The Ducks announced today that they have partnered with the National Hockey League and Huggies for the Hockey for Huggies diaper drive, taking place next Wednesday, Feb. 23 when the club takes on the Los Angeles Kings at Honda Center (7:05 p.m.). Fans attending Wednesday’s game are encouraged to donate disposable diapers as part of Huggies’ Every Little Bottom campaign. All diapers collected will be donated to HomeAid Orange County’s Essentials for Young Lives campaign.
“We’re delighted to partner with Huggies and the NHL for this great initiative assisting local families in need,” said Ducks Director of Corporate Partnership Sales Greg Rieber. “Fans can catch an exciting hockey game between the two rival Southern California teams while also giving back to their community.”
Each of the NHL’s 30 teams will host a Hockey for Huggies diaper drive night during the month of February. There will be two collection sites for diapers on Wednesday: outside of the East Doors of Honda Center and on the concourse outside Section 219. Fans that donate an unopened pack of diapers, or make a monetary donation of $10-or-more at Section 219 will have the opportunity to win prizes such as player-autographed pucks and Ducks t-shirts. Fans can also assist the cause by texting “Ducks” to 501501, which will automatically make a $5 donation to HomeAid Orange County. All monetary contributions will be used to purchase additional diapers.
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf
and his wife Paige are also helping to raise awareness for the Hockey for Huggies diaper drive. The couple pre-recorded a public service announcement encouraging fans to donate diapers on Wednesday, which will air on Ducks broadcasts through Wednesday night. To learn more about Hockey for Huggies and the Every Little Bottom campaign, please visit NHL.com/huggies or EveryLittleBottom.com.
Tickets to Wednesday’s contest vs. Los Angeles are still available and can be purchased online at AnaheimDucks.com, by phone with Ticketmaster at (714) 703-2545 or in person at the Honda Center box office.
About HomeAid Orange County
HomeAid Orange County is the founding chapter of a national non-profit organization with the mission to build and maintain dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. Founded in 1989 by the Orange County Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, HomeAid acts as the housing developer and liaison between service providers, community volunteers, builders and specialty contractors. To date the organization has completed 47 housing developments that serve victims of domestic violence, pregnant homeless women, abused and abandoned children, homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS and homeless families. To learn more, please visit www.homeaidoc.org.