A Season of Giving - Series 3 and 4
PUBLISHED DECEMBER 17, 2014
Holiday Party For Kids, the third series of “A Season of Giving”, was held on December 17, 2014 at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California. This event brought together 100 kids from a local charter school, Endeavor College Prep in Los Angeles, to celebrate the holidays with the Lakers players, the Lakers Girls, and East West Bank staff volunteers. Each student was chosen to participate in this holiday party based on the number of PRIDE points, which they acquired in class for good behavior. The kids ice skated with the Lakers Girls, enjoyed a catered lunch, and were joined by the Lakers players for a fun afternoon of playing games, taking photos, and receiving gifts.
Toys for Tots concluded the four series of “A Season of Giving”. On December 18, 2014, East West Bank and the Lakers partnered with the US Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program, where 50 kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Whittier and East Los Angeles arrived at the Marine Corps Supply Depot in Pico Rivera, California, to “shop” gifts amongst the donated toys. The kids also enjoyed arts and craft time, played holiday games, and decorated gingerbread cookies while the Lakers players were the judges to select the winner. The toys donated to Toys for Tots were received from Lakers fans, who donated at the December 9th game.