LA KISS ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL PARTNERSHIP WITH MAKE-A-WISH® ORANGE COUNTY AND THE INLAND EMPIRE
OFFICIAL PARTNERSHIP INCLUDES HOLDING A MAKE-A-WISH DAY AT THE LAST LA KISS HOME GAME ON JUNE 5TH WHERE A PORTION OF THE TICKETS SALES FROM THE GAME WILL BE DONATED
Los Angeles, CA (May 19th, 2016) – The LA KISS announced today an official partnership with Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire. The partnership includes holding a Make-A-Wish Day on Sunday, June 5th, when the LA KISS face off against the Orlando Predators at home. A portion of the ticket sales from that day’s game will also be donated to Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire along with honoring a local community member or organization who has been instrumental in granting kid’s wishes.
“We are honored to partner with such an exceptional organization like Make-A-Wish, that impacts so many families and children in our community,” said LA KISS CEO, Joe Windham. “We hope everyone can join us on June 5th for not only a great LA KISS game but also to support our local chapter of Make-A-Wish.”
On June 5th, all Make-A-Wish children and their families will be invited to attend the game where there will be activities prior and during the game along with a half-time BMX team performing stunts for the whole family to enjoy. We will also be selecting a Make-A-Wish child to deliver the game ball and have the honor of doing the coin toss before the game. Lastly, Make-A-Wish kids will be integrated into many other aspects throughout the game.
“Make-A-Wish is grateful for the support of LA KISS and their dedication to helping us grant more wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions,” said Stephanie McCormick, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire. “This game will be a great opportunity for the team and fans to learn more about Make-A-Wish and give our children a once in a lifetime experience.”
As part of the partnership, the LA KISS will also be participating in the organization’s Wishes In Flight® program, where people can donate their frequent flier airline miles to help make travel wishes come true. Once donated, airline miles never expire and can help give a child and their family a life-changing wish experience. The LA KISS will also reward those that decide to donate their frequent flier miles or give a cash donation by giving out special LA KISS gifts and a ticket for a chance to receive a special gift during the game. There will be two Make-A-Wish donation tables setup on the main level at Honda Center at the Southeast and Northeast entrances of the building.
For more information about the LA KISS, this new partnership or to purchase tickets for the LA KISS Game on June 5th, please visit LAKISSFootball.com.
About Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 35 minutes and has granted more than 270,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire, visit www.ocie.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.
ABOUT LA KISS FOOTBALL:
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, two of the greatest showmen of all time, brought pro football to Los Angeles with the formation of LA KISS Football. In just one year, LA KISS has become a phenomenon by taking the KISS mentality and applying it to a sports team. LA KISS represents the fusion of entertainment and sports like no other brand and delivers an all-encompassing in-game experience that is second to none. LA KISS ownership combines over 40 years of success in both entertainment, sports and business. The leadership team looks to challenge and redefine the term “sports entertainment” by applying the KISS mindset to everything they do. For more information, visit lakissfootball.com or follow the team on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.