U.S. Women’s National Team Players to Donate Proceeds From Autographed Jerseys fro m the 2017

Mar 31, 2017

U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TO DONATE PROCEEDS FROM AUTOGRAPHED JERSEYS TO BENEFIT GIRLS INC.

Jerseys from the 2017 SheBelieves Cup Will Be Auctioned Via ussoccer.com

CHICAGO (March 31, 2017) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will autograph and donate authentic jerseys from the SheBelieves Cup tournament for an online auction to benefit Girls Inc., a national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy.

Conceived and developed by the U.S. Women’s National Team players, SheBelieves is a movement to inspire young girls and women and encourage them to accomplish their goals and dreams, athletic or otherwise. The campaign was originally launched in the run-up to the 2015 Women’s World Cup but has since evolved and grown into a special bond between the team and its fans, taking its powerful message of empowerment and that of believing in yourself into communities across the nation.

As one of the most popular women’s teams in the world, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team is the prime example that dreams are attainable if you set your mind to it and go after what you want. Through dedication, teamwork, perseverance and success, the players in the U.S. team inspire new generations of young girls and women to be better and strive for better; they inspire them to believe.

Fans can participate in the online auction for the jerseys at http://auction.ussoccer.com. The auction will run until the U.S. WNT game against Russia on Sunday, April 9, at 1 p.m. CT at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. U.S. Soccer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Winning bids are a donation to U.S. Soccer, part of which is tax-deductible. Auction proceeds will be granted to Girls Inc. to support its mission. Fans can also support U.S. Soccer directly at any time by making a donation to the U.S. Soccer Development Fund. Click here to learn more or donate.

With the U.S. WNT players as the driving force of the SheBelieves campaign, the movement serves as an inspiration for young girls to feel empowered in any endeavor. The donation of the proceeds from the jerseys to benefit Girls Inc. further extends the movement into the community.

“We are excited to collaborate with the U.S. Women’s National Team to empower more girls to believe in themselves and set high expectations for their futures,” said Judy Vredenburgh, President and CEO of Girls Inc. “It takes all of us, working across public, private, and nonprofit sectors, to provide girls the resources and support to lead healthy lives and become role models in their communities.”

Girls Inc. is dedicated to empowering individual girls from underserved communities and improving the conditions in which all girls live. Through a network of 82 local organizations, Girls Inc. delivers out-of-school time programming that addresses all areas of a girl’s development: her physical health and self-perception, her education and career aspirations, and her life skills and independence. Girls Inc. also advocates for legislation and policies to advance the rights of girls, increase opportunities for all girls, and improve their chances to succeed.

The 2017 SheBelieves Cup took place from March 1-7 across three U.S. venues. The four-team tournament was played in a round-robin format, with France emerging victorious after finishing in last place in the 2016 inaugural edition of the tournament.

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LA Galaxy y StubHub Center presentan un Invernadero, Gallinero, y una Colmena de Abejas dentro de las instalaciones del estadio

Mar 31, 2017

LA Galaxy y StubHub Center presentan un Invernadero, Gallinero, y una Colmena de Abejas dentro de las instalaciones del estadio como parte de la iniciativa Protege la Cancha

LA Galaxy y StubHub Center cultivarán y cosecharán sus propias verduras, miel y huevos para ser utilizados en el estadio para jugadores y staff

 

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Jueves, 30 de marzo, 2017) – El LA Galaxy y StubHub Center han construido un invernadero, gallinero, y una colmena de abejas dentro de las instalaciones del estadio que cosecharán verduras, frutas y comida que estarán disponibles en el StubHub Center para atletas y staff. El lanzamiento es parte de la iniciativa Protege la Cancha, diseñada para ayudar al LA Galaxy y al StubHub Center a reducir la huella de carbono, los impactos ambientales y ser una organización más sostenible.

*Favor dar crédito al LA Galaxy

 

“Estamos muy contentos de lanzar estas iniciativas sostenibles que nos permitirán producir varios tipos de alimentos y de continuar utilizando el StubHub Center de una manera ingeniosa”, dijo la gerente general del StubHub Center, Katie Pandolfo. “Albergar y facilitar un invernadero, una colmena de abejas y un gallinero en el StubHub Center es extremadamente único para un estadio deportivo profesional. Esperamos poder atenderlos como un medio para volvernos más autosuficientes en nuestras operaciones mientras seguimos involucrando a nuestra comunidad, ahorrando agua, conservando energía y reduciendo el desperdicio”.

