Students at Kentwood Elementary School in Westchester got some soccer skill tips from professional players and coaches during a free clinic presented by Chivas USA and Choco Milk at the school Wednesday, Oct. 13.

In partnership with Chivas USA of Major League Soccer through the youth clinic, Choco Milk, a children’s nutritional milk supplement, made a donation to the Chivas USA Academy Program. The partnership is in conjunction with the 2010 Choco Milk Cup Tour, a traveling tour with the purpose of engaging children in a series of activities that teach nutrition awareness and physical fitness.

During the tour stop in Westchester, Chivas USA players Justin Braun and Michael Lahoud and coaches met with the students, answered questions and conducted some demonstrations. As part of the event, the Choco Milk Cup Challenge for Charity was held in which participants attempted to score goals in an 8-foot-tall vertical trophy cup. For every goal, Choco Milk donates $1 to the Chivas USA Academy Program.

“We value that Choco Milk shares Chivas USA’s commitment to help children lead healthy and active lives, and the funding and support we receive from Choco Milk will help us continue to develop important youth soccer programs,” Chivas USA President and CEO Shawn Hunter said. “The Chivas USA Academy is a community-based youth development initiative that provides area kids with coaching, summer camps, clinics, and a safe place to play soccer.”

Representatives of Choco Milk note that children can learn to strengthen their mind, body and spirit with consistent exercise and a balanced nutritional diet while using the skills necessary for soccer, such as heading, juggling and scoring.

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