The LAFC Foundation and The Kellyn Acosta Foundation teamed up on Wednesday 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 Nick’s 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 Nicks Kids Soccer Program in Watts Wednesday night to announce the project. The refurbishment of the court 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.