The Los Angeles Kings will conduct Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Saturday evening’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Staples Center, part of a monthlong effort uniting the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families.
An auction of the lavender warmup jerseys the Kings will wear and sticks wrapped with lavender tape will be conducted at lakings.com/auction. Bids can also be made by texting KINGS to 52182.
Lavender is the color representing awareness for all types of cancer.
Proceeds from the auction and 50/50 raffle will benefit Amgen’s Breakaway From Cancer, a national effort to increase awareness of resources available to people affected by cancer.
The Kings will donate $4,500 to Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer for each goal they scored in October at Staples Center.
#kingsfcancer branded merchandise benefiting Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer will be sold at the Team LA store.
Kings coaches, staff and broadcasters will wear lavender. All dasherboards advertising will be made lavender to raise awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer.
Fans will be asked to fill in the name of a loved one with cancer on a placard that will be held up during a break in play.
The Hockey Fights Cancer initiative was founded in 1998 by the NHL and National Hockey League Players Association.
More than $20 million has been raised to support national and local cancer research institutions, children’s hospitals, and player and local charities in the United States and Canada.
The game also marks the start of “Hockey Night in Los Angeles,” a series of weekend games in which the atmosphere in and around Staples Center and Fox Sports West broadcasts will look and feel different with outdoor fan fests featuring live music acts.
The broadcasts will include celebrity guests and debate-themed programming.
“Modern Family” co-star Eric Stonestreet will be the “Guest of Honor” on the broadcast.