Charity Hockey Game Benefitting Bone Marrow Donor Program Goes Beyond Organizer’s Wildest Dreams

The handshake line after the Knights of the Forum charity hockey game, played at the Toyota Sports Center
in El Segundo, Calfornia on August 16, 2015.
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Photo: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne Photography

EL SEGUNDO, CA — As reported in this space on August 7, National Hockey League teams do a significant amount of philanthropic work to support various causes throughout each season and during each off-season as well, raising millions of dollars for a slew of worthy causes.

On August 16, a charity hockey game was played at the practice facility of the Los Angeles Kings, the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California. But this game was not sponsored by the Kings or the NHL, nor was it sponsored by any business, corporation or even a non-profit organization.

Rather, what made this game unique was that it was sponsored by an informal group of Kings fans, the 2,300-plus member Knights of the Forum group on Facebook. The game benefitted Be The Match, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping blood cancer and other patients get the life-saving bone marrow or cord blood transplants they desperately need.

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