Chief Deputy Fred Mathis – the Commander of LA City Fire Department’s Administrative Operations Bureau, Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Mandahl – Medal of Valor Recipient and LA City Fire Department Captain Ted Kalnas are honored on the ice at STAPLES Center during the LA Kings game on Nov. 25, 2018.
Nov 27, 2018

Amgen Tour of California Joins AEG Sports in $100,000 Donation to The American Red Cross

LOS ANGELES (November 27, 2018) As a result of the devastation caused by the recent California Wildfires, the Amgen Tour of California, in partnership with the LA Kings and AEG Sports are proud to donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross.

“The recent fires have caused our community and our state incredible and unimaginable damage.  AEG continues to thank those who have worked tirelessly to help combat the fires.  Our hearts go out to those who have suffered hardships.  We are making this donation to the America Red Cross in honor of the first responders and all who have been impacted.  We are also encouraging our fans and our supporters to help by making donations as well,” said Dan Beckerman, President and CEO, AEG and Alternate Governor, Kings.

“The devastation has severely impacted the entire state of California, including many of our past and upcoming host cities of the Amgen Tour of California,” said Kristin Klein, President, Amgen Tour of California & Executive Vice President, AEG Sports. “We’re not just a state. But a collection of communities that come together to support each other in times of need and we are proud to support the relief efforts undertaken by so many of the first responders and the American Red Cross.”

Red Cross volunteers are supporting evacuation centers to provide safe refuge for people impacted by these devastating fires.  Additionally, they are also providing meals, health services, spiritual care, comfort and other support for affected residents.

Please consider joining our organization in supporting the Red Cross’ efforts in California.  Visit the American Red Cross to donate today.

ABOUT THE AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA
The Amgen Tour of California and the Amgen Tour of California Women's Race empowered with SRAM are Tour de France-style cycling road races created and presented by AEG and will take place May 11-18, 2019. Running concurrently, the races challenges the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along demanding courses that traverse hundreds of miles of California's iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions, and award important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. More information is available at amgentourofcalifornia.com.