Kids Corner Tailgate Shows Strong Return Game

    A local family shows support for the second Kids Corner Tailgate before the Trojans defeated the Bears on Thursday.
    Nov. 17, 2014

    Thousands of kids flocked to a grassy patch of tailgate territory near Gate 23 prior to the USC football home game against Cal on Thursday.

    The USC Athletics Community Outreach Program set up three cardinal tents and a massive barbecue pit to churn out hundreds of hot dogs in preparation for the largest Kids Corner Tailgate to date. The event offered 3,000 young Trojan fans from low-income schools hot dog, applesauce, chips and a drink.

    The tailgate was the second of the football season sponsored by A Foundation for Kids. The organization, based in Riverside, facilitates in-kind support for initiatives that serve abused and at-risk children in Southern California. With a staff of volunteers and a truckload of food donated by Unified Grocers, the foundation helped feed hundreds of families.

    This season, the Banc of California Trojan Kids Corner Program will provide more than 25,000 free tickets for USC sporting events to local schools and nonprofits.

    After enjoying their meals, the kids watched Nelson Agholor and the Trojan football team conquer the California Bears, 38-30. Agholor corralled a career-high 16 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns on the night.

    To learn more about A Foundation for Kids, visit their website. To sign up for upcoming Trojan Kids Corner events, complete the registration form.