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by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Vice President, Communications and Corporate Development Mike Altieri along with Mr. and Mrs. Jund, present Ashley Hanley with a check for $2,500 at the March 23 Kings vs. Chicago game.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings and the local sports community lost a special friend on May 31, 1998, when Kings media relations assistant Michael Jund passed away due to a heart condition at the age of 22.

In Michael’s honor, the Jund family, the Kings and the Kings Care Foundation are pleased to announce that Ashley Hanley (Lakers) is the recipient of the ninth annual MICHAEL JUND SPORTS MEDIA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD.

Designed to reward hard-working college students who shared Michael’s dream of working in the communications side of the sports industry, Ashley will be honored Saturday during the first period of the Kings-Chicago game at STAPLES Center.

She will receive a $2,500 scholarship toward her education.

Hanley, 20, attends USC and is a Communications major.

A four-person panel selected the 2008 winner. The following area sports teams, universities and news outlets support the award by nominating one intern per year:

  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Los Angeles Galaxy
  • Los Angeles Sparks
  • USC
  • UCLA
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • FSN West/FSN Prime Ticket

The award is based upon the qualities that made Michael an excellent worker - strong technical knowledge of sports, superior media/public relations writing and communication skills, dedication to the job and an ever-present positive attitude. For more information, please call the Kings communications department.

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