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"Star Of The Month" And "Royal Readers" Programs Back

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings and Kings Care Foundation have announced the return of two community initiatives for the 2011-12 season: “Star of the Month” and “Royal Readers” programs.

In partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Los Angeles and “Zebra’s Care,” the “Star of the Month” program will give a child and his/her family the “royal treatment” at various Kings games this season (program starts at tomorrow’s Kings game vs. New Jersey).  This includes game tickets, dinner, a pre-game meet-and-greet with NHL officials as part of the NHL’s “Zebra’s Care” initiative and the opportunity to watch warm-ups from the penalty box.  The “Star of the Month” program serves as a “wish enhancement” for children who have recently undergone treatment for life-threatening illnesses.

In addition, in December the Kings will grant the wish of 13-year-old Gabriel Abarca, whose wish is to meet team alternate captain Anze Kopitar.  Kings will host “Kings for Wishes” on Dec. 3 vs. the Montreal Canadiens.  Those who wish to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation on this night can purchase tickets by visiting with a portion of ticket sales benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.

LA Kings “Star of the Month” dates are as follows:
Oct. 25 vs. New Jersey Devils (7:30 p.m.)
Nov. 16 vs. Anaheim Ducks (7:30 p.m.)
Dec. 3  vs. Montreal Canadiens (12:30 p.m.)
Jan. 12 vs. Dallas Stars (7:30 p.m.)
Feb. 16 vs. Phoenix Coyotes (7:30 p.m.)
Mar. 22 vs. St. Louis Blues (7:30 p.m.)
Apr. 2 vs. Edmonton Oilers (7:30 p.m.)

“Royal Readers” is a reading incentive program for students in kindergarten to sixth grade currently enrolled in the Greater Los Angeles area.  The goal of the program is to encourage children to read outside of the classroom and to improve literacy.  The program will run three times during the 2011-12 school year, with each segment lasting five weeks.  Participating schools can choose to partake in any of the three or multiple segments.  The schedule is as follows:

1st segment (October 31 to December 2)
2nd segment (January 17 to February 14)
3rd segment (March 1 to April 12)

To register your class or school for the program visit  All participants will receive a Kings bumper sticker and Kings bookmark.  Those who read 300+ minutes will receive a Kings school prize pack.  The top reader in each class will receive two tickets to a Kings home game.  Each classroom that reaches or exceeds the goal of 300 minutes per student will be entered into a drawing to receive a pizza party with Kings Mascot Bailey and a chance to have the LA Kings Street Knights Program visit the school to run street hockey games.

More information on the “Royals Readers” program can be found at or by contacting Lauren Wiedmeier at 

The Kings (5-1-1) return to action at STAPLES Center tomorrow (Tuesday) against New Jersey Devils at 7:30 p.m. to complete a two-game homestand.  The game will be broadcast live on FS West, AM 1150 and along the Kings radio network.

For all Kings ticket information, call 1-888-KINGS-LA (1-888-547647.52) and visit
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