‘Touchdown For Youth’ Scores With Kids
As part of its commitment to the Los Angeles area, the L.A. Sports Council Foundation and USC are once again teaming up on “Touchdown For Youth,” a charitable program that sends thousands of economically disadvantaged kids to a Trojans home football game each year.
The program is funded through tax-deductible contributions from individuals and corporations. For each $30 donation, one child will attend the game; USC distributes the tickets to youth groups affiliated with the university’s athletic department.
This year’s edition of Touchdown For Youth is the USC vs. Utah State game at the Coliseum on Saturday, September 21. Anyone interested in contributing may phone (213) 482-6333.
“Touchdown For Youth can provide a special experience to young people who may never have been on a campus or inside the Coliseum, perhaps inspiring them to one day pursue a college education,” said USC Athletic Director Pat Haden. “Hopefully, we’ll have a great turnout and the kids will help cheer on the Trojans to a win.”
More than 2,000 youngsters attended last season’s Touchdown For Youth game (USC vs. Colorado).
Thanks to the strong support of the local business community and USC fans, over the life of the program more than 48,000 young people have attended games and enjoyed a glimpse of what sports and university life can offer.
Mark Meyers, L.A. Sports Council, (213) 482-6333
Tim Tessalone, USC Sports Information, (213) 740-8480
The Los Angeles Sports Council is a private, nonprofit organization that encourages economic and community development through the promotion of spectator sports programs in the Los Angeles and Orange County area, including support of our local teams and the attraction of events to the area.