Golden Knights Stepping Up With Money, Meal Donations

7,500 Meals To First Responders Being Provided Starting Today

Mitch Kelly
April 06, 2020 - 6:19 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Even though their season is suspended with no clear plan for resumption in sight, the Vegas Golden Knights continue to do things that make southern Nevada proud.

On Friday, team Owner Bill Foley and the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation announced that they have together donated $1,000,000 to the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force.

Funds will go towards purchasing necessary supplies, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including surgical masks, N95-equivalent CDC-approved respirator masks, medical gloves and medical gowns as well as supporting other initiatives in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevada.

On Sunday, the Golden Knights announced an initiative that will provide over 7,500 meals to doctors, nurses and employees at local hospitals who are working tirelessly to stop the spread of COVID-19.

This program was made possible by generous donations from the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation and select Vegas Golden Knights players and staff.

"Medical professionals throughout Las Vegas are battling this virus on the frontlines in an effort to keep our families and community safe. They are true examples of what it means to be a Knight," said Vegas Golden Knights Foundation president Kim Frank. "We're proud to show our support for those working in healthcare across the Las Vegas Valley by providing thousands of meals over the coming weeks."

Starting on Monday  the team will be providing 300 meals a day, five days a week, to preselected partner local hospitals for the next five weeks. All meals will be made by local chefs from MacKenzie River, located inside City National Arena.

Vegas Golden Knights players who have made donations to this initiative include forward William Karlsson, defenseman Jon Merrill and defenseman Deryk Engelland. Other player contributions may be announced at a later date.