LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Global nutrition company Herbalife,
(NYSE: HLF), today announced an individual multi-year sponsorship deal
with LA Galaxy forward and US National Team member Gyasi Zardes. The
sponsorship includes a year-long promotion and community-oriented
initiatives with A Place Called Home (APCH) designed to keep fans
engaged all season long.
Through the sponsorship, which lasts through the 2019 MLS season,
Herbalife will exclusively provide Zardes with nutrition and sports
performance products and support.
"We welcome Gyasi Zardes to the Herbalife family of sponsored athletes
and are proud to be his exclusive nutrition and sports performance
partner," said Michael O. Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer,
As part of the sponsorship, Herbalife and the LA Galaxy, through their
Joint Community Program, will make an initial donation of $10,000 to the
APCH Laptops for Scholars program, which provides laptops to freshmen
college students from South Los Angeles. For every goal Gyasi scores
this season, Herbalife and the LA Galaxy will donate $2,000 towards
laptops for APCH's college-bound students. And, for every assist made by
him, Herbalife and the LA Galaxy will donate $500 to APCH, up to $25,000
total. At the end of the season, APCH children will be eligible to meet
Gyasi or participate in a clinic with him.
Having grown up in a rough neighborhood, the Los Angeles native turned
to soccer at the age of four to stay on the right path. He dyes his hair
blonde so his elderly grandparents can identify him when he is on the
"I am honored to be playing for my hometown team and be sponsored by
Herbalife which is focused on nutrition," said Gyasi. "I've been using
Herbalife's full suite of products and have been very pleased with the
results. I look forward to working with Herbalife's staff of
nutritionists as they help me achieve the competitive advantage I need."
Herbalife and the LA Galaxy have a longstanding relationship with Los
Angeles-based APCH, a local non-profit that provides educational tools
to low-income children in South Central Los Angeles.
"I want to thank the Herbalife Family Foundation and the LA Galaxy for
this generous donation," said Jonathan Zeichner, executive director, A
Place Called Home. "Our laptops for scholars program is filling a
critical gap for first-generation college students from South Central
Los Angeles, and it is always nice to see teams and companies investing
in our future leaders by ensuring they have the tools they need to
succeed in life."
Herbalife is a global nutrition company
that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980.
Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care
products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Independent
Herbalife Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to
fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by
offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife
member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active
We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife
programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also
sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the
globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many
The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are
traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of $4.5
billion in 2015. To learn more visit www.Herbalife.com
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