LA Galaxy to Donate to United Way of Santa Barbara County in Support of Thomas Fire & Flood Fund

The LA Galaxy will donate to United Way of Santa Barbara County in support of Thomas Fire & Flood Fund in advance of their Feb. 15 match in Santa Barbara. In support of the effort, the Galaxy will host a meet up with first responders and those affected by Thomas Fire and Mudslide on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Santa Barbara. They will also present the United Way of Santa Barbara County with $10,000 in support of the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund.
The LA Galaxy will face USL side Fresno FC on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. PT at Harder Stadium in Santa Barbara, as part of the team’s 2018 preseason campaign.
“This is an extremely important cause for something that affected so many people in Santa Barbara County,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. “Playing in this area on Feb. 15, we wanted to ensure a way to support these relief efforts and honor those who have been affected by these tragedies. We are thrilled to meet these brave men and women in Santa Barbara.”
On Tuesday, Feb. 13, 75 first responders and individuals affected by the natural disaster will be hosted by the Galaxy to meet the entire first-team roster and coaching staff. All 75 guests will attend the team’s match on Thursday, Feb. 15 at Harder Stadium. First responders and affected individuals can RSVP at or call Lindsay Rorick at 805.882.0505.
“This community and its residents have endured two massive disasters and a lot of heartache over the last two months,” said Steve Ortiz, United Way of Santa Barbara County President & CEO. “We’re incredibly grateful that the LA Galaxy want to give fans this special experience and also help out in the recovery process.”
During halftime of the match, the LA Galaxy will present a check to United Way of Santa Barbara County for the United Way Thomas Fire & Flood Fund. Additionally, a first responder honoree from the Thomas Fire & Mudslide will be honored in a match coin-toss ceremony.
Tickets to the friendly are available online at or in person at various outlets in the Santa Barbara area. Pricing starts at $10 for youth and $15 for adult general admission. Ticket prices increase on match day to $15 and $20, respectively. The evening will also feature a preliminary match between the UCSB Gauchos Men’s soccer program and the Ventura County Fusion of the Player Development League (PDL) with a kick-off time of 5 p.m. PT.
LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships for the 2018 Major League Soccer season are now available. Season Ticket Members and Galaxy fans can go to to secure their 2018 LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships. In addition to visiting, fans can secure 2018 Season Ticket Memberships at StubHub Center by visiting the Galaxy tent atop Section 104 or 126 at any LA Galaxy home game. Fans can also call 1.877.3GALAXY (342.5299) and press 1 when prompted to secure Season Ticket Memberships.
United Way of Santa Barbara County
United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has the unique and positive vision that “in our community, everyone has a hopeful future.” Since 1923, UWSBC has served Santa Barbara County community through funding, volunteer development, and by utilizing its own unique initiatives that involve dozens of local non-profit and public sector agencies. UWSBC’s local community driven Power of Partnership™ priorities help children, families & seniors with a focus on Education, Income and Health.

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