The Los Angeles Kings and Minnesota Wild paid tribute Thursday evening to the victims of the shooting at the Borderline nightclub in Thousand Oaks.
Players on both teams wore specially designed “Enough” stickers on their helmets during the Kings 3-1 loss at Staples Center.
“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,” Kings president Luc Robitaille said. “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,” he said. “We cannot accept these incidents as a new reality.”
A moment of silence was held before the game, with players from both teams holding cards with the word “Enough.”
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles had booths inside and outside Staples Center, and fans were able to schedule appointments to donate blood this week in honor of the victims.
Proceeds from the 50-50 raffle will be donated to the Ventura County Family Foundation, and the team will match the amount raised. Raffle proceeds during Saturday’s game against the Calgary Flames will also be donated to the organization.
The Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Ontario Reign, will donate proceeds of their 50-50 raffle during Sunday’s game to the foundation.
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