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LA Kings Spread Cheer Throughout the Holiday Season

From making blankets for the homeless to adopting young families, the Kings Care Foundation made the holiday season bright

by LA Kings @LAKings /

Over the past few weeks, the LA Kings and Kings Care Foundation have teamed up with various partners and programs to spread the holiday cheer. 

The Kings hosted a Watch Party at TwentyNine Palms for military members, made blankets for the homeless, hosted a holiday party at Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House for sick kids and all Kings players bought gifts for the annual Adopt-A-Family event.

The Adopt-a-Family event hosted families in need from St. Anne's, a local charity that assists women in need from pregnancy through parenthood by providing high-quality housing, early childhood education, mental health and supportive services, during the holidays.

On December 23rd, those families made their way to STAPLES Center for a festive outing that began with skating on the Holiday Ice Rink followed by watching the Kings take on the Blues in a festively decorated and catered suite.

Later, they were joined by Kings players, coaches and broadcasters, who gifted them with several suprises from their wish list! 

For the second time, with the help of the USO, the Kings hosted a watch party for at Twentynine Palms for 500 troops in training. The game against the Penguins on December 14 provided a fun distraction for the young soldiers during the holidays.

They enjoyed dinner and giveaways during the game, plus Bailey, Ice Crew and the team's event host were there to recreate the exciting and lively atmosphere of a Kings home game. 

For the second time, Kings staff joined Chrissy Duarte's family to make blankets for the homeless. This holiday event is a special family tradition that the Kings became involved with to celebrate Chrissy's memory.

Along with the Ontario Reign, Bailey, Ice Crew and Street Hockey team, the Kings hosted a holiday party for families staying at Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House on December 19.

There were holiday crafts, cookie decorating and street hockey games for the children's enjoyment before a catered dinner was served and gifts were distributed. The festive event brought much needed holiday cheer to children undergoing various treatments at nearby hospitals.

Learn more about the Kings Care Foundation!

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