Blue Shield of California sponsored a bicycle build along with the LA Kings hockey organization on Jan. 27.
LA Kings, Blue Shield of California and Bikes for Kids Foundation
to Surprise ISANA Achernar’s Entire Third Grade Class with Bikes and Helmets
Students were asked to submit essays for a writing competition
about Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech
The LA Kings and Blue Shield of California, in collaboration with Bikes for Kids Foundation, will surprise ISANA Achernar Academy’s entire third grade class with brand new Huffy bicycles and helmets during a special school assembly on Monday, January 27, 2020. The event takes place as part G.O.A.L.S., an umbrella program encompassing all LA Kings and Blue Shield of California sponsored character building and wellness activities.
Students have spent the past month learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and were asked to write an essay for a writing competition. They were encouraged to reflect upon Dr. King's “I Have a Dream” speech and their own future aspirations. The school’s 68 third graders will assemble to hear the names of the three essay contest winners and shortly after the students go on stage, an announcement will be made, that in fact, everyone is going home with a bike.
Members of the LA Kings Ice Crew, Bailey the Mascot and both current and former Kings players will attend the assembly. The Kings are also setting up an outdoor field so all students can play hockey during recess.
WHEN: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: ISANA Achernar Academy
310 East El Segundo Boulevard
Compton, CA 90222
ISANA Academies believes that healthy students are better prepared to learn and succeed in school, and we are, therefore committed to creating a school culture and environment where health and wellness thrives. Our dedicated Student and Family Services Coordinators are continuously looking for community-based partnerships like this one with the LA Kings and Bikes for Kids Foundation. They improve student wellness and create healthy living opportunities for our entire school community. These bicycles will undoubtedly empower our students to lead active, healthier lives.
About Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California strives to create a health care system worthy of our family and friends that is sustainably affordable. We are a tax paying, not for profit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with over 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $20 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in Oakland, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare health care service plans in California. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have an impact on California communities.
About the LA Kings
Owned and operated by AEG, the Los Angeles Kings began play in 1967. Initially playing in the Forum in Inglewood, the franchise soon established itself both on the ice, behind star players such as Rogie Vachon and Marcel Dionne, both Hall of Famers, and off the ice, where the Kings continue to strive for innovation in a constant pursuit of excellence with a first-class commitment to our fans and partners, and with an unmatched pledge to improving our community. In 1988, the Kings shocked the sports world with the acquisition of Wayne Gretzky and five years later the Kings advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time behind Gretzky, Luc Robitaille and Rob Blake. In 1999 the Kings built STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles, and they ultimately enjoyed their “crowning moments” earning the franchise’s first two Stanley Cup championships in 2012 and 2014 respectively. The Kings enjoy unprecedented fan support in our community, and on the ice are a team led by Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown. For more information, visit LAKings.com.