Matt’s Foundation grants Matt’s Magical Moments to disadvantaged children and children with life-threating medical conditions. We grant moments ranging from ice cream delivered to hospitals by Matt, to Our Angel Experience and more.
The Matt Leinart Foundation is the proud recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation from Eric Garcetti the Mayor of Los Angeles.
“In appreciation of your ongoing support in bringing joy to the children of The Salvation Army Los Angeles Red Shield Youth & Community Center. Your compassion instilled so much Joy and Laughter in the heart of many children this Holiday Season. Thank you!”
Every year we take approximately 25 Little Brothers that have not received a Big Brother yet to an Angel Baseball Game. Not only do they getto go to the game but also we take them onto the field while the Angels are warming up. Several of the players take the time to come over to sign autographs for the children. Then they get to have lunch in a private room, get a goodie bag of Angel memorabilia and watch the Angels play a baseball game!
Children's Hospital of Orange County
Certificate of Appreciation - Mayor of Los Angeles
Amanda wished to attend Biola Universities Nursing Program
Brandon wished to have a custom drum set. He received his drum set and even went back stage to Bling Fest, a professional music event
4 year old Daniel’s wish was to meet the Angels Baseball team.
Andrew a big wrestling fan wished to meet Jeff Hardy. He received backstage passes and then ringside seats.
Since Kimberly had to be confined to her bedroom a lot she wished to have her room redone in bright colors.
Esmeralda wished for a new computer to help her prepare for her high school experience.
More Magical Moments:
We granted a Magical Moment to the children from the Salvation Army. The children walked the red carpet and bowled with Matt.
Best Buddies is an organization that creates friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Matt has created friendship with several of the children and the Foundation has sponsored bowling events for the Best Buddies Organization.
More Magical Moments:
The Matt Leinart Foundation every year sponsors a Christmas party for 200 to 300 Children in the town where Matt is playing. Matt and Santa love to hand out presents to all the children.
KIPP School Houston
Matt visits Casa Colina with Cory Hahn, Hal Hargrave and other Casa Colina Patients. A 2011 head first slide into second base left Cory paralyzed from the chest down. This 2010 graduate of Mater Dei was playing for Arizona State when his accident occurred.