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LA Kings Celebrate NHL Green Month

In conjunction with the NHL, the Kings dedicated two games to support sustainability

by Kings Care Foundation @LAKingsCare / LAKings.com

In a nod to NHL Green Month, a March initiative in which clubs dedicate resources to raise awareness and funds for sustainable causes, the LA Kings dedicated two games to support sustainability efforts.

Before the Kings game against the Detroit Red Wings on March 15, fans were encouraged to take public transportation - an eco-friendly alternative to driving to games. By doing so, all fans in Kings' gear on the Metro had the chance to win special Kings giveaways.

Several fans opted to #GoMetro and one lucky fan won the best prize of all: Two tickets to the Kings games against the New Jersey Devils on March 17, as well as a Kings Green warm-up jersey.

To support these efforts, all the dasherboard logos were turned green for the Kings game on March 15.

In addition, the Kings welcomed students from Grades of Green, an organization which works with schools to provide turnkey programs and challenges to help make students more eco-conscious by nature, to drop the puck.

Tweet from @GradesofGreen: Last week @GradesofGreen went coast-to-coast, partnering with the @NYIslanders AND the @LAKings for @NHL's Green Month!We're excited to inspire students and schools from the West Coast to the East Coast!

Noah, Marianna and Leslie, three exceptional GOG students, are leaders in implementing the Trash Free Lunch Challenge at their schools - a program which the Kings sponsor.

To continue the theme on March 17 and to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as well as NHL Green Month, the Kings players wore authentic Kings Green jerseys during their pre-game warm-up.

Kings Care Foundation also sold BBQ sets made from recycled game-used sticks.

Last year, the LA Kings unveiled a new, umbrella program called "LA Kings Green" to encompass all team-sponsored green initiatives from arena upgrades, to service projects and fan engagement.

Last week's two events represent some examples of the ways the Kings are going green, but fans can learn more about the team's sustainable efforts by visiting lakings.com/green.

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