 

Entre las nuevas iniciativas sostenibles implementadas, se encuentran cuatro colmenas de abejas que producirán más de 800 libras de miel cada año. Además, 12 pollos ahora están alojados en un gallinero en el StubHub Center y el invernadero del LA Galaxy ofrecerá espacio para diversas frutas y verduras. Todos estos materiales se utilizarán en preparaciones alimenticias para los jugadores del LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy II y la Academia del LA Galaxy, entrenadores y staff para ofrecer opciones saludables de comida. El LA Galaxy y el StubHub Center también contarán con espacio para que la comunidad local lo utilice para cosechar verduras y frutas dentro del invernadero del LA Galaxy.

 

LA Galaxy y StubHub Center celebrarán la iniciativa Protege la Cancha durante el partido entre LA Galaxy y Seattle Sounders FC el 23 de abril. El partido, el cual destaca a TreePeople como el socio comunitario oficial del partido, destacará las iniciativas implementadas por el Galaxy y StubHub Center. Un calendario de programación para el partido del 23 de abril se anunciará esa semana.

 

El año pasado, LA Galaxy y StubHub Center anunciaron el programa Protege la Cancha, una iniciativa de sostenibilidad ambiental de la organización. Protege la Cancha se enfoca en reducir el impacto ambiental de los partidos y entrenamientos del LA Galaxy en el StubHub Center, apoyando proyectos ambientales en la comunidad, e inspirando a los aficionados a ayudar a crear comunidades saludables y sostenibles.

 

El pasado mes de julio, StubHub Center se convirtió en el primer estadio de fútbol de Major League Soccer en iluminar su cancha usando luces LED. Las nuevas luces mejoradas utilizan más del 60 por ciento menos de energía que la iluminación que antes era utilizada.

 

Como parte de Protege la Cancha, el Galaxy y StubHub Center continuarán implementado varios esfuerzos diseñados para involucrar a la comunidad y alentar a los aficionados del Galaxy a apoyar los esfuerzos de la eficiencia energética, la conservación del agua, los residuos y el reciclaje, y el transporte.

 

Iniciativas de Protege la Cancha del LA Galaxy

Recursos internos

  • StubHub Center alberga 12 pollos en un gallinero
  • StubHub Center es casa de cuatro colmenas de abejas las cuales producirán más de 800 libras de miel cada año
  • Un invernadero en el StubHub Center produce varios tipos de verduras que serán utilizadas para proporcionar alimentos para los inquilinos del StubHub Center

Energía

  • Los sensores de movimiento ahorran energía, asegurando que nuestras luces permanezcan apagadas cuando no haya nadie usándolas
  • Nuevas y mejoradas luces LED, que utilizan más del 60 por ciento menos de energía que la iluminación que antes era utilizada
    • StubHub Center es el primer estadio de fútbol de Major League Soccer en iluminar su cancha usando luces LED

Agua

  • El LA Galaxy riega canchas en StubHub Center con casi un 50% de agua reciclada, ahorrando cerca de 35 piscinas olímpicas de agua potable cada año
  • StubHub Center usa inodoros sin agua, inodoros de bajo flujo y aireadores de grifos para reducir el consumo de agua en nuestros baños
  • LA Galaxy capacita a los empleados para ayudar a minimizar el uso del agua para realizar la limpieza del estadio

Desechos y Reciclaje

  • LA Galaxy colecta botellas, latas, vasos, cartón, papel, y más a través de nuestro programa de reciclaje
  • Nuestro programa de compostaje envía recortes de césped de nuestros campos a un vivero local y los devuelve a las instalaciones como abono orgánico
  • Al comprar productos de papel reciclado, estamos ayudando a asegurar que los materiales que reciclamos vayan a un buen uso
  • Se han regado los campos y jardines del estadio con agua reciclada desde el 2003

Comunidad

  • Empleados del LA Galaxy ayudan a mantener a nuestra comunidad saludable a través de numerosas iniciativas, como la plantación de árboles y la limpieza de playas
  • LA Galaxy se asocia con organizaciones no lucrativas locales para organizar eventos anuales para la Hora del Planeta, Día del Planeta, y Día de Reciclaje en América

Transportación

  • StubHub Center cuenta con bastidores de bicicletas en las instalaciones para que sea más fácil para los aficionados del Galaxy llegar en bicicleta a los partidos
  • LA Galaxy y StubHub Center lanzaron la forma de transporte en autobús Galaxy Express este año, ofreciendo viajes gratuitos hacia y desde el StubHub Center para todos los partidos en casa del LA Galaxy

 

Participación de aficionado en el proyecto Protege la Cancha

En partidos del Galaxy:

  • Los aficionados pueden reciclar botellas, latas y vasos en contenedores de reciclaje designados, tanto dentro StubHub Center y en las zonas tailgating
  • Juntarse con amigos y familiares para compartir su viaje a partidos del Galaxy
  • Utilizar el autobús Galaxy Express hacia y del StubHub Center
  • Usar la zona designada para ser dejado y recogido del StubHub Center

En casa:

Energía

  • Los aficionados del Galaxy podrán apagar las luces y ajustar el calentón o aire acondicionado cuando no estén en casa para ahorrar energía

Al reemplazar electrodomésticos, buscar modelos ENERGY STAR® para conservar energía Agua

  • Experimentar con regar el jardín con menos frecuencia. El mayor consumo de agua en el hogar ocurre en su yarda.
  • Al reemplazar accesorios de baño y cocina, buscar los productos WaterSense® para el ahorro de agua

Desechos y Reciclaje

  • Aficionados del Galaxy pueden reciclar en el hogar y se les recomienda establecer un recipiente de compostaje de residuos de alimentos.
  • Compre los alimentos perecederos en cantidades más pequeñas para reducir el desperdicio de alimentos (¡y ahorrar dinero!)

Transportación

  • Se anima a aficionados a compartir su viaje, usar el transporte público, o andar en bicicleta para intentar reducir su huella de carbono

 

Boletos de temporada del LA Galaxy para la campaña 2017 ya están a la venta. Abonados y aficionados del Galaxy pueden visitar el sitio webwww.lagalaxy.com/tickets/seasontickets para asegurar sus paquetes de boletos de la temporada 2017 del LA Galaxy.

 

Boletos individuales para los partidos del LA Galaxy en el StubHub Center ya están a la venta a través de www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.  Para ver el calendario completo de la temporada regular 2017 del LA Galaxy en la MLS, favor visitar www.lagalaxy.com/schedule.

 

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Javier Cortés: Ganar ante Jaguares nos afianzaría en puestos de Liguilla

Mar 31, 2017

Javier Cortés: Ganar ante Jaguares nos afianzaría en puestos de Liguilla

 

Pumas tiene por el momento el octavo boleto a la fiesta grande del futbol mexicano, por lo que un triunfo sería de gran tranquilidad en el seno auriazul de cara al cierre del torneo. “Es muy importante este partido y los tres puntos que están en juego para poder estar dentro de los ocho primeros. Ganando ante Jaguares nos afianzaría en puestos de Liguilla”, afirmó este jueves Javier Cortés, luego del entrenamiento en el Estadio Olímpico Universitario.

 

Conscientes de ello, el mediocampista del conjunto de la UNAM dijo que no les intimida el hecho de que hay equipos, como los mismos chiapanecos, que están al acecho de un sitio en la Liguilla, por el contrario “eso es un punto de motivación: separarnos de los que vienen atrás. Hay que estar con la mejor actitud y dar todo dentro de la cancha (el sábado)”, explicó.

 

Cortés señaló que el regreso de Darío Verón, Jesús Gallardo y Nicolás Castillo de sus respectivas convocatorias, le viene muy bien al equipo. “Es una motivación extra para ellos, llegan con muchas ganas después de haber estado con su selección. La verdad que están haciendo bien las cosas y aportan lo mejor de ellos para el bien del equipo”, destacó.

Cortesia: Club Pumas

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Mentalidad ganadora mueve a Rayados

Mar 31, 2017

Mentalidad ganadora mueve a Rayados

Rogelio Funes espera seguir haciendo goles con el Monterrey

Inspirados por la filosofía ofensiva de su juego, en la mentalidad del Monterrey solamente existe la idea de vencer al América para mantener la buena racha de resultados en el Clausura 2017 de la Liga BBVA Bancomer.

La expectativa de los Aficionados Rayados es ver triunfador a su Equipo este sábado frente a las Águilas, meta que Rogelio Funes quiere cumplir para seguir apuntando a lo más alto de la competencia.

“Tenemos que ir partido a partido. Queremos ganar, es una nuestra mentalidad y esperamos darle un buen espectáculo a la gente”, expresó el delantero en conferencia de prensa desde el Centro de Entrenamiento BBVA Bancomer El Barrial.

“Queremos seguir arriba. Espero sea un partido lindo (ante el América), que pueda haber muchos goles y que podamos ganar, es lo más importante para nosotros. Tenemos que seguir apuntando arriba y salir a ganarlo”, agregó.

Tras reencontrarse con el gol en el último partido de temporada regular, el playera ‘7’ espera continuar encendido frente al marco rival sin dejar de dar prioridad al rendimiento colectivo.

“Como delantero siempre quiero marcar. Mi idea es seguir haciendo goles y aportar al Equipo, que es lo que más importa y me pueda ayudar en lo personal”, dijo ante los medios.

Cortesia: Club Monterrey

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Cameron Jordan, Byron Maxwell and Delanie Walker to Participate in NFL-USO Tour to Southwest Asia

Mar 31, 2017

CAMERON JORDAN, BYRON MAXWELL AND DELANIE WALKER 

TO PARTICIPATE IN NFL-USO TOUR TO SOUTHWEST ASIA

 

New Orleans Saints defensive end CAMERON JORDAN, Miami Dolphins cornerback BYRON MAXWELL and Tennessee Titans tight end DELANIE WALKER will embark on a week-long NFL-USO tour to Southwest Asia to visit U.S. troops and their families at military bases, the NFL announced today. These NFL ambassadors were selected to participate in the tour for their excellence on and off the field and charitable endeavors.

An extension of Salute to Service, the League’s year-long military appreciation campaign, this year’s NFL-USO tour will feature an array of base activities from military-themed athletic competitions and unit visits to one-on-one meetings with base leadership at four locations in three countries. The players will also spend quality time with service members and their families, as well as pass out two sports-themed USO2GO kits designed to help service members in remote locations relax and recharge.

“The NFL is pleased to work with the USO on another goodwill tour and provide players with the chance to engage with service men and women. These brave individuals in uniform, who fight for our safety every day, are true heroes and represent the spirit for which our country stands,” said NFL Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility ANNA ISAACSON. “The players participating in this tour are profoundly appreciative of military members and now have the chance to say ‘thank you’ in person.”

For over 50 years, the NFL and USO have worked together to support the military and connect service members to family, home and country. In 1966, the NFL teamed with the USO and became the first sports organization to send players on a tour to Vietnam and other parts of the Far East. Since then, more than 250 NFL players, coaches and executives, including TERRY BRADSHAW, BILL COWHER, FRANCO HARRIS, LARRY FITZGERALD, LYNN SWANN and J.J. WATT, have visited troops on NFL-USO tours in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Kuwait and Somalia. In 2008 Commissioner ROGER GOODELL became the first sports commissioner to visit the troops overseas as part of a USO tour when he visited Iraq and Afghanistan.

“The USO cannot say enough about the incredible support and generosity of the NFL over the last 51 years,” said USO CEO and President J.D. CROUCH. “Their ongoing commitment as a Force Behind the Forces plays a major role in helping the USO fulfill its mission of strengthening our service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country. We are proud to work with the NFL on yet another entertainment tour, and look forward to bringing smiles and a piece of home to the many service members stationed in Southwest Asia.”

In addition to overseas morale-building visits, the NFL has supported several different USO projects through Salute to Service, and earlier this year, announced a $5M commitment to the USO over the next three years to support the expansion and refurbishment of USO centers and programming.

Below is information on players participating in this year’s NFL-USO tour. For more information on the USO please visit uso.org.

CAMERON JORDAN (New Orleans Saints)

Cameron Jordan anchored the defensive line in his fifth NFL season, recording 61 tackles (40 solo), 10 sacks for a total loss of 67 yards, seven passes defensed, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries and was selected to his second career Pro Bowl. His 10 sacks tied for 15th in the NFL. It marked the second time in his career that he’s posted at least 10 takedowns, making him just the ninth Saint with multiple double-digit sack seasons. Jordan also tied for ninth in the league in defensive fumble recoveries. An explosive and physical defensive end, the former University of California standout possesses the combination of size, speed and strength to play defensive end in either a 3-4 or 4-3 alignment. Jordan has appeared in 80 games with 79 starts, posting career totals of 327 stops (188 solo), 39 quarterback takedowns, 25 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries.

The son of a long-time NFL veteran, Jordan learned very early the importance of giving back. Jordan frequently spreads positive messages about the importance of literacy and character development to students in both elementary and high school throughout the school year, as well as during the Saints/United Way Annual Community Patrol Summer Camps. He is the designated LIVE UNITED player representing the Saints and the United Way of Southeast Louisiana.  As the key spokesman of the Saints/Copeland’s Kids Club, he hosts a football skills camp every year for all members and helps to promote the NFL’s PLAY 60 message through various initiatives, but most often, via team-sponsored Junior Training Camps and Playworks Louisiana visits.

Jordan also has a special place in his heart for all events related to uplifting the New Orleans community and practicing goodwill during the holiday season by participating in team turkey giveaways and Christmas gift giveaways. Year-round, he never hesitates to volunteer for any hospital visit, military initiative, or health-related initiatives such as Breast Cancer awareness visits.

BYRON MAXWELL (Miami Dolphins)

Byron Maxwell was acquired by the Dolphins in a trade from Philadelphia in March 2016 and was originally drafted by the Seahawks in 2011. In 2016 he started 13 games and recorded 53 tackles (43 solo), two interceptions, 15 passes defensed and four forced fumbles. He was second in the NFL among defensive backs with four forced fumbles and tied for 13th in the league with 15 passes defensed. His 15 passes defensed this season are the most by a Dolphins player since 2008 (Andre Goodman).

A native of North Charleston, S.C., Maxwell dedicates a significant amount of time and resources to his community through Maxwell’s Way, a foundation serving area residents. The foundation’s mission is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities. Maxwell is committed to enhancing the lives of youth and providing them with chances at upward mobility by partnering with organizations and institutions of learning. In addition to actively serving his hometown, Maxwell is a pillar of the Miami community, regularly partaking in Dolphins community events. This past Thanksgiving, he and fellow teammates teamed with Publix to host students from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach countries to shop for Thanksgiving meals. Additionally, Maxwell joined teammates and Dolphins executives in the seventh edition of Dolphins Cancer Challenge, a fundraiser including 4,000 cancer fighters who joined together to tackle cancer. This year’s event featured the largest turnout of participants in its history and raised funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

DELANIE WALKER (Tennessee Titans)

The Titans targeted Delanie Walker early in the 2013 free agency period to bring physicality, versatility and leadership to the offense. He has delivered that and more, becoming one of the NFL’s top play-making tight ends. The tight end brings a unique element to the offense and poses match-up problems for defenses with his ability to line up in the backfield, on the line, in the slot and as a wideout. The 6-foot-2-inch, 248-pounder spent the first seven years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers after being selected in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. His first three seasons in Tennessee arguably resulted in the best three-year stretch in franchise history by a player at his position. During that time, his 217 receptions and 2,549 receiving yards (to go with 16 touchdowns) set a franchise high for a tight end in any consecutive three-year period, and his reception and yardage totals ranked third and fourth, respectively, in the NFL in that timespan. In 2015, he set the single-season franchise records among tight ends with 94 receptions and 1,088 receiving yards, leading to his first career Pro Bowl invitation.

Walker was named the Tennessee Titans Community Man of the Year in 2013 and 2015, due in large part to his tireless work with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. He teamed with MADD to help raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving after losing his aunt and uncle in a horrific accident near New Orleans after Super Bowl XLVII. The morning after San Francisco’s loss to Baltimore at the Superdome, an alleged drunk driver killed Alice and Bryan Young only hours after Walker hugged Alice and Bryan at the team’s postgame party. In addition to his work with MADD, Walker is an ambassador with the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office’s “Booze It and Lose It” campaign. During the 2016 offseason, Walker spearheaded a benefit dinner and auction for his foundation called “Carving It Up with Delanie Walker.” He also launched “Delanie Walker’s Imagination Station” at Fall-Hamilton Elementary School in collaboration with Scholastic Book Fairs to provide a new fully-furnished reading room for students.

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