LA Kings: Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

LA Kings: Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night

Posted: Updated:

LOS ANGELES (CNS/KTTV) - The Los Angeles Kings will help fight cancer at tonight's home game against the Phoenix Coyotes with a blood and marrow drive.

It's part of Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night, a monthlong league-wide initiative. The blood drive starts at Staples Center at 5:30 p.m., with each donor getting two tickets to the game.

The event includes a bone marrow drive. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 60 in good physical health and with a good medical history are asked to participate. The procedure takes 15 minutes and involves four swabs to the cheek.

Kings players will wear lavender jerseys and use sticks wrapped with purple tape during warm-ups. The jerseys and sticks will be autographed and auctioned by the Kings Care Foundation in the arena and online at auctions.nhl.com.

A one-of-a-kind, hand-painted Hockey Fights Cancer goalie helmet will also be auctioned.

The Kings Care Foundation will be selling Hockey Fights Cancer autographed mystery pucks for $25 and mini-hockey glove key chains for a $10 donation to Hockey Fights Cancer.

Kings and Coyotes players will have lavender Hockey Fights Cancer decals on their helmets. Kings coaches, broadcasters and staff will wear lavender Hockey Fights Cancer ties, which are available to purchase at shop.nhl.com. A portion of the proceeds from all items will benefit Hockey Fights Cancer.

All sponsor dasher boards will be in lavender, the color representing awareness for all types of cancer.

Tyler J. Fithian, an 18-year-old who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, will drop the ceremonial puck. His wish to skate with Kings center Anze Kopitar was fulfilled during Wednesday's practice at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo through the Make a Wish Foundation.

  • California Sports HeadlinesCalifornia Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • LA Kings avoid elimination in 6-3 win over Sharks

    LA Kings avoid elimination in 6-3 win over Sharks

    Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.
    Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.
  • Clippers beat Warriors 98-96 for 2-1 series lead

    Clippers beat Warriors 98-96 for 2-1 series lead

    Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in...
    Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their...
  • Donaldson leads A's past Astros 10-1

    Donaldson leads A's past Astros 10-1

    Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run homers to help the Oakland Athletics cruise to a 10-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
    Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run homers to help the Oakland Athletics cruise to a 10-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
  • Los Angeles & SoCal NewsLos Angeles & SoCal NewsMore>>

  • Big Rig Crash On 210 Freeway, Metro Gold Line Out Of Service For 24 Hours

    Big Rig Crash On 210 Freeway, Metro Gold Line Out Of Service For 24 Hours

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:08:41 GMT
    The Metro Gold Line is expected to remain out of service between the Sierra Madre Villa and Lake stations in Pasadena for at least 24 hours due to that big-rig crash.
    The Metro Gold Line is expected to remain out of service between the Sierra Madre Villa and Lake stations in Pasadena for at least 24 hours due to that big-rig crash.
  • Drought Food Banks: What Happens If We Don't Get Any Rain?

    Drought Food Banks: What Happens If We Don't Get Any Rain?

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:23:28 GMT
    It was both impressive and depressing at the same time. I spent a part of this morning at a massive South L. A.  warehouse which is the home to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
    It was both impressive and depressing at the same time. I spent a part of this morning at a massive South L. A.  warehouse which is the home to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
  • 'Egging Scandal': New Developments on Justin Biebers Legal Troubles

    'Egging Scandal': New Developments on Justin Biebers Legal Troubles

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:43:28 GMT
    Fox 11 News has obtained a search warrant connected to the now commonly called, "Egging Scandal", in which Bieber allegedly threw eggs at his next door neighbor's home, causing thousands of dollars in damage.
    Fox 11 News has obtained a search warrant connected to the now commonly called, "Egging Scandal", in which Bieber allegedly threw eggs at his next door neighbor's home, causing thousands of dollars in damage.
  • Share ThisMore>>

  • Photo Gallery: Our Favorite Cosplay Girls From Anaheim WonderCon

    Photo Gallery: Our Favorite Cosplay Girls From Anaheim WonderCon

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:56:25 GMT
    It was Easter weekend and that meant that Anaheim's WonderCon was in town. Check out this gallery of our favorite female cosplayers!
    It was Easter weekend and that meant that Anaheim's WonderCon was in town. Check out this gallery of our favorite female cosplayers!
  • Photo Gallery: Our Favorite Male Cosplayers From WonderCon

    Our Favorite Male Cosplayers From WonderCon

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:44:55 GMT
    It was Easter weekend and that meant that Anaheim's WonderCon was in town. Check out this gallery of our favorite male cosplayers!
    It was Easter weekend and that meant that Anaheim's WonderCon was in town. Check out this gallery of our favorite male cosplayers!
  • Teen Okay after Hiding In Wheel Well Of Jet Bound For Hawaii

    Teen Okay after Hiding In Wheel Well Of Jet Bound For Hawaii

    Teen Okay after Hiding In Wheel Well Of Jet Bound For Hawaii

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:21:57 GMT
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. "Doesn't even remember the flight," FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on Sunday night. "It's amazing he survived that." The boy was questioned by the FBI after being discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport Sunday morning with no identification, Simon said...
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. "Doesn't even remember the flight," FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on Sunday night. "It's amazing he survived that." The boy was questioned by the FBI after being discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport Sunday morning with no identification, Simon said...
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices