The Great Skate for Kids

Wednesday, 02.10.2010 / 6:36 PM / Community

Dear Members of the LA Kings Hockey Community:
 
On Friday, March 12th, I will embark on a 150-mile inline skating ultramarathon to benefit Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. My “Great Skate for Kids” will start in San Diego and end March 14th in downtown Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center in time to drop the puck for the Kings game at Noon versus the Nashville Predators.
 
The Great Skate for Kids is dedicated to the more than 93,000 children from across Southern California who undergo treatment at Childrens Hospital every year. Most every child is in critical condition and receiving life-saving care. The hospital’s medical staff is a true team of heroes helping kids in their fight. And I’m asking you – the generous members of the L.A. Kings hockey community – to step up and help our region’s Children’s Hospital team.
 
As a former college hockey player who was able to come back from a brain tumor to play professional hockey, I have a deeply personal motivation to help the brave pediatric patients make a comeback of their own by skating for them.  
 
Whether you make a donation of a dollar per mile ($150), 50 cents per mile ($75) or 25 cents per mile ($37.50) – or a donation of any amount – you will be making a difference. Your donation will also fuel my passion to complete what, for me, is certain to be a challenging athletic endeavor and celebration of life.

With sincere gratitude,
 
Ken Baker
 
Member, LA Kings Advisory Board
Executive News Editor, E! Entertainment

Three Great ways to support the Cause

Schedule of Events
Friday, March 12
6 a.m. - Depart San Diego, CA
 
Saturday, March 13
5 p.m. - Arrive Hermosa Beach, CA
6 p.m.-9 p.m.- Great Skate for Kids Benefit Party – Twelve and Highland, Manhattan Beach, CA
For More Information Click Here

Sunday, March 14
8 a.m- Depart Hermosa Beach Pier, Hermosa Beach, CA
**Come skate with me here! **
11:30 a.m. - Arrive STAPLES Center
12 p.m. – Officially Drop the Puck for Kings vs. Nashville Predators

The Great Skate for Kids Tickets for LAK vs. NSH
100 level
Special Great Skate price: $85 (reg. price: $97)
300 level
Special Great Skate price: $30 (reg. price: $37)
Premier level
Special Great Skate price: $100 (reg. price: $125)
 
Purchase tickets for the game here with a portion of proceeds benefiting CHLA.