Galaxy to host Korean Heritage Night

Carson, CA - The Los Angeles Galaxy will host the Second Annual Korean Heritage Night at The Home Depot Center on Saturday, July 10, the club announced today. The cultural celebration will play an integral part in the club's match that evening at 7 pm against Western Conference rivals Colorado Rapids.

"We are happy to again offer the Korean Community in Southern California a chance to celebrate their heritage at a Galaxy game," said Los Angeles Galaxy President and General Manager Doug Hamilton. "We have always enjoyed their tremendous support and look forward to continuing that relationship into the future."

The Los Angeles Galaxy have counted among their ranks since the start of the 2003 season defender Hong Myung Bo, a former Korea Republic national team player and one of only a handful of players to have participated in four FIFA World Cups. In addition, Hong was named to "The 100" earlier this year, a list compiled by FIFA and celebrating the top 125 living players in the world.

This year's Korean Heritage Night festivities will host several events taking place in various areas of The Home Depot Center. A full list of activities follows below:

Los Angeles Galaxy Korean Heritage Night
Saturday, July 10, 2004 - Schedule of Activities

South Concourse (6:00-7:00 pm)

Korean Festival Village

  • Tae Kwon Do demonstrations
  • Korean folk dance & drum dance performances directed by Ko Sue Hee
  • Photo exhibit featuring Korean - American immigration history & photos of Korean American leaders in various areas
  • Food festival featuring Korean delicacies such as beef barbeque and several vegetable dishes

    Stadium Field

    Pre-Game Activities

  • Korean youth soccer teams to conduct the "Giant Jersey" and "High Five Line" presentations
  • National Anthem to be sung by select Korean church choirs

    Half-Time

  • Tae Kwon Do demonstration presenting 40 - 50 students from Do San Tae Kwon Do studio
  • Video on the diamondvision highlighting Korea presented by Korean National Tourism Organization

    Tickets are already on sale for the July 10 Korean Heritage Night match at The Home Depot Center. Ticket outlets include: in Korea town, at the Korea town Galleria and the offices of the Korea Times; in downtown Los Angeles at Music Plaza; in the South Bay at the Hannam Market in Torrance and in Orange County at Arirang Market and the Fullerton Hannam Chain. For more information, please call the Los Angeles Galaxy ticket office toll-free at 1-877-3GALAXY.


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