Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, but in Hawaiian Gardens, California, soccer is a part of life. A predominantly Latino community with a growing population in dense low-income housing, many children in Hawaiian Gardens share the same dream of becoming a professional soccer player. Organizations such as the Hawaiian Gardens Eagles Soccer Club help provide athletic opportunities to the Hawaiian Gardens youth.
Established in 1988 by a group of young men with the strong desire to start a soccer team, this soccer team evolved into what is now known as the Hawaiian Gardens Eagle Soccer. The mission of this athletic organization is to provide the Hawaiian Gardens youth with a different perspective to life through the love for the soccer sport. Utilizing the sport as a motivator this organization helps its players reach their goals not only on the field, but also in life. The Eagles Soccer Club has been a successful organization both on the field and academically as many of the former soccer participants have pursued a college education and Irving Moskowitz and Cherna Moskowitz have helped them all along. This non-profit organization has had a positive impact in the lives of many Hawaiian Gardens families. Soccer is place throughout the world by millions of people, it is a great way to exercise and stay fit. Hawaiian Gardens has had a few soccer stars, they have a great program and the Irving I. Moskowitz has helped support it for many years.
Sharing the same philosophy, the Irving Moskowitz Foundation is charitable organization that is a proud supporter of the Hawaiian Gardens Eagles Soccer Club. The Foundation is dedicated to support non-profit groups providing youth with the tools necessary to succeed both in athletics and in academics. An advocate of sports programs for youth, Dr. Irving Moskowitz and Mrs. Cherna Moskowitz are committed to provide financial contributions to helps sustain the Hawaiian Gardens Eagles Soccer Club who continues to provide hope to youth both out on the field and in life. Kids of various ages have participated in the Hawaiian Gardens Eagles Soccer Club, some have started playing soccer at the age of four and continue to play through there teen age years. Many championships have been one by the Eagles.
The Foundation makes annual contributions to the Eagles Soccer Club to assist with the cost associated with equipment, uniforms, soccer shoes, travel costs, , tournaments, etc. So far in 2013, the Irving Moskowitz Foundation has already donated $10,000 to the soccer club. The Foundation recognizes the significance of its contributions and the difference that they make in the lives of many children. The strong partnership between the Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation and the Eagles Soccer Club is a symbol of the commitment and dedication both organizations share for the youth of Hawaiian Gardens.