L.A. Kings to honor employee Christina Duarte, Las Vegas victims
By Clay Fowler
EL SEGUNDO — The Kings will honor team employee Christina Duarte, a victim of the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, before and during their season opener against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night at Staples Center.
Players will wear a sticker on their helmets with the initials “CD” on the image of a heart and all Kings employees will wear a pin in her honor.
“Our organization is overwhelmed with grief over the loss of our colleague Chrissy,” Kings President Luc Robitaille said. “We want to make every effort to ensure that everyone knows how special she was and the impact she already had made on so many people.”
During season opener, #LAKings will honor team employee Christina Duarte, a victim of the Las Vegas mass shooting, with “CD” helmet stickers pic.twitter.com/z49gescRWB
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Before the game, the Kings will hold a moment of silence followed by a video presentation to honor all 58 killed by the lone gunman who fired into a crowd during a country music concert on the Las Vegas strip.
All proceeds from the Kings’ 50-50 raffle on Thursday will be donated by the Kings Care Foundation to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund. Kings players will match with a separate .
Céline Dion announced Tuesday that the proceeds from her Las Vegas show will be donated to aid the victims and families of the Las Vegas shooting.
A GoFundMe page for Duarte’s memorial had received more than $80,000 in donations as of Wednesday afternoon.
Duarte, 22, graduated from the University of Arizona in May and joined the Kings this summer as a fan service associate. She was a native of Redondo Beach and attended South Torrance High.
“Our hearts go out to Chrissy’s family and loved ones and everyone else associated with […]