The LA Kings and Beyond the Bell came together for the 3rd annual LAUSD joint street hockey tournament on April 25th.
In all, 220 young hockey players from 22 different schools participated in the tournament. The students came together at 28th Street Elementary for a celebration of their new skills and hockey in general.
Beyond the Bell is an organization that helps ensure that all children and youth in LAUSD have access to safe and supervised academic, enrichment and recreation programs that inspire learning and achievement outside of their regular school day.
The LA Kings partnered with LAUSD's Beyond the Bell in 2014 and helped by making their first of many large equipment donations. Since then, nearly 40 local schools have received full sets of street hockey equipment.
The tournament was a culmination of several weeks of practice for the students. For many of them, their first exposure to hockey was just this year.
The tournament was a round-robin style of play to allow the students to show off their skills against each other and practice what they've learned.
In addition to the tournament, there were giveaways for t-shirts and school supplies, as well as appearances from the LA Kings Ice Crew, Chariot staff and Bailey.