and Special Olympics Southern California that brings individuals with and without intellectual disabilities together as teammates, ages 16-25, to participate in unique training, competition and social experiences.
The goal of Unified Sports is to bring people with and without intellectual disabilities together to compete, learn and grow on the same team – as equals. Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Unified Sports breaks down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a fun way. It was inspired by a simple principle: playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.
For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com/unified/roster.