LA Kings Host Clinic for Little Tokyo Service Center Youth Club to Recognize Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month
n recognition of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, AEG’s LA Kings hosted an “Intro to Hockey Clinic” at Little Tokyo Service Center on May 13 in Los Angeles, CA.
Five members from the LA Kings Hockey Development Staff and two members of the LA Kings Ice Crew taught youth from the Little Tokyo Service Center Youth Club the basics of playing ball hockey and introducing them to play the sport. Additionally, AEG employees participated in the festivities, supporting, and learning the game alongside the kids.
The event kicked off a month-long series of ball hockey clinics that the LA Kings will hold be holding at the Tokyo Service Center throughout the month of May. The clinics are part of an LA Kings inclusion initiative designed to help to build more equity in the sport.
“We are thrilled to bring ball hockey to the youth club at Little Tokyo Service Center,” said Jennifer Pope, Senior Vice President, Community and Hockey Development for the LA Kings. “Through clinics like this, kids learn to pass, shoot, and score, but having fun is always our number one goal. Ball hockey is a fun and engaging experience for kids to learn lessons of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play while applying hockey skills that strengthen their coordination and confidence.”
The Little Tokyo Service Center's mission is to provide a facility in Downtown, Los Angeles for youth, families and seniors that offers sports, community activities, and opportunities to connect visitors to Japanese American culture and a vibrant, sustainable Little Tokyo.