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Citizens Business Bank Arena
4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway
Ontario CA, 91764
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Go Red for Women luncheon raises $120,000!
More than 300 supporters of women’s heart health attended the Inland Empire Go Red For Women Luncheon held on May 16, 2013 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
Reign Surpass Half Million Mark in 2012-13 Community Contributions
Team donation total exceeds $2 million in five years
ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, back-to-back Pacific Division Champions and proud affiliate of the NHL’s 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, are proud to announce that through the 2012-13 season, with the help of generous fans and partners, they helped contribute $517,940.70 to the community; the most in team history.
The Reign and their charitable branch, the Hope Reigns Foundation, gave back to the community through ticket and merchandise donations, in-game fundraising, live jersey auctions, and group fundraising tickets. Not to mention the 200 hours of volunteer work completed by Reign players and staff members.
Through the season, the Reign contributed a total of $84,308.55 worth of tickets and merchandise to various non-profit organizations in the community. Many other non-profit groups took advantage of fundraising opportunities with the Reign and through in-game fundraisers and ticket sales earned a total of $185,403.65.
Community Corner, a program new to the Reign, gave fans the opportunity to purchase group tickets to be given to local, non-profit, youth organizations. Many generous donors made group nights possible for these organizations with a total of $2,009.84 worth of tickets being given.
To kick off the season, the Hope Reigns Foundation presented the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House with a check for $15,303 from the proceeds of the second annual Hope Reigns Golf Classic held in October.
To support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Reign and Nestle Pure Life Water held a silent auction for a specialty, team-signed pink jersey at one of the team’s home games which raised $778.80.
The team celebrated all branches of the military in November with Military Appreciation Jersey Night benefitting Stater Bros. Charities. The team wore American flag themed jerseys which were auctioned immediately following the game in a live auction. The event raised $32,515 for Stater Bros. Charities.
To celebrate the holiday season, the Reign hosted their annual Teddy Bear Toss on December 8, sponsored by Unleash Solar. For each bin that was filled with stuffed animals, Good Will made a contribution to the Hope Reigns Foundation. A Colton Yellow Horn goal lit the lamp and the fans let the fur fly when they threw their teddy bears and other stuffed animals onto the ice. Later in the month, the Reign players wore an LA Kings-inspired jersey for Affiliate Jersey Night. The proceeds from the auction totaled $25,000.86 and benefitted the Upland Community Foundation, to benefit the Upland Public Library and the Hope Reigns Foundation.
February was a busy month for the team with two specialty jersey nights, a United Way benefit, Fire on Ice V, a team visit to Danbury School, the Kings-Reign Poker Shootout, and the start of Read Across America. Reign fans showed their continued support and generosity helping raise $33,200 for the American Red Cross Inland Empire Chapter. The jerseys that were auctioned were designed by Reign fan Brittney Ingersoll as part of an online voting contest during the off-season. The following weekend, the Reign opened their doors to the Ontario Fire Department and the NYFD for their Fire on Ice V charity game and chili cook-off. The Ontario USO was the recipient of the fundraising efforts of this night. In addition to the proceeds from group tickets, the USO received $1 7,680 through the various fundraising efforts of the Ontario Fire Department and Ontario Reign. The University of La Verne’s Go Green/Teacher Appreciation Jersey Night brought in $22,416 for the school’s student scholarship fund.
The United Way Winter Benefit was a huge success earning an impressive $15,000 in just a few hours, these funds were raised for the United Way, the Hope Reigns Foundation and Together We Rise.
Later in the month, the entire team headed to Danbury School to visit students of varying physical and mental abilities for the day. They played their annual hockey game; Danbury students "The Dragons" versus Reign players, and the Dragons are still undefeated! The players got to play other games, color, and spend quality time with the children of Danbury.
The Reign joined forces with the LA Kings for the Kings-Reign Royal Charity Poker Shootout. The tournament raked in $9,500 for the Hope Reigns Foundation and the San Gabriel Children’s Center.
The final month of the regular season was another eventful month. Throughout March the team hosted their final specialty jersey night to benefit the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley, attended several more schools for Read Across America, and hosted their year-end gala to benefit the Be Perfect Foundation, presented by the Claremont Club. The Humane Society Jersey Night collected $31,500 in the jersey auction alone.
The players went to a total of ten schools to read to students of various ages and teach them the importance of education and following your dreams. The season-ending gala was a huge success – the most successful auction of the season and the most successful gala auction of all-time! Friends of the Reign opened their hearts and wallets and helped raise a whopping $40,200 for the Be Perfect Foundation through the jersey auction.
With the excitement of the LA Kings’ journey to the playoffs, and their return after the lockout, the Hope Reigns Foundation auctioned off tickets online which brought in $2,750 for the foundation. Reign fans wowed the team again with a total of 15 Kid’s Club packages being donated to patients of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital worth $375.
To learn how you can join the Ontario Reign and the Hope Reigns Foundation and give back to the community, click here or call 909-941-PUCK for more information. To participate in ticket donation programs, in-game fundraising opportunities, and other community-related events call the front office today!
Earth Day & Open House at The Frontier Project
April 6, 2013, 10am-2pm
@ The Frontier Project: 10440 Ashford St, Rancho Cucamonga
FREE Refreshments, Games, Giveaways & More
Win a FREE Kenmore clothes washer & dryer donated by Sears!
- Appearances by Curiosity Quest’s Joel Green
- Environmental Fair
- Landscape Workshops - 11am & 12:30pm
- Kids Magician
- CVWD bucket giveaway (one per family; while supplies last)
- FREE fun for the whole family!
Los Angeles D-Fenders and the YMCA
Los Angeles D-Fenders hosted a Basketball Clinic for the local YMCA prior to the first game played by the D League team at Citizens Business Bank Arena on November 17, 2012.
INLAND EMPIRE TOURISM COUNCIL PRESENTS DISCOVER IE TOURISM SUMMIT
IETC “Discover IE”, the official State of California tourism, promotion and destination marketing organization for the Inland Empire, will host its first annual Discover IE Tourism Summit on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Ontario Mills, Improv Theatre from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. This summit will allow audience members to gain an inside look at various tourism outreach strategies and efforts including how to leverage the power of partnerships to improve our local economy.
Steve Pontell, President & CEO of National Community Renaissance, will moderate a discussion on the importance of tourism dollars in Southern California’s Inland Empire Region. The panel of speakers include: Gregory C. Devereaux, Chief Executive Officer- County of San Bernardino, Gillian Zucker, President – Auto Club Speedway, Rick Shoup, President & CEO- Big Bear Lake Resort Association, Kimberly Adams, President & CEO- Temecula Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sharon Estep, Marketing Director – Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.
Serving as the featured speaker is Lynn Carpenter-Schumann, Vice President of Marketing for the industry-led Visit California. Visit California is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs, in partnership with the state’s travel industry, that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination.
Come out and join us for food, laughs, and lively discussion – learn why tourism is no laughing matter!
For registration and more information about this event please visit www.DiscoverIE.com
Season of Giving tops off a year of donations
Citizens Business Bank Arena and Staff give back to the community
(ONTARIO, CA) Throughout the year the Entertainment Icon of the Inland Empire, Citizens Business Bank Arena, has given back to the community that calls the venue their home for sports, concerts, and family shows.
As the end of the year approaches we are proud to announce that we have supported 83 local non-profit organizations with 362 ticket donations to support their causes. In addition the arena staff has donated their time and gifts this holiday season in the following ways:
- In October the Arena supported Ontario Reign and San Antonio Community Hospital with their efforts for a toy drive benefiting the Children's Fund. Over eight large boxes of toys and $700 cash was collected from fans and staff.
- In November some of the full time staff members joined the rest of AEG in downtown Los Angeles donating their time to help serve a hot lunch to the homeless at the Midnight Mission.
- A toy drive to support Spark of Love and local firefighters delivering toys to children this holiday season brought in over 80 toys and were added to helping "stuff the bus" at Mathis Brothers in Ontario on December 2.
- On December 15 arena staff helped set up and joined Levy Restaurants to feed over 300 hundred people at the Salvation Army in Ontario.
- A book drive for Redlands Nursery is currently underway to support the efforts of Disney on Ice Toy Story 3. We hope to present over 100 books to them on the opening night of the show on December 28.
About the Season of Giving, AEG's Season of Giving is an initiative designed to raise funds and generate awareness in support of non-profit organizations working on issues of hunger, homelessness and healthcare. Citizens Business Bank Arena, built and owned by the City of Ontario, operated by AEG Facilities, includes 9,500 fixed seats with additional "portable" seating risers to accommodate capacities of 11,089 for concerts, 9,736 for ice hockey or arena football and 10,832 for basketball. The 225,000 square foot venue features 36 luxury suites located on two levels and a continuous concourse hosting a variety of refreshment stands, merchandise kiosks, a VIP club and other fan amenities. Citizens Business Bank Arena hosts ice hockey and a variety of other sporting competitions, concerts, family shows, special events, conventions, school and community activities as well as private events. The Arena is home to Ontario Reign, an ECHL Premier AA Hockey Team. The venue is the biggest and most modern arena within the Inland Empire, an area with over 4.1 million people. It is located in the City of Ontario, on a 37-acre parcel located between Haven Avenue and Milliken Avenue, Fourth Street and the I- 10 Freeway.
2011 IE Food Truck Fest
Over 11,000 people enjoyed entertainment,
family fun, and gourmet delights from 55 Food Trucks.
Spotlighting the gourmet food truck movement that has exploded over this past year, the IE Food Truck Fest celebrated this new style of street food to the untapped community of the Inland Empire. A diverse mix of 50 gourmet food trucks gathered in the parking lot along with skateboard demos, live music, children’s activity area, giveaways and much more! Photos >>
Earth Day 2011
Citizens Business Bank Arena employees help
the City of Ontario plant new trees on Earth Day.
Think Before You Drink
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Participants from United Cerebral Palsy experience “life without limits” with the Disney On Ice performers.
The introductory skating lesson and meet-and-greet with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse took place on December 30, 2010
Using the beneficial power of balance, rhythm, and movement for those living with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities, performers from Disney On Ice presents “Let’s Celebrate!” worked with the children from UCP Inland Empire, allowing them to experience a first time try on the ice. The skating party was followed by a meet and greet with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
Type the text hereThe California Highway Patrol conducted the First Annual CHiP’s for Kids Toy drive at Citizens Business Ban Arena. Every year the CHP collects toys for underprivileged children all around the state. The campaign began November 29, 2010 and continued to December 24, 2010. For the first time, Inland Division was proud to work with Citizens Business Bank Arena and the Ontario Reign to host a collection point for the public to drop off toys. People stopped by with new, unwrapped toys at the Arena parking lot or dropped off the toys in collection boxes in the main entrance.
More info: www.kcra.com/chipsforkids/
Reign Drop the Gloves and Get Involved
Ontario Players in the Community
ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign may be new to the Inland Empire, but they have wasted no time getting involved with their community.
During their inaugural season, the Reign announced their partnership with three Inland Empire youth hockey teams, to whom they provide jerseys, socks, and coaches’ warm-ups. The Reign also held a donation drive for victims of the Freeway Complex Fire during one of their home games. In early December, the Reign hosted a toy drive to benefit Steven’s Hope For Children, an Upland-based non-profit organization that assists children (and their families) who are undergoing extensive care or rehabilitation away from home. On Tuesday, March 17, the team participated in another charity event for Steven’s Hope with the Ontario Fire Department. Players visited with fans and helped wait tables at a local restaurant, with all tips benefitting the charity. The Reign was also a part of the ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in February. They helped build a tiger playpen for the