It seems like every day either the organization or a player is announcing a new program or donation to support the Vegas community during these trying times. So much so that it’s hard to keep up.
So we wanted to take a moment to highlight each and every one of them and we’ll make sure to keep this article updated with any new initiatives or donations that are made in the future.
$1,000,000 to the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force
The Creator and Vegas Golden Knights Foundation have donated $1 million to the task force set up by Governor Sisolak and headed by former MGM CEO Jim Murren.
The money will be used to purchase necessary supplies, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including surgical masks, N95-equivalent CDC-approved respirator masks, medical gloves, and medical gowns.
Support VGK part-time employees for all games missed
Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK players, and The Creator have committed a minimum of $500,000 to pay T-Mobile Arena employees for any games that are canceled.
This includes third-party vendors, service providers, food and beverage employees, retail associates, medical staff, event personnel, production and cleaning operations. Also the entire VGK Cast and Crew – including in-arena hosts, PA announcer, Vegas Vivas!, Golden Belles, Knights Guard, Knight Line, the dj, The Golden Knight, music director, camera operators, control room crew, Battle Wagon driver, Villain and Watchman – and the drivers of the ice resurfacers. Vegas Golden Knights interns who work game days across all the VGK business teams will also be assisted by these efforts. Also the 51/49 raffle staff.
These funds are expected to be paid when the NHL officially announces that games have been canceled as opposed to postponed.
7,500 meals to doctors, nurses and employees at local hospitals
Starting on April 6, the team will be providing 300 meals a day, five days a week, to preselected partner local hospitals for the next five weeks. All meals will be made by local chefs from MacKenzie River Pizza.
Three players were named among those who contributed to this effort; Deryk Engelland, William Karlsson, and Jon Merrill.
‘Heart Of Gold’ Community Three Stars of the Week
The Golden Knights will recognize extraordinary individuals throughout Nevada who are finding ways to make a difference during the COVID-19 health crisis each week.
Nominations for the award will be accepted each week and the Golden Knights will announce the “three stars” every Friday at 3PM beginning on April 17th.
Initiative to help Las Vegas Valley residents purchase household items
VGK partner, Lifeguard Supplies has launched a new website exclusively for Nevada residents where they can purchase household items at reduced prices including toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissues, disinfectant spray, miscellaneous cleaning products, and to-go food packaging.
William Karlsson’s Instagram Shoutouts
Each day on William Karlsson’s Instagram story, he’s highlighting a local hero in Nevada working in the fight to combat COVID-19.
Jonathan Marchessault + T-Mobile
For #AprilFools, every tweet tagging @TMobile + #GiveThanksNotPranks = $1 donated to @BGCA_Clubs COVID-19 Relief Fund. Let’s all recognize those out there making a difference and drive the donations up! [https://t.co/Wp1cRoIgc3] pic.twitter.com/SZThYR5ozz
— Jon Marchessault (@JMarchessault18) April 1, 2020
Nick Cousins’ Pizza
Hey Las Vegas, I just wanna say a big thank you to all the health care workers for all their hard work during this tough time in our community. I’m contributing 21 pizzas every week for the next 3 weeks to local hospitals. Stay safe everyone. Go knights
— Nick Cousins (@Cous27) April 14, 2020
Ryan Reaves’ Gear Sales Donation
It’s imperative that those with millions or who make millions do all they can to help with anything needed against this virus.