VEGAS (September 17, 2021) - The Vegas Golden Knights announced today, September 17, initiatives in honor of those impacted by the tragedy on October 1, 2017. The team will host the Los Angeles Kings during a preseason contest at T-Mobile Arena at 7 p.m. PT.
The Vegas Golden Knights Foundation is partnering with Downtown Summerlin® and Vitalant, a nonprofit organization and the largest blood provider in Nevada, to host a blood drive outside of City National Arena on Friday, October 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT. Those who wish to participate and donate blood are asked to make an appointment at donors.vitalant.org and enter the sponsor code "VGK". All donors are required to park in the Las Vegas Ballpark lot. The blood drive donation site is located outside on the north side of City National Arena.
Blood donors will be greeted throughout the day by select players, Deryk Engelland, Chance, and members of the VGK Cast at City National Arena. A limited number of tickets for Friday night's preseason game will be donated to select participants. Members of the Golden Knights broadcast team, as well as Chance and the VGK Cast, will also be making community appearances throughout the day.
At T-Mobile Arena, the team will present a special moment of recognition for first responders before the start of the game at 7 p.m. PT. First responders will also have an allotment of tickets donated for the preseason contest.
ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
About Downtown Summerlin®
Downtown Summerlin is part of a planned urban center, serving the entire Las Vegas Valley. It includes retail, entertainment, office, hotel and multi-family residential elements, all designed to create a vibrant, walkable urban core within the award-winning 22,500-acre Summerlin® master planned community. Downtown Summerlin totals nearly 400 acres and features more than 125 stores and restaurants in a streetscape-shopping environment with pedestrian thoroughfares and dynamic storefronts. The first phase of development opened to the public in October 2014. Today, Downtown Summerlin is also home to City National Arena, practice facility for the National Hockey League's Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Ballpark, a 10,000-capacity minor league baseball stadium. Downtown Summerlin boasts two Class-A office towers that encompass a combined 380,000 square feet in the heart of the retail epicenter with future expansions planned. In addition to Downtown Summerlin's two luxury multi-family developments, Constellation and Tanager, more than 4,000 attached residences are planned at Downtown Summerlin providing an inclusive community with an abundance of residential, optimal office space and connected walkability within the master plan creating an ideal destination unlike anything else. Additional information can be found at www.summerlin.com.
Vitalant ("Vye-TAL-ent") is the nation's largest independent, nonprofit blood services provider exclusively focused on providing lifesaving blood and comprehensive transfusion medicine services for about 900 hospitals and their patients across the U.S. Every day, Vitalant needs to collect about 5,300 blood, platelet and plasma donations to help save lives. For more information and to schedule a donation appointment, visit vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.