We spent the end of October and beginning of November honoring our troops from
Southern California with the Lakers annual Hoops for Troops program.
The Lakers partnered with Pechanga Resort and Casino to give back to those
that serve and protect our country with three basketball clinics hosted by
Lakers Trainers, and Lakers Legend, A.C. Green.
On three different occasions we invited 50-active military members from LA Air
Force Base, March Air Reserve Base and Sunburst Academy to STAPLES Center for
a full day of Lakers basketball. A.C. Green and Lakers expert trainers lead
the troops through drills, relays and some friendly competitions, as their
family members watched from the stands and enjoyed the Lakers home-court
The Lakers staff started each event by thanking the men and women, and their
families, for their service and sacrifice. And when the clinic wrapped up,
every member received four tickets to the game following the clinic.
A.C. Green put it perfectly, “This is just a small token of our appreciation
to these men and women.”
It was extremely rewarding to be able to do something for a group of people
that do so much for us and our country. The Los Angeles Lakers and Pechanga
Resort and Casino could not have been happier to host this year’s Hoop for
Troops program, it was an honor.