In support of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, the Los Angeles Kings, as part of the club's home opener against Phoenix tonight, Thursday, at STAPLES Center at 7:30 p.m., are taking part in a charitable initiative to help raise contributions as part of relief efforts in the Gulf Coast.
All Kings players, in an initiative between the NHL and the NHLPA, will wear jerseys in the first period of Thursday night's game that features a special "Hockey Cares" patch. Following the period, the jerseys will be removed and fans will have the opportunity to bid on more than 700 League-wide authentic game-worn jerseys. Live bidding at http://auctions.nhl.com begins on November 1 at 9 a.m. (PT).
The Kings Care Foundation, the club's charitable arm, is also taking part in a special coaches care on-line auction. The Kings have contributed various signed player cards – including cards for Kings players Luc Robitaille
, Mattias Norstrom
and Alexander Frolov
– and those cards will soon be available for auction at www.ebay.com
to help raise funds for Habitat for Humanity in an effort to rebuild the Gulf Coast.
Tonight's Kings-Phoenix Coyotes game will broadcast on FSN West, Radio Disney 1110 and along the Kings Radio Network.