Jr. Kings partner with Uncle Kory Foundation

The Los Angeles Jr. Kings youth hockey organization has announced that it has formed a partnership with the Uncle Kory Foundation (UKF) in an effort to raise awareness and much-needed funds to support brain cancer research. 

The collaboration will encourage Jr. Kings players and their families to help champion the cause through engaging in philanthropic endeavors with UKF, on and off the ice. 

“One of our top priorities as a club is seeing our young men and women get involved in the community, and working closely with such a proud and dedicated group like the Uncle Kory Foundation is a terrific opportunity,” said Jr. Kings executive director Kelly Sorensen. “We’re nothing but excited to build on our relationship through a variety of fundraising programs.”

The first initiative the Jr. Kings will support is through the sale of co-branded jersey garment bags. Players will be able to purchase the bags at the club’s upcoming Spaghetti Dinner & Fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 5-9 p.m. at El Segundo’s Toyota Sports Center - home of the Jr. Kings. 

Proceeds from the sales will support Uncle Kory’s mission to find a cure for Glioblastoma, which, as of today, is an incurable form of brain cancer.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a great group of kids and adults and create campaigns that not only raise funds for the Uncle Kory Foundation, but instill in the players a sense of community and the importance of giving back,” said UKF co-founder Heath Gregory. “Everyone can make a difference by donating time, talent and treasure.  Collectively as a club, the Jr. Kings have an opportunity to leverage their vast and generous network into an admirable cause.”

Click here to make a monetary donation to the Uncle Kory Foundation: https://www.crowdrise.com/JRKINGSHOCKEY

About the Los Angeles Jr. Kings

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the Jr. Kings program is dedicated to providing its student-athletes an unparalleled developmental experience on the ice, while also fostering their growth as socially mature, community-minded young men and women. For more information on the Jr. Kings, visit www.jrkingshockey.com.

About the Uncle Kory Foundation

The Uncle Kory Foundation (UKF) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization inspired by the life of Kory Lewis Hunter. The Uncle Kory Foundation’s mission is to advance innovative and collaborative brain cancer research to specifically improve the survival rate and treatment of those diagnosed with Glioblastoma, which accounts for approximately 17 percent of all brain tumors and increases in frequency with age, affecting more men than women. Unfortunately for all of them, the prognosis is grim; few will live to see three years after diagnosis. Most patients will live only 6-18 months. The Uncle Kory Foundation looks forward to collaborating with like-minded individuals and organizations to inspire and bring hope to those who are facing such life-altering challenges. For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.unclekory.org.