LAKERS TO MAKE DONATION TO RED CROSS FOR TORNADO AND FLOOD VICTIMS

EL SEGUNDO- The Los Angeles Lakers announced today that they will make a donation to the American Red Cross fund to assist in the relief efforts for victims of the devastating floods and tornadoes that have occurred across the southern part of the country.

The Lakers will donate $25,000, as well as give proceeds raised from the in-arena auctions at all Lakers home games during the Western Conference Semifinals, to the American Red Cross. Items to be auctioned include autographed Lakers memorabilia including one of a kind game worn memorabilia; framed photos and basketballs from past Lakers Championship teams; jerseys; basketballs; and other unique items.

The Lakers encourage fans to help those in need by making a gift to the Red Cross. Please visit www.redcross.org; call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word "REDCROSS" to 9-0-9-9-9 to make a $10 donation.