LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings will host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night Thursday when the club hosts the Dallas Stars at STAPLES Center at 7:30 p.m. October is the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness month.
As part of the evening, Kings and Stars players will be wearing special player helmet decals; coaches, broadcasters and Kings staff will be wearing special ties; and players will be wearing special Reebok caps (during post-game/pre-game interviews and/or the back-up goalies on the bench). These commemorative items are available to purchase at shop.nhl.com. A portion of the proceeds from all items will benefit Hockey Fights Cancer.
There will also be a number of team initiatives throughout the evening in support of Hockey Fights Cancer (listed below):
- Members of the Kings Ice Crew will be available for pictures on the concourse for a $5 donation to Hockey Fights Cancer.
- The Kings Care Foundation will be selling mini hockey glove key chains for the remainder of the season for a $10 donation to Hockey Fights Cancer. The Foundation will also be auctioning off Raitis Ivanans’ game-worn helmet with delivery of the helmet by Raitis himself.
- The Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Maxmobile, as well as the LA Kings BloodMobile, will be on hand throughout the game to collect blood donations.
- City of Hope will be conducting a special Bone Marrow Drive. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 60, in good physical health and with a good medical history are asked to participate. The procedure takes about 15 minutes and involves four swabs to the cheek. Every fan who participates will receive two free tickets to an upcoming Kings game.
- ErinCondren.com will be on hand selling their exclusive stationary, with 50 percent of the proceeds being donated back to Hockey Fights Cancer. Fans can also go online and purchase through October 24 with the password “LAKings”.
In addition, the Kings have partnered with several other organizations as part of Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night, including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.