The Los Angeles Kings Care Foundation joined forces with the Bikes for Kids Foundation on Thursday. The charitable initiative was set up to provide 75 grade three school children at the Garfield Elementary in Alhambra, California with a bike.
The charitable initiative was also part of the Kings #PlayoffItForward campaign. The Kings are encouraging team personnel, fans and their affiliated partners in southern California to fundraise and volunteer when possible.
Bikes for Kids have already made a significant difference since being in operation in 2002. Over the last 16 years, they have given away 45,000 to children in need in southern California.
The Kings are also involved in a Platelets for Playoffs initiative. During every round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Kings will award one fan two Stanley Cup playoff tickets for donating platelets at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Donating platelets is more time consuming than donating blood. For more information please click here.
The Kings meanwhile will be looking to get back into their playoff series with the Vegas Golden Knights. After the first two game with the Golden Knights, Los Angeles lost 1-0 in game one and 2-1 in overtime in game two.