It’s National Random Acts of Kindness Day, and as such, we’re here to support the initiatives of the Kings Care Foundation!
As the team departs today for Arizona, the Kings wives & girlfriends spring into action at Toyota Sports Performance Center. The Kings have partnered with Blue Shield California, to benefit the Dream Center, on National Random Acts of Kindness Day.
This afternoon, from 2-4 PM, LA Kings and Blue Shield of California personnel will collect donations in the parking lot of TSPC from fans and local residents. The items of greatest need are diapers, wipes, non-perishable food and personal care items.
The first 100 donors will receive an LA Kings branded reusable water bottle, plus one lucky donor will receive a photo canvas depicting and autographed by Luc Robitaille in a random drawing.
All household supplies collected today will help families in need, and, following today’s event, the LA Kings have committed to making a large clothing donation to support individuals facing housing insecurity that are currently receiving assistance from the Dream Center. The Dream Center serves as a resource center focused on providing support to those affected by homelessness, hunger, and the lack of education through residential and community outreach programs.
Let’s Take This Thing Outdoors
The LA Kings, and Toyota Sports Performance Center, have created an outdoor ice sheet, right out front of the building.
The rink is open for scheduled classes on weekends, through TSPC’s Outdoor Legends program, which runs from February 15 through April 25.
Stay tuned for a story from Lisa Hillary, of CBSLA, featuring Kings alum and color commentator Daryl Evans!
Discussion on Equity in Sports
In a discussion sponsored by YMCA, Kings television reporter Carrlyn Bathe hosted a panel of three accomplished women in sports; hockey player Molly Schaus from Team USA, Olympic Artistic Swimmer Daniella Ramirez for Team USA and Shevon Nieto who represented Jamaica in Olympic Track and Field.
Focused on the equity of girls in sports, these three women shared their life stories and opinions on diversity, women and inclusion in sports.Schaus, Ramirez and Nieto addressed topics discussing the value of playing sports and its value in everyday life, how sports makes you a better person and prepares you for life, and lessons for those growing up looking to get into sports right now.
Take a look at the full conversation below –
Upcoming Events –
Virtual STEM Career Panel with Katherine Johnson STEM Academy Students
As part of the LA Kings G.O.A.L.S. programming, the team will host a private virtual career panel event with Future Goals for students from Katherine Johnson STEM Academy. The goal of event is to show students how science, technology, engineering, and math apply to careers within the sports industry. Students will hear from current LA Kings employees about their careers and how they apply STEM each day.
AEG Black History Month Virtual Conference
LA Kings Pro Scout & Growth and Inclusion Specialist Blake Bolden will participate in a special Black Heritage Month Virtual Career Exploration Session for high school juniors and seniors and first-year college students that participate in a variety of personal and professional development programs administered by the nonprofit organization Brotherhood Crusade. The 90-minute online virtual conference, which takes place as part of AEG’s Black Heritage Month programming “More Than the Past: We’re Building Towards the Future”, will feature Bolden as well as other AEG employees sharing their background, education, career paths, and anecdotes for personal development and professional success with the attendees.