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07/30/2018

Seals Boot Bank
Deposit A Pair, Withdraw A Pair

How many of you are in the same boat as I am when it comes to buying new cleats for a kid who's feet just keep growing? Between my two sons, we have a bin of cleats that are still in great condition, they just don't fit anymore. I have always wanted to do somehting with all the old cleats that my boys go through. It seems like I am sometimes buying a new pair cleats for my sons 2-3 times per year. Once they out grow them they are usually still in good shape, they just don't fit anymore. I have always been so grateful to those friends of ours that would gift my boys their kid's out-grown, lightly used cleats. It almost makes no sense to buy brand new cleats at the very your ages because they will only wear them for a couple months.

So, we've started the Seals Boot Bank in an effort to provide the Seals families with a place to recycle cleats, especially in the younger ages when the kids are go through their cleats so quickly. It is very small at the mnoment with only about 10 pair of cleats from my collection of cleats in the bin. We are hoping it will grow and families will have the option to drop a pair of shoes of and pick a pair up if needed once we start training. We will see how it goes.

What: A place to exchange your CLEAN and out-grown cleats.
Where: For now, It will be placed in the storage shed at our practice field. Currently we practice at Temple City High School, and the Boot Bank will be open before, during and after training.

How: Clean your out-grown cleats, tie the laces together and lable the heels with the size. Place your old cleats in the cabinet on the appropriate shelf. Take home a pair that you need.

A Couple Other Notes:

  • Yes, you can take cleats even if you don't bring a pair for exchange.
  • Please clean cleats before putting them on the shelf.
  • If the cleats have holes or broken soles please don't bring them.
  • Only bring soccer cleats. No baseball or American football cleats
  • The Boot Bank will be open whenever we are training; before, during and after training.
  • There will also be a box for shin guards and socks, so guards and socks may also be available

07/28/2018

The San Gabriel Valley Seals is proud to announce a sponsorship with Children's Hospital Los Angeles Sports Medicine Program, a leader in in the field and the only comprehensive program in greater Los Angeles that can care for pediatric, adolescent and young adult athletes. Founded in 1901 in a small house on the corner of Alpine and Castelar Streets (now Hill St. in Chinatown), today their medical experts offer more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of patients. CHLA is the first and largest pediatric hospital in Southern California and is consistently ranked in the top ten nationally for pediatric orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report.

Led by doctors who also serve as physicians for the L.A. Galaxy professional soccer team, the CHLA program cares for all the orthopedic conditions that can impair young athletes, such as broken bones, ligament tears, dislocations, stress fractures and growth plate injuries. Their team of doctors and therapists work with these athletes to minimize time away from sports and optimize safe participation.

CHLA's commitment to the sports world has extended beyond the realm of professional sports. San Gabriel Valley Seals is proud to announce that CHLA will now be the official training shirt sponsor for all our programs for the next year! We know that our coaches and players will thrive with help from CHLA.

"San Gabriel Valley Seals is grateful to have been given the opportunity to partner with Children's Hospital Los Angeles, joining other prestigious sports organizations in theLos Angeles area. We look forward to being associated with a great organization and medical provider that recognizes the value of our brand and to bring the CHLA story to the SGV Seals families," said Shane Watkins, SGV Seals Founder & Director.



If you are interested in becoming a donor/sponsor for SGV Seals, please contact Shane Watkins at: shane@sgvseals.com

 
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