Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ice Hockey, Charity and Leukemia

This is from the LA Kings web site and is a complete break from my teaching and reflections, but just a simple story that touches all my emotional triggers:

Every player on the Kings’ active roster contributes money to the Kings Community Corner, through which tickets are distributed to families who would otherwise be unable to attend games, and six players -- Bernier, Simon Gagne, Mike Richards, Dustin Penner, Scott Parse and Brad Richardson -- all personally purchase a set of four 100-level season seats, from which tickets are dispersed for each individual game, within the organization of the player’s choice.

While Richards’ tickets go to Padres Contra el Cancer (Fathers Against Cancer), “Gagne’s Gang” is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), “Penner’s Posse” is the Salvation Army, and both “Parse’s Party” and “Richie’s Rascals” come from the After School All Stars.
Although all the ticket recipients are fortunate to be treated by the athletes themselves, “Bernier’s Angels,” all CHLA(Chrildren's Hospital, LA) affiliates, receive something extra special.

So the scorer of the most famous goal in Canadian hockey history, Paul Henderson, has CLL and Simon Gagne donates his seats to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Ice Hockey and leukemia and charity in the same story. I am starting to feel this is some special connection.

I love hockey and I am thrilled when I see stars give to help those with blood cancers. It just feels good and makes me proud of my home team.

Go Kings Go


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. Good on them! Alison.

January 28, 2012 at 3:20 PM  

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