The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) today announced a multi-year partnership with Chevron Corporation. Chevron will serve as the Club’s official energy partner showcasing its commitment to local communities as the presenting partner of two soccer refurbishments per year throughout the Southern California region.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chevron to the Black & Gold family,” LAFC President and Owner Tom Penn said. “Chevron shares in our Club’s ambition to inspire, develop and elevate the Southern California community. We look forward to working with Chevron to be a force for good in Los Angeles.”
The partnership promises to deliver community engagement by providing two local schools access to updated spaces to play the game of soccer per year. The first refurbishment is set to take place at Bud Carson Middle School in the Hawthorne School District and will receive a full-sized grass field, complete with updated facility equipment. Students at Bud Carson will also take part in soccer training and drills at an announcement event on February 26, led by LAFC personnel.
“We are tremendously proud to partner with an organization like LAFC to support youth soccer by engaging our partners and the community,” said Henry Kusch, General Manager of the El Segundo Refinery at Chevron. “We look forward to inspiring youth through unique soccer opportunities, while emphasizing how they can create a lasting impact on and off the pitch.”
In addition to the refurbishments, Chevron is excited to work with LAFC to provide access to the World’s Game in expanding the Chevron Soccer Academy to Southern California, helping bring professional soccer training to youth in the area. With the creation of boys and girls soccer combines this March at LAFC facilities, the Chevron Soccer Academy will continue its mission of providing the proper resources, knowledge and support system for player to learn and grow.
The partnership also includes additional community-focused programs as well as elements to engage fans through integrated digital signage at Banc of California Stadium, player appearances and cobranded digital content.