Ducks fans and supporters donated over 1,700 Wild Wingers Kids Club kits to patients at CHOC Children’s as part of the fourth annual Kits for Kids donation drive. The drive took place throughout the holiday season, with a majority of the kits being personally delivered by Ducks players during the team’s holiday visit to the hospital’s Orange campus on Dec. 9, 2009. Due to the drive’s success, the Ducks will continue to accept kit donations throughout the remainder of the season.
“We’re thankful to our supporters for rallying around this cause again in record numbers,” said Ducks Director of Fan Development Matt Savant. “With the donation drive being extended through the end of the season, we’ll have the opportunity to brighten the spirits of CHOC patients throughout the year.”
As a token of appreciation, each Kids Club Kit donor had the opportunity to win prizes provided by the club. Steven Lelewer of San Dimas was awarded (via random drawing) a 20-person suite to the Ducks contest vs. Columbus on Mar. 9 at Honda Center (7:05 p.m.). Jenny Klein of Laguna Hills won the grand prize private dinner at a local Red Robin with Ducks right wing Corey Perry
“This is such a great cause,” said Klein. “How wonderful for the kids of the hospital to be visited by the players. We were thrilled to help out in any way we could.”
CHOC patients who received a kit will enjoy such benefits as a ticket voucher to a select 2009-10 Anaheim Ducks home game, hat, a 12-month hanging calendar, mini hockey stick and puck, growth chart and light-up pen. In addition, every Wild Wingers Kids Club member will receive discounts to various attractions and retailers around Southern California such as Knott’s Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo, Discovery Science Center, Aquarium of the Pacific and much more. The membership also includes exclusive Kids Club parties including the End-of-the-Year Party, which will be held at Knott’s Berry Farm.
Additional Kids Club kits will be delivered to CHOC Children’s in the spring. To make a donation to the Kits for Kids drive, please visit www.wildwingerskidsclub.com
or call (714) 940-2801.