North American fantasy sports platform Monkey Knife Fight (MKF) has teamed up for a new charity drive as the exclusive fantasy sports partner of MLS team LA Galaxy. Under the terms of the partnership, each time the Galaxy scores a goal for the remainder of the 2020 MLS season, MKF will donate $1,000 to the LA Galaxy Foundation.
The donations will benefit the foundation’s programming for the LA Galaxy Champion Project, with its immediate focus on helping students and schools impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The LA Galaxy Champion Project is a community-driven program that allows the club to partner with local elementary schools to provide soccer programming and opportunities to grow the game of soccer while promoting health, wellness and leadership development with local youth. MKF will donate a minimum of $25,000, regardless of how many goals are scored this season.
“We want our team partnerships to extend past the stadiums and into the communities of the fans that support these teams,” said Bill Asher, Founder and CEO of Monkey Knife Fight. “We think this is a creative way to support the city of Los Angeles and the Galaxy community.”
Lauren Nowinski, Senior Director Community Relations, LA Galaxy Foundation, and Programming, commented: “For years, the LA Galaxy Foundation has focused on assisting those in need across the various communities in which the Galaxy team and its loyal fans live, work and play.
“Today that support is more crucial than ever, and we could not be prouder to have a like-minded partner like Monkey Knife Fight that shares our core values and commitment to the greater Los Angeles community. Thanks to this generous donation, we will be able to amplify our programming for the LA Galaxy Champions Project as well as increase our support of local students and schools impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“This partnership is the perfect score for our team, and most importantly the thousands of deserving people and diverse communities we collectively serve.”