LA Kings to Honor Victims of Thousand Oaks Tragedy
LOS ANGELES – As part of tonight’s Kings-Minnesota Wild game at STAPLES Center, both teams will help honor the victims and those affected by last night’s tragic event in nearby Thousand Oaks.
Some of the details for tonight’s game, which begins at 7:30 p.m., are as follows:
- Kings and Wild players will wear specially-created ‘ENOUGH’ stickers on their helmets tonight.
- The Kings will hold a Moment of Silence at approximately 7:36 p.m. The Moment of Silence will be broadcast live on FOX Sports West.
- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is collecting blood in honor of the victims and Kings fans can assist by signing up with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles staff at the Kings game tonight – outside at the 11th Street entrance and inside at the Kings Care Foundation booth near section 103 – to donate blood at the hospital this week. Fans can also call 323-361-2441 or go online to chladonateblood.org to set up an appointment. Everyone who donates through this offer will be entered to win tickets to an upcoming Kings game.
- The Kings will tonight donate all proceeds from the club’s 50-50 Raffle to the Ventura County Family Foundation and Kings players will match the proceeds. The Kings will also donate the proceeds from the 50-50 Raffle from Saturday’s Kings-Calgary game as well.
“This is a horrible event, another senseless act of incredible violence and it clearly hits home here with us again as Thousand Oaks is part of our community,” said Kings President Luc Robitaille. “We are thankful to the first responders and everyone who has been helping the victims and their loved ones. We definitely will do our part to help the community but more importantly we want to help amplify the message that enough is enough. We cannot accept these incidents as a new reality.”
In addition, the Ontario Reign, the Kings’ primary minor league affiliate, will donate the proceeds of their 50-50 Raffle to the Ventura County Family Foundation at their next home game which takes place this Sunday.