Long Live the Kings and Long Live the Dead

-- Kings announce second annual Grateful Dead Night to benefit the Rex Foundation --

SACRAMENTO, CALIF., Apr. 5, 2012 -- Fans of iconic music, basketball and the Grateful Dead have an opportunity to partake in a memorable, psychedelic evening of hoops and hoopla.

With the team’s unique “Dead Head Pack,” fans can secure a ticket to the Kings game versus Western Conference powerhouse Oklahoma City Thunder on April 20 and an exclusive invitation to a pregame meet & greet composed of Grateful Dead expert panelists including NBA Hall-of-Famer and proud Deadhead Bill Walton, Dennis McNally, author of “A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead,” Susana Millman, longtime Grateful Dead photographer and Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia.

“Dead Head Packs” start at just $49.50 and include a limited edition commemorative T-shirt. Fans interested in joining the Kings for this special evening are encouraged to act now by visiting Kings.com/dead. Based on extremely high demand for a similar package offered last season, inventory of “Dead Head Packs” is expected to sell quickly.

Proceeds from “Dead Head Pack” sales will benefit the Rex Foundation, established by members of the Grateful Dead in 1983 as a non-profit charitable organization to further a band tradition of generosity and social outreach. The Rex Foundation funds grassroots programs that are often under the radar of larger funding entities, yet work in bold, innovative ways to carry out essential work towards a healthy environment, promotion of the arts, protection of indigenous cultures, assisting those less fortunate, building strong communities and educating children and adults. Since its inception, the organization has granted $8.7 million to more than 1,000 programs across the U.S. and internationally.

Last season, the Kings Grateful Dead Night generated $5,000 in proceeds which was subsequently matched by the Maloof family for a $10,000 donation to the Rex Foundation.

About Maloof Sports & Entertainment (MS&E):
Maloof Sports & Entertainment includes the Sacramento Kings and Power Balance Pavilion. Owned by the Maloof family with long-term, local partners, the organization is committed to being a contributing member of the Sacramento community. Teaming up with local leaders and non-profit organizations to give back to those in need throughout the region, MS&E has donated millions of dollars to charity in 12 years of Maloof family ownership. For more information about Maloof Sports & Entertainment, please visit Kings.com, PowerBalancePavilion.com or call 916-928-0000.