As part of tonight’s the LA Kings and Minnesota Wild match-up at STAPLES Center, both teams will come together to honor the victims and those affected by last night’s tragic event in nearby Thousand Oaks.
“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. No longer can we accept these incidents as a new reality.”
Both teams will wear specially-created “ENOUGH” stickers on their helmets.
The Kings will donate all proceeds from tonight’s 50-50 Raffle to the Ventura County Family Foundation. | Donate to the Ventura County Family Foundation
Thinking of the precious lives lost last night. My heart goes out to all those who lost family and loved ones in Thousand Oaks. ❤️🙏🏻
— Anze Kopitar (@AnzeKopitar) November 8, 2018
In addition, Kings players have announced that they will match the proceeds from the 50-50 Raffle and donate to the Ventura County Family Foundation.
The Children’s Hospital Blood Mobile will be at STAPLES Center at the 11th Street entrance beginning at 5:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to sign up to donate blood in honor of the victims.
“Any time there is a tragedy in the Los Angeles area, it adds severe stress on the blood supply in Los Angeles hospitals,” said Charif El Masri, Transfusion Medicine Manager. “Kings fans can help by signing up with our CHLA staff to donate blood at the hospital this week.”
Everyone who donates through this offer will be entered to win tickets to an upcoming Kings game.
Fans are also able to sign up and make an appointment to donate blood at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. | Schedule an Appointment to Donate Blood
So heartbreaking to wake up to the terrible news in Thousand Oaks. Sending my condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
— Tyler Toffoli (@tytoff16) November 8, 2018
Coverage of the game starts at 7 p.m. with LA Kings Live on FOX Sports West and the FOX Sports App.
Robitaille will join host Patrick O’Neal the beginning of the broadcast to share his thoughts on the Thousand Oaks tragedy.
The Kings will hold a Moment of Silence at approximately 7:36 p.m., which will be broadcast live on FOX Sports West.
In addition, the Ontario Reign, the Kings’ AHL 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 at 3 p.m. against the Stockton Heat.
— Kyle Clifford (@13KCliffy) November 8, 2018