Friday, October 20 – Los Angeles, CA
500 kids from LA received brand new Adidas sneakers and an invitation to the Treats-N-Suites Halloween Bash!
This day of fun was made possible by Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) and the LA Galaxy Foundation, who joined forces with Shoes That Fit to make a difference for children in unserved communities.
Treats-n-Suites hosted over 1,000 children ages two-through-eleven to Dignity Health Sports Park for Halloween activities which included trick-or-treating, hayrides, carnival games, and a costume parade! The children also enjoyed activations from the Wildlife Learning Center and Melissa’s Produce.
Each student tried on their new Adidas sneakers, fitted just for them. The kids traveled from Carson, Compton, and the greater Los Angeles area.
The kids tested out their new shoes on the soccer field. They even got to meet pro soccer players Lucas Calegari and Jalen Neal! The Galaxy mascot, Cozmo, was also there helping kids try on their shoes, taking photos, and playing with the kids.
“We are excited to host our sixteenth annual Treats-n-Suites Halloween Bash at Dignity Health Sports Park,” said Tamala Lewis, Sr. Director of Community Relations at Dignity Health Sports Park. “This event is a special day for our local community as we come together to provide a safe place for children to enjoy the Halloween festivities at one of the best facilities in Southern California. This year, we wanted to increase our positive impact in the community by hosting a shoe giveaway at Galaxy Park for underserved local youth in partnership with PHLY and Shoes That Fit. We are beyond thankful to all of our partners who have come together to organize a special evening of celebration for the local youth in our communities.”
PHLY Insurance found Shoes That Fit from the research work of their ‘23 Summer Associates. These interns were tasked with the challenge of finding a non-profit mission that aligns with PHLY Foundation’s mission and vision, where PHLY could serve a community in need outside their usual Philadelphia area.
PHLY Insurance will also provide brand new Adidas shoes this fall to 232nd Place School & STEMM Magnet and Catskill Avenue Elementary School in Carson, helping an additional 200 children.
Thank you, PHLY Insurance and LA Galaxy, for bringing shoes and smiles to 500 kids!