Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are champions on the court… and in the community. Through the combined efforts of the Lakers Community Relations Department and the Lakers Youth Foundation, the Lakers share their success with the people of Los Angeles. The Lakers work closely with schools, community youth organizations and other non-profit entities to impact our community through a variety of education, athletic, environmental and fan-appreciation initiatives.

TEAM PROGRAMS
Through the Read To Achieve campaign, the Lakers focus on literacy and instilling the joy of reading in the youth of Los Angeles. The Read To Achieve campaign consists of our reading challenge: “Be A Champion… And Read”, L.A.K.E.R Time Outs, Book Drives and Lakers Reading and Learning Centers. Learn more!
The Lakers are committed to teaching teamwork, sportsmanship, and the development of fundamental basketball skills to Los Angeles youth. Programs like the Junior Lakers, Camp Lakers, and the Fast Breakin’ Lakers Wheelchair basketball team are just some of the athletic programs sponsored by the Los Angeles Lakers. Learn more.
“A Season of Giving”, presented by East West Bank, is a chance for the Lakers to share the joy of the holiday season with the people of Los Angeles. During “A Season of Giving,” the Lakers serve Thanksgiving meals to local non-profit organizations, celebrate Make-A-Wish Night with the Lakers, and host a Holiday Party for Kids.
PLAYER OUTREACH
Pau Gasol
Gasol is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who supports the organization's efforts against AIDS and HIV. He appeared in a PSA to help raise awareness in Spain. Gasol recently returned from trips to India and Ethiopia.


Kobe Bryant
Bryant is one of few athletes to have fulfilled more than 100 experiences with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.