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Bailey and Bavis to be Honored at Hockey Fest

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis will be honored at Hockey Fest '10.

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings and the Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firefighters Fund will work together at LA Kings Hockey Fest ’10 which takes place on Saturday, September 11, at the Toyota Sports Center.

Six Los Angeles-area fire stations will be preparing and selling food to benefit the Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firefighters Fund. They will be set up in the outside festival-area portion of the Toyota Sports Center and all proceeds from their sales will benefit their organization.

Farmer John will be donating their product for the firefighters to cook and, additionally, California Pizza Kitchen will have their popular pizza truck at the festival and they will donate a portion of their pizza sales to the Fund as well.

“We feel and proud and fortunate to have local firefighters participating and raising money and awareness for such an important cause,” said Kings President Business, Operations Luc Robitaille. “We are excited for them to provide our fans with great food for a great event, and with this year’s Hockey Fest falling on the anniversary of September 11, the Kings also feel that working with this important group helps to honor our scouts -- Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis -- and everyone who was lost on that tragic day.”

Below is the schedule, which is subject to change, for the event:

LA Kings Hockey Fest 2010 -- Schedule of Events:
8 a.m. – Doors Open
9 -10:30 a.m. – State of the Kings with Dean Lombardi, Ron Hextall, Jeff Solomon and Terry Murray – hosted by Daryl Evans (location: covered NHL rink)
10:30 a.m. - Autograph line opens for Session #1 (location: roller hockey rink)
11 a.m. - Noon – Autograph Session #1 – Jonathan Bernier, Davis Drewiske, Rich Clune, Anze Kopitar, Michal Handzus, Scott Parse, Jonathan Quick (location: roller hockey rink)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Kids Press Conference – Matt Greene, Brad Richardson, Jack Johnson, Wayne Simmonds – hosted by Heidi Androl (location: covered NHL rink)
12:30 p.m. - Autograph line opens for Session #2 (location: roller hockey rink)
1 – 2 p.m. - Autograph Session #2 – Erik Ersberg, Peter Harrold, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Dustin Brown, Oscar Moller, Willie Mitchell (location: roller hockey rink)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. - The Life of a King – Jay Wells, Marty McSorley, Luc Robitaille – hosted by Jim Fox (location: covered NHL rink)
2 – 3 p.m. – Bailey’s Family Skate on Olympic Ice (location: Olympic rink)
2:30 p.m. - Autograph line opens for Session #3 (location: roller hockey rink)
3 – 4 p.m. - Autograph Session #3 - Wells, McSorley, Robitaille (location: roller hockey rink)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Winning Ways – Ryan Smyth, Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll, Rob Scuderi – hosted by Nick Nickson (location: covered NHL rink)
5 – 6 p.m. – LA Kings Pep Rally – hosted by Bob Miller (location: covered NHL rink)
7 p.m. - Hockey Fest Officially Closed

Tickets cost $15 for Kings Season Ticket members and for Partial Plan and Group Leaders by calling 1-888-KINGS-LA (1-888-54647-52). Tickets for the general public cost $20 and be can purchased by visiting Less than 400 tickets total remain available for purchase.
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