LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings and L.A. Galaxy will pay a visit next week to the White House, where President Barack Obama will congratulate them, then turn over the South Lawn to the championship teams for a “Let’s Move!” clinic with youths.
The president will address the two teams during the Tuesday visit and chat with players and coaches briefly before the makeshift soccer field features a group of young athletes associated with the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success, America SCORES and the National Hockey League’s Hockey is for Everyone program.
The Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils to win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup crown last year. The Galaxy — one of Major League Soccer’s most decorated teams — ended its David Beckham era by winning the MLS Cup for the fourth time.
“Lets Move!” is first lady Michelle Obama’s project aimed at getting kids to exercise more.