On Sunday, Oct. 3, AEG’s LA Galaxy completed of its latest school beautification project at Bonita Street STEAM Academy in Carson, Calif. with a mural honoring LA Galaxy legend, Landon Donovan.
After a week of painting by Galaxy staff and community members, Landon Donovan and LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo, joined students and school faculty in putting the final touches on the mural designed by PeQue Brown honoring Donovan’s tenure with the club, prior to addressing the crowd.
“This community has been a huge part of my life – I would’ve never imagined that I would’ve spent 10 years here in Carson every day – and I feel a huge responsibility to give back to it,” said LA Galaxy legend Landon Donovan.
“I hope that this mural inspires students so that when they look at it, they think that anything is possible,” said Donovan.
Following his remarks, Donovan joined students for a youth soccer clinic before heading to Dignity Health Sports Park where he was honored with an unveiling of a statue at Legends Plaza of Dignity Health Sports Park and his induction into the Galaxy's Ring of Honor.
Donovan played for the Galaxy from 2005-14 and again in 2016. He scored a team-record 113 goals and tallied 107 assists in 253 regular-season games, helping the Galaxy win four MLS Cup titles (2005, 2011, 2012, 2014). He is now the head coach of San Diego Loyal SC in the USL Championship.
KEYWORDS: AEG, Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy, School Beautification, Mural, Bonita Street School, Bonita Street STEAM Academy, Carson