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Golden Knights To Support "Hockey Is For Everyone"

Owner Bill Foley announced that the Golden Knights would be supporting the initiative in a variety of ways

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (February 22, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights Owner Bill Foley announced today, February 22, that the team will be supporting the NHL's Hockey Is For Everyone initiative through a variety of ways, including participating in USA Hockey's "Try Hockey for Free Day" on February 25 and a visit to The Center in Las Vegas on February 28. Details for both events can be found below.

"We are proud to have established a welcoming, supportive and inclusive culture right from the beginning of our organization's history," said Vegas Golden Knights Owner Bill Foley. "We truly believe hockey is for everyone - regardless of one's background - and we are pleased to participate in this important league initiative in our very first year."

"Try Hockey For Free Day" - February 25 On Saturday, February 25th, USA Hockey and 380 local associations across the country will host "Try Hockey For Free Day." Participating locations encourage kids, ages 4 to 9, to come try youth hockey as part of Hockey Week Across America. Interested families can register to participate by visiting www.TryHockeyForFree.com.

Where: Las Vegas Ice Center, 9295 W. Flamingo Road Suite 130, Las Vegas, NV 89147

When: Saturday, February 25 from 3:30 p.m. PT - 5:45 p.m. PT

Who: Members of the Vegas Golden Knights Staff including Hockey Operations Assistant Keith Veronesi, Las Vegas Ice Center

What: The Vegas Golden Knights will support USA Hockey's Try Hockey For Free Day by attending the event and distributing hockey sticks and USA Hockey jerseys to the first 80 children who participate. Hockey Operations Assistant Keith Veronesi will be on the ice giving skating and hockey tutorials

Media Inquiries: Coordinate with Eric Tosi (etosi@vegasgoldenknights.com)

More Information: http://www.hockeyweekendacrossamerica.com/.

"You Can Play" - Vegas Golden Knights Visit The Center - February 28 The Center is a community-based organization that supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, its allies and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada. The Vegas Golden Knights will be visiting The Center on Tuesday, February 28 and setting up interactives including an inflatable shooting cage, life size Jenga and Golden Knights bean bag toss as well as giving out special rainbow-themed Golden Knights t-shirts.

Where: The Center, 401 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89101

When: Tuesday, February 28 from 6:00 p.m. PT - 7:00 p.m. PT

Who: Members of the Vegas Golden Knights Staff

Media Inquiries: Coordinate with Eric Tosi (etosi@vegasgoldenknights.com)

Vegas Golden Knights Social Media Support - February 28 In conjunction with the team's visit to The Center, the Golden Knights will show their support for the LGBTQ community and the "You Can Play" initiative with special rainbow-themed avatars on their official social media channels on February 28.

About Hockey is For Everyone

Hockey is For Everyone uses the game of hockey - and the League's global influence - to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities. For more information visit NHL.com/HockeyIsForEveryone. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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