During the 2016-17 season, the Ontario Reign set a team record for volunteering over 1,000 hours and donating over $729,000 to the Inland Empire community.
Through game-worn jersey auctions alone, the Reign were able to raise over $306,000 to benefit multiple organizations including the Hope Reigns Foundation, Bob Hope USO Ontario, Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, and more.
The Hope Reigns Foundation, the Reign's charity, has made it a priority to give back to the youth, families and schools throughout the Inland Empire. Hope Reigns completed over 400 donation requestions and raised over $425,000 to benefit nonprofit organizations, such as the Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House, Toys for Tots, and local schools throughout the Inland Empire.
In an effort to raise more for the Hope Reigns, the Reign introudced a 50/50 raffle and a mobile silent auction generating over $317,000 in donations.
While focusing on giving back to the youth, the Reign hosted their first Cool School game - a morning preseason game at Citizens Business Bank Arena to spotlight the importance of education. Its focus was creating an exciting environment for students to learn in.
One of the Reign's main focuses has always been to support the men and women of the Armed Forces. To do this, the team honored a We Care Hero of the Night at each home game, hosted members of the Wounded Warrior Project at games, and featured a Military Appreciation Night presented by Bob Hope USO and Ontario International Airport Authority.
In addition to the money the Reign raised over the season, the Reign staff and players also volunteered over 1,000 hours to the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House, and participated in the annual Hope Reigns Foundation Golf Tournament, the Reign Gala Benefitting the Be Perfect Foundation, and other events hosted by the Reign.
The LA Kings are proud of the entire Reign organization for devoting their time and efforts to their local community.
Make sure to follow the Hope Reigns Foundation to keep up with their latest community work.