LOS ANGELES ? The Los Angeles Kings and The Salvation Army will culminate the organizations joint collection donation efforts on Saturday, Nov. 10, at STAPLES Center to aid victims of the recent Southern California fires. Donations were accepted during Kings home games on Oct. 27, Oct. 31 and Nov. 3 (in addition to November 10).
On Nov. 10, as part of that night?s Kings-Dallas game at STAPLES Center, all Kings players will wear a commemorative California State Firefighters? Association 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.
The jerseys will then be auctioned off on-line via www.auction.nhl.com. The auction will begin today, Thursday, and will end on Thursday, Nov. 15, following that night?s Kings-Ducks game at STAPLES Center. At the Kings Care Foundation booth on the concourse level, computers will be set up at STAPLES Center on Saturday for fans who want to enter the auction that night. In addition, the Kings will be selling additional signed player patches for $10 at the Kings Care booth, and The Salvation Army will be accepting monetary donations there as well.
Before the game -- which will feature more than 1,500 Southern California Firefighters and volunteers in the stands -- there will be a special ceremonial puck drop featuring Fire Captains and a special on-ice recognition featuring local firefighters.