|South Bay Lakers Read to Students at Center St. Elementary|
As part of their adoption of Center St. Elementary School in El Segundo, the South Bay Lakers participated in a reading day on March 5th, in celebration of Read Across America Day.
|The South Bay Lakers adopts Richmond Street Elementary and Center Street Elementary.|
Students from both elementary schools were invited to attend a South Bay Lakers Open Practice at the UCLA Health Training Center as the team prepared to play the Rio Grande Valley Vipers the next day.
|‘Best Recess Ever!’: South Bay Lakers Hit the Playground at Edison Elementary|
As kids streamed back to their classrooms, Edison Elementary principal Jayne Okazaki heard several of them scream, “Best recess ever!”
|South Bay Lakers Hold Reading Day at Torrance’s Edison Elementary|
As part of their adoption of Edison Elementary School, the South Bay Lakers recently held a day of reading for students in Torrance.
|South Bay Lakers Adopt Edison Elementary, Beginning Yearlong Relationship|
The South Bay Lakers began their yearlong relationship with Torrance’s Edison Elementary, as players and staff took over the school for a morning.
|South Bay Holiday Shopping|
The South Bay Lakers had their first community event of the season as they took part in a Sponsor-a-Family project by working with Lakers staff and the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Homeless Education Program.
|Lakers Youth Foundation and GRYD Clinic|
The GRYD Foundation and the South Bay Lakers partner up over the summer to run a series of basketball and dance clinics for at risk kids in the Los Angeles area.
|D-Fenders Players Coach Up Weekend Whittier Clinic|
Members of the Los Angeles D-Fenders basketball team put on a clinic for more than 100 children on Sunday, March 5, at the Whittier Adult Center.
|Battle Of Badges Game Raises Thousands For El Segundo Education Foundation|
The Los Angeles D-Fenders played host to the El Segundo Fire Department and El Segundo Police Department for a Battle of the Badges game on Sunday, Feb. 12, where they raised more than $4,500 for local education efforts.
|D-Fenders Get Buckets With Silver Spur Elementary Students|
Members of the Los Angeles D-Fenders visited Silver Spur Elementary in Rancho Palos Verdes on Wednesday, Jan. 25, to hold a clinic for more than 100 fifth-grade students.
|D-Fenders Hold Clinic For NJB Walnut Basketball League|
The D-Fenders ran a clinic for more than 200 kids in the National Junior Basketball Walnut Basketball League, focusing on a number of skills that included shooting, dribbling, defense and passing.
|D-Fenders Host Jr. NBA Clinic|
The Los Angeles D-Fenders hosted a basketball clinic at the Lakers/D-Fenders training center on November 14th as part of the Jr. NBA youth basketball program.
|D-Fenders Visit US Vets Residential Facility in Inglewood|
The Los Angeles D-Fenders spent the morning of Veterans Day serving breakfast and mingling with military veterans at the US Vets Residential Facility in Inglewood.
|D-Fenders Visit Ramona Elementary|
The Los Angeles D-Fenders visited Ramona Elementary School in Hawthorne this week as part of the NBA D-League Read to Achieve initiative.
|D-Fenders Visit Nativity Catholic School|
Los Angeles D-Fenders Forward Ater Majok made an appearance at the Nativity Catholic School career day.
|D-Fenders Visit Hollenback Middle School|
The Los Angeles D-Fenders teamed up with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and L.A.’s Summer Night Lights program to motivate middle school students.
|D-Fenders Visit Carr Elementary|
Los Angeles D-Fenders guard Vander Blue took the morning off to visit with students from Carr Elementary School.
|Salvation Army Toy Sort|
Josiah Turner, Charles Hinkle, and Jabari Brown visited the Salvation Army of Inglewood to participate in their annual Toy Sort.
|D-Fenders Visit Eucalyptus Elementary|
Travis Hyman and Naadir Tharpe visit Eucalyptus Elementary to read to third graders
|D-Fenders Visit Elementary School|
The Los Angeles D-Fenders visit a local elementary school to read to kids during a book fair.
|D-Fenders Visit Veterans|
The Los Angeles D-Fenders took a break from training camp to visit with local Veterans at the Los Angeles Veterans Hospital.
|D-Fenders Host Summer Youth Basketball Clinics|
The D-Fenders partnered with the Summer Night Lights program to produce a series of youth basketball clinics, held at Toyota Sports Center.
|D-Fenders Spread Holiday Cheer at the Salvation Army|
The LA D-Fenders partnered with The Salvation Army this holiday season for a day of giving back on Wednesday, December 11th.
|Gift Exchange with A.C. Green|
Laker Legend and Los Angeles D-Fenders broadcaster A.C. Green got in to the holiday spirit in a big way at the D-Fenders game on December 15th.
|Veterans Day at US Vets of Inglewood|
On November 11th, 2013 the Lakers and D-Fenders once again celebrated Veterans Day at US Vets of Inglewood.
|Spread the Word to End the Word: D-Fenders Recognize Mychal's Basketball Team|
On Wednesday, Mar. 6, the Los Angeles D-Fenders were pleased to welcome Mychal's Tigers basketball team of the South Bay, representing the Special Olympics on Spread the Word to End the Word night in El Segundo.
|STAR Education joins Laker Girls for Cheer Clinic|
The Los Angeles Laker Girls hosted a cheer clinic for STAR Education and 225 of its students before the D-Fenders game on Saturday, Mar. 2.
|Read Across America Day at Center Street Elementary School|
On Friday, March 1st, 2013 the Los Angeles D-Fenders participated in Read Across America Day at Center Street Elementary School.
|D-Fenders Visit VA Hospital on National Salute Day|
On February 6th, 2013 the Los Angeles D-Fenders and the Laker Girls visited the VA Hospital of Los Angeles as part of National Salute Day.
|Los Angeles D-Fenders vs. Valor Lions|
The Los Angeles D-Fenders were challenged to a basketball game with the Valor Lions during the NBA D-Leagues FIT Live Healthy Week.
|Laker Girl Dance Clinic with the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles|
As part of the Los Angeles Lakers effort to engage the community to be Fit for Life the Laker Girls hosted a Dance Clinic for the Girl Scouts of the Greater Los Angeles area.
|NBA D-League FIT Week - D-Fenders visited Valor Academy|
Two D-Fenders players, Ronald Dupree and Jarrid Famous, participated in a discussion with 125 5th and 6th grade students about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
|Season of Giving: D-Fenders Give Back at Holiday Angels Program|
As part of the NBA D-League’s Season of Giving campaign, the Los Angeles D-Fenders partnered with Connections For Children at the childcare agency’s annual Holiday Angels event.
|D-Fenders Season of Giving Event: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank|
To continue the Los Angeles D-Fender’s Season of Giving holiday initiative the players, coaches and staff visited the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to help with the Food Sorting Project.
|D-Fenders to Host Food Drive for the LA Regional Food Bank|
The Los Angeles D-Fenders are teaming up with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to host a Food Drive at the D-Fenders home games in December (12/7, 12/8, 12/13 & 12/15).
|D-League Cares Week: Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting Program|
The Los Angeles D-Fenders made a visit to the Reading, Writing It’s Exciting program at Dolores Huerta Elementary School as part of D-League Cares Week.
|D-League Cares Week: Basketball Clinic|
50 kids from the local Ontario area were treated to basketball instruction by two D-Fenders Coaches, Conner Henry and Larry Lewis and three D-Fenders players; Gary Flowers, Rashad Bishop and Tristan Thompson.
|The D-Fenders Partner With TreePeople for NBA Green Week|
In honor of NBA Green Week the Los Angeles D-Fenders partnered with TreePeople and 60 students from Brentwood High School to beatify a local park.
|D-Fender Otis George Visits Valor Basketball|
During the 2011-2012 NBA D-League basketball season, Valor Academy has become one of the D-Fenders biggest fans. They have come to several games and even had a special FIT Live Healthy Week visit from some of the players to talk about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
|NBA D-League FIT – Live Healthy Week: Los Angeles D-Fenders Visit Valor Academy|
To conclude NBA D-League FIT – Live Healthy Week the Los Angeles D-Fenders made a visit to Valor Academy. Three D-Fenders players, Zach Andrews, Brian Hamilton and Otis George participated in a discussion with 75 7th grade students about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
|Los Angeles D-Fenders Host Basketball Clinic for NJB Walnut|
The Los Angeles D-Fenders continued their Season of Giving as the players, coaches and staff hosted a basketball clinic for 100 NJB Walnut basketball players on December 18th. The two-hour clinic focused on teaching Kindergarteners through 8th graders fundamental offensive and defensive basketball skills.
|D-Fenders Season of Giving Event: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank|
To tip off the Los Angeles D-Fender’s Season of Giving holiday initiative the players, coaches and staff visited the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to help with the Food Sorting Project.
|D-Fenders Visit Palms Middle School's Team Prime Time|
The Los Angeles D-Fenders began their community outreach this week with a visit to Palms Middle School and their afterschool athletic mentoring program Team Prime Time.