Weekly update: Party time

A quick look at the Los Angeles Galaxy headlines for the week of November 21, 2005 ...

  • L.A. Galaxy Celebrate Championship Season With the Fans
  • Foundations' Feast Returns To The Home Depot Center This Afternoon
  • Holiday Packs Are Already On Sale
  • Galaxy Foundation Day On The Links Set For Thursday, December 1
  • Donovan Up for Honda Player of the Year Prize
  • L.A. GALAXY CELEBRATE CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON WITH THE FANS: Galaxy players, coaches and more than 2,000 fans came together on Sunday afternoon to celebrate their historic double in a championship season celebration at The Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University - Dominguez Hills. The festivities included speeches by several Galaxy players, Head Coach Steve Sampson, President and General Manager Doug Hamilton and several invited guests, including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and culminated with a video on the stadium's DiamondVision highlighting the club's season.

    FOUNDATIONS' FEAST RETURNS TO THE HOME DEPOT CENTER THIS AFTERNOON: The Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation and The Home Depot Center Charitable Foundation, with the support of several corporate sponsors, will serve a warm holiday meal this afternoon to more than 200 children and families from a wide variety of community-based groups from throughout Southern California at the third annual "Foundations' Feast" at The Home Depot Center. Players from the 2005 MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup Champion L.A. Galaxy will be on hand to serve meals and sign autographs. Staff members from the Galaxy, Home Depot Center, David Beckham Academy and U.S. Soccer will also be volunteering.

    HOLIDAY PACKS ARE ALREADY ON SALE: These special packages make great holiday gifts for every Galaxy fan on your list. They include four (4) tickets to the Galaxy's 2006 home opener, two (2) endline tickets to the 2006 home opener of Southern California's Major League Lacrosse expansion team (May 2006), two (2) Galaxy "Go Gold!" knit caps, one (1) Galaxy gold soccer ball (size 5) and one (1) Galaxy holiday card, all starting at just $90. For more information or to order yours today call the Galaxy ticket office toll-free at 1-877-3GALAXY.

    GALAXY FOUNDATION DAY ON THE LINKS SET FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1: The Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation's Fourth Annual Day on the Links golf outing will be played at Meadowlark Golf Club in Huntington Beach, California. Last year's event, held at Industry Hills Golf Club, raised more than $27,000 to help at-risk and underserved children throughout the Southland. Once again, the proceeds will benefit many of the Galaxy Foundation's community outreach programs, including Kicks for Kids, through which Galaxy tickets are donated to organizations benefiting underserved youth, and the Galaxy's Holiday Assist Program, which enables the club to make the holidays a little brighter and more enjoyable for children in need. All those participating in the event will be placed in foursomes with Galaxy players, coaches and select front office members, including Galaxy President and General Manager Doug Hamilton. The entire Galaxy team is expected to participate in the event, as they have each of the first three years. For more information, call the Galaxy Foundation at (310) 630-2222 or visit the In The Community Section of www.lagalaxy.com.

    DONOVAN UP FOR HONDA PLAYER OF THE YEAR PRIZE: Galaxy forward Landon Donovan has been selected as a finalist for the 2005 Honda Player of the Year Award, which for the last 15 years has been widely recognized as the most prestigious award a U.S. National Team player can receive. The winner will be announced during the special award luncheon on Wednesday, November 30. Donovan, the only three-time winner of the Honda Player of the Year Award (2002-2004), is a finalist alongside goalkeeper Kasey Keller and DaMarcus Beasley.

    GALAXY DEPORTIVO BREAKS DOWN ALL THE ACTION SATURDAY: Galaxy Deportivo, the weekly, half-hour Spanish language television show devoted to the Los Angeles Galaxy, will air again Saturday, November 26 on KWHY - Channel 22 at 3:30 pm. Galaxy Deportivo, hosted by Los Angeles area personalities Jaime Motta and Elmer Polanco, can be seen at the same time each and every Saturday on Channel 22.

    Did you know ... The Los Angeles Galaxy's MLS Cup 2005 Championship earned them a berth in both the 2006 CONCACAF Champions Cup and the 2006 Copa Sudamericana?