LA Kings Alumni Help Celebrate a Drug-Free New Year with Narconon Miracles at Staples Center in Los Angeles

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The LA Kings Alumni and Narconon Miracles hockey teams played a charity game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on the 2nd of January to help launch a year of drug education and alcohol-free driving for 2006.

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Opening the celebration of the 40th year anniversary of Narconon drug rehabilitation and prevention, Narconon International’s hockey team Narconon Miracles played a fundraising game against the LA Kings Alumni/Celebrities team, which represented MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, immediately following a sold-out LA Kings pro game against the Dallas Stars at the Staples Center in Los Angeles the night of January 2nd. The Kings Alumni edged out the Miracles after a fun, hard fought game 8 to 7.

Celebrities playing for the Kings Alumni team included Dave Coulier of Full House and Dan Moriarity of Fox Sports, along with Ian Turnbull, President of the LA Kings Alumni, Marty McSorley, and Jim Fox. McSorley said, “Collectively, as alumni, we want to get back into the community. Drug-free and sober kids is a great cause to support. There are tons of players who want to help, current and former. It’s a great team scenario with a group like Narconon.”

Joe Cure, who played “Number 5” in the movie Miracles about the upstart US Olympic team that defeated the mighty Russians in Lake Placid in 1980, flew in to Los Angeles to support the Narconon Miracles.

Also playing for Narconon was Kurt Walker, former Toronto Maple Leaf and LA Kings player, who successfully completed the Narconon drug rehabilitation program himself. “I got in trouble with drugs from medical prescriptions for pain,” he said, “but it was very, very hard to get off them. I tried other programs that didn’t work, but Narconon saved my life.” Walker intends to do drug education for kids for Narconon around the US. “Right now, drug free, I feel tremendous,” he said. “I haven’t felt this good in a long time. This being Narconon’s 40th year anniversary, I can’t say enough about the next 40. The more youth we can teach the Narconon message that drugs are essentially toxic and store in your body and just…poison you, the better for them and the world.”

Clark Carr, President of Narconon International, said that in 2005 in California Narconon drug educators gave live, in-person presentations to 142,000 children, lecturing over 500,000 worldwide, as well as holding training sessions with police and other organizations. “We are proud to be working together with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to achieve a more drug-free US, with safer drivers, too,” he said. MADD itself celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, having produced really significant results over its history. U.S. drunk driving fatalities are down 44% and ‘designated driver’ is now a commonly understood term.

Those interested in Narconon drug education for their area, or perhaps a Narconon Miracles hockey challenge, can contact Narconon International at (323) 962-2404 or visit


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