CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES AND CLIPPERS “DAY OF GIVING” PROGRAM RAISES OVER $370,000 FOR HELPING HANDS FUND

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The Los Angeles Clippers and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles announced the “Day of Giving” program has raised over $370,000 for CHLA’s Helping Hands Fund.

“I want to thank all of our fans and corporate partners who contributed to our ‘Day of Giving’ program,” Clippers President of Business Operations Gillian Zucker said. “The day was an incredible success due to the generosity and commitment of all of our fans and partners. We appreciate everyone’s support and look forward to continuing our partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.”

The Day of Giving program, which concluded with a telethon on December 29th, included donations from team corporate sponsors Kia Motors America, State Farm, Jerome’s Furniture and Barry’s Tickets, all of whom matched the team’s donation of $25,000.

“A special thank you on behalf of the kids and families of Children's Hospital Los Angeles,” said DeAnn S. Marshall, MHA, Senior Vice President, Chief Development & Marketing Officer of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “We wish to express our gratitude to the L.A. Clippers for an incredible partnership. The Day of Giving was a huge success thanks to the generous support of the Los Angeles Clipper fans and team corporate sponsors. The money raised goes to support critical, lifesaving care for every child treated, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.”

The Clippers will continue their partnership with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with the CHLA 3-Point Play program this season. For every three-point shot the Clippers make this season, the team will donate $50 to help CHLA continue to treat kids better. Since the start of the season, the Clippers have made 399 three-pointers, totaling $19,950 in donations to CHLA. The 3-Point Play program will continue through the end of the 2014-15 regular season.

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit pediatric health care organization dedicated to creating hope and building healthier futures for children. Honored as the premier children’s hospital in California and among the top five in the nation, we treat 107,000 young patients annually from Los Angeles and around the world. As a pediatric charity of choice, the hospital relies on the generosity of the community to support its groundbreaking pediatric research and the complex care it provides for critically ill and injured children.

For more information, visit CHLA.org. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn, or visit our blog: WeTreatKidsBetter.org.

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