Lakewood, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2005
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Narconon International has teamed up with the Los Angeles Kings Alumni Association for a Father's Day Charity Hockey Game. The game is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the Glacial Gardens Ice Skating Arena in Lakewood, CA. The Los Angeles Kings Alumni players set to appear include Kings General Manager Dave Taylor, Ian Turnbull, Marty McSorley, Jim Fox, Mark Hardy and more. Alan Thicke (Growing Pains), Dave Coulier (A Full House), Jason Doring (Veronica Mars), John Enos (The Young and The Restless), Vincent Young (Beverly Hills 90210) along with other celebrities from the worlds of film and television are schedule to appear. The game will include three periods of hockey along with a stand-up comedy performance prior to the game, "giveaways" between periods and a silent auction of Los Angeles sports memorabilia at the arena.
The organizers have also commissioned "The Ultimate Los Angeles Kings Hockey Experience" to be auctioned off on Ebay (http://www.com/lakingalumni). The winning bidder will receive a roster spot on the LA Kings Alumni/MADD Celebrity All Stars team, with playing time, a hockey stick and vintage jersey autographed by the LA Kings Alumni, a photo op with the players, four (4) tickets to the game, inclusion in the playersÂ introductions and a VIP reception after the game. The Los Angeles Kings will also provide four (4) tickets to a 2006 L.A. Kings home game, dinner for four (4) at the Staples Center Arena Club (alcohol no included) and a tour of the L.A. Kings locker room to the winning bidder.
The game was organized by actor/filmmaker Kyle Gates Pagach of Exit 131 Productions to promote his "Education through Entertainment" initiative. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has agreed to be the charity of choice for the Fall 2005 production of his original screenplay titled "Exit 131," the story of an ex-high school football player who returns home in search of forgiveness for the death of a 15 year old girl he knew in high school. MADD has agreed to allow the filmmaker to produce and promote the project, with the organization as a beneficiary, from charitable donations, corporate sponsorships and charity driven events. In return, the film will become part of MADD's School Outreach Program and the organization will use the film as a catalyst for teenagers and adults to create dialogue focusing on the negative effects of underage drinking and impaired driving.