On December 16th, The Mattel Children’s Foundation partnered with the Los Angeles Football Club, Ford Motors, and LAFC part-owner Will Ferrell to provide an unforgettable holiday shopping event for deserving L.A. families.
50 kiddos from LAFC’s soccer camp community visited the iconic Mattel Holiday tent at Mattel HQ in El Segundo, each with a gift card from event sponsor Ford Motors. In addition to the fruits of their shopping sprees, each young soccer fan went home with Mattel Play it Forward Playkits full of toys and stocking stuffers, of course including Soccer Barbie and Ken.
At the event, Mattel Chairman & CEO Ynon Kreiz met Will Ferrell, who recently played the Mattel CEO in box office smash hit Barbie. After some initial confusion over who exactly is the real Mattel CEO, the two set their shared identity aside to celebrate the morning’s feel-good festivities and continued partnership between Mattel and LAFC.
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