Currently the Foundation is fulfilling a $450,000 commitment to the hospital over three years in support of its departments of Pathology and Neurosurgery. The BloodMobile, which is wrapped with LA Kings imagery, is an important component to the partnership that is also visible in the community as it is used to conduct mobile blood drives. Behind-the-scenes, the team's contribution helps to fund research to improve the blood collection process and enhance diagnostic and treatment options for neurological conditions.
Under the direction of the LA Kings Hockey Development department, Ball Hockey is a signature sports program offered within Los Angeles Y's at low or no-cost to families. This was made possible due to the Foundation's initial $1,000,000 commitment, which was recently increased to $1,600,000 over eight years.
The LA Kings Science of Hockey exhibit at Discovery Cube LA offers interactive learning focused on applying science and math concepts to the sport of hockey. To develop and maintain the exhibit, which debuted in 2015 and sees several hundred thousand visitors annually, the Foundation pledged $2,500,000 over ten years to the museum.
The Foundation supports Ronald McDonald House Charities in several ways throughout the year. That support is demonstrated monetarily through a $1,000,000 commitment over five years shared with the Hope Reigns Foundation and with holiday celebrations, ball hockey clinics and in-kind donations hosted and provided by the Foundation.
The partnership with Sandy Hook Promise was developed as part of the Foundation's commitment to advocacy and inclusion. It intends to reduce violence in the community through numerous programs including 'Start With Hello'. This program is taught in schools throughout the country and soon it will be applied in youth hockey locker rooms with the goal to build more inclusive and welcoming spaces in and around the sport of hockey. To deliver on this vision, the Foundation committed $360,000 over three years to Sandy Hook Promise.
Along with ten other professional sports franchises in Los Angeles, Kings Care Foundation made clear its intention to develop a more equitable youth sports landscape by signing on to a comprehensive, five-year $500,000 commitment to drive investment and impact for social justice through sport. Through this initiative, the LA Kings will develop meaningful programs to pursue change in communities of color.