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Wells Fargo, Kings and FOX Sports West Team Up To Score Big For LA Schools

Wednesday, 01.08.2014 / 6:49 PM / Los Angeles Kings | News
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Wells Fargo, Kings and FOX Sports West Team Up To Score Big For LA Schools
$1K to be Donated for Every Goal Scored by the Kings to the Partnership for LA Schools; Easy Text-to-Pledge Allows Fans to Donate to City\u2019s Most Challenged Schools Instantly\r\n

Los Angeles – FOX Sports West, in partnership with Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), one of America’s leading community banks, the Partnership for LA Schools and the Los Angeles Kings announced today they are teaming up for a second season to “Score One for LA’s Kids.” The campaign will again help donate $1,000 for every goal scored by the LA Kings in the 2013-14 regular season in support of teacher development programs at Partnership schools. During last year’s campaign, $150K was raised for technology in the classroom, which impacted up to 12,000 students.

Specifically, funds raised this season will go towards specialized teacher development programs for Partnership teachers who work in LA's toughest neighborhoods; and in classrooms where a student can be up to five grade levels behind and class sizes exceed 35 students. Given these special circumstances, Partnership teachers need extra support to be more effective. The programs will provide teachers with the tools and training they need to close the achievement gap faster among their students and revolutionize teaching in LA by developing a core group of teachers who can help change the culture at their schools to positively impact student academic success.

This year a new component has been added to the campaign in which LA Kings fans can also make donations using their cell phones by texting the word GOAL to 68494. Fans can also track the campaign’s success by visiting www.PartnershipLA.org/ScoreOne. So far the LA Kings have scored 42 goals since Dec. 2, bringing the total amount raised to $42,000. The text-to-pledge campaign will be promoted on FOX Sports West via on-air spots that will be broadcast during LA Kings games.

About the Partnership

The Partnership for LA Schools is a non-profit organization focused on turning around LA’s lowest performing public schools and piloting innovations that can be scaled across the Los Angeles Unified School District, (LAUSD). Launched in 2008, the Partnership is a collaboration of LAUSD, the City of Los Angeles and the philanthropic sector, that serves more than 15,000 students across 17 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South LA. The Partnership is the same size as the Beverly Hills and Santa Monica school districts combined, and is one of the largest public school turnaround initiatives in the nation. Last year, the Partnership schools outperformed the district and state in every subject area covered by the California Standards Tests, (CSTs). Moreover, the Partnership was the # 1 improving mid- to large-size school district in the state last year, the year before that, and over the last five years according to the Academic Performance Index, (API). To learn more about the Partnership please visit our website at: www.PartnershipLA.org.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 265,000 team

members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2012 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

About the Los Angeles Kings

To learn more about the Kings, visit LAKings.com and follow the club on Twitter (@LAKings). For all ticket information – including the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ match-up between the Kings and the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium on January 25 -- please call 1-888-KINGS-LA.

About FOX Sports West

FOX Sports West is the local destination for the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Kings. Together, FOX Sports West and sister network Prime Ticket present more live, local sports programming than any other network or broadcast system in the market. Serving sports fans in Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii, the regional networks produce over 800 live sporting events and telecast over 2,500 hours of original programming every year. For complete regional sports news, provocative opinions, telecast schedules and updated statistics, log-on to www.foxsportswest.com.