LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have partnered with The Salvation Army and will begin collecting donations Saturday night at STAPLES Center to aid victims of the on-going Southern California fires, the club announced Thursday. Donations will be accepted during Kings home games on Oct. 27, Oct. 31, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 when the club will hold a night to increase disaster relief awareness. Buy Tickets Now
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“Our organization and our players have been deeply touched by this recent devastation to our Southern California community,” said Kings President of Business Operations Luc Robitaille. “We have great fans and we are confident that they will help support this effort.”
On Nov. 10, as part of that night’s Kings-Dallas game at STAPLES Center, all Kings players will wear a commemorative Southern California Fire Department patch on their jersey. Following the game, each player will sign his jersey which will then be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Southern California fire victims. In addition, there will be collection stations in and around STAPLES Center where Kings fans will have the option to make financial contributions; there will be a special silent auction on the main concourse; and a portion of ticket proceeds from that night’s game and contributions from various Kings players will be combined as the Kings present one large donation while they host an on-ice recognition for local firefighters that evening.
“We’re very proud to partner with a great organization like the Los Angeles Kings to begin the work of rebuilding lives in the wake of these devastating Southland fires,” said Lt. Col Paul Bollwahn, commander of The Salvation Army’s Southern California Division.
The Oct. 27 game featured the Kings and the Edmonton Oilers at 7 p.m.; the Oct. 31 game featured the Kings and the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:30 p.m.; the Nov. 3 game features the Kings and the San Jose Sharks at 7:30 p.m.; and the Nov. 10 game against Dallas begins at 7:30 p.m.