Community: Taste of the South Bay; Kings Night with Dodgers; Golf Tournament; 5K - LA Kings Insider

INSIDERS. Keep these community-minded dates open on your calendar:

August 23: TASTE OF THE SOUTH BAY, Shade’s Hotel, Redondo Beach
August 25: LA KINGS NIGHT, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
September 8: LA KINGS 5K/10K, Riviera Village, Redondo Beach
October 1: LA KINGS GOLF TOURNAMENT, Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry

–Taste of the South Bay details were revealed late last week. In case you missed it, this year’s event integrates Kings fans, South Bay residents and upscale restaurants such as Abigaile Restaurant & Brewery, Baran’s 2239, Bettolino Kitchen, BRIO Coastal Bar & Kitchen, Gelato and Angels, Hey 19 Public House, Madre, Ortega 120, Pitfire Artisan Pizza, Rock & Brews, Sausal, Sea Level Restaurant + Lounge, Smoky Hollow Baking Co. and Superba Food + Bread. Sadly, LAKI leaves for vacation on the 23rd, but if he was there, he would most certainly mingle with representatives of the restaurant named after the Steely Dan song. VIP tickets are $150, with general admission tickets going for $100. Between tastings, guests may bid on a silent auction and hang out with Kings celebrities and personnel. Per the Kings, Taste of the South Bay has raised nearly $400,000 locally, and proceeds from this year’s event will be used to equip South Bay classrooms with emergency safety kits. Click here for tickets and for more information.

–Dodger Stadium! LA Kings Night! This was the event to which Noted Giants Fan Neil very clearly and controversially wore a Dodger hat two years ago. (Do not ask follow up questions about this.)

This year’s LA Kings Night at the Ravine will be held on Saturday, August 25 when the Dodgers face the San Diego Padres at 6:10 p.m. Tickets purchased through this link will come with a commemorative silver and black LA Dodgers/Kings crossover baseball jersey, seen at right. Prices range from $35 to $159, and there are discounts for groups of 20 or more. To purchase group tickets, call Bryce with the Dodgers at (323) 224-4232. Because the Dodgers are “not technically in the playoffs” as of this morning, this is shaping up as a Very Big Game.

Via Brian Sezgin

–The Beach Cities 5K/10K, which serves as the unofficial season kick-off, returns to Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village on Saturday, September 8. As always, the event benefits Hydrocephalus Association. There are set fees for both the 5K and 10K, with discounts available for kids, students, military and season ticket members. With proof of a season ticket account number, members can opt out of receiving a preseason ticket with their 5K or 10K registration. There’s a price bump on August 16, so if you’re interested in attending, now’s the time to lock in your place. For more information and for tickets, click here or call Gabe at (310) 535-4421.

–On Monday, October 1, some two days after the conclusion of the preseason schedule and four days before the 2018-19 season commences, the LA Kings will hold their annual golf tournament, with proceeds benefiting Kings Care Foundation. The event, held in a scramble format, will be held on the Zaharias Course and opens with a 9:00 a.m. registration, a 10:00 breakfast reception and a shotgun start at 11:00, followed by a 4:30 p.m. dinner reception. Single spots are $1,750 and foursome packages start at $5,500. Click here for more information and to reserve your space.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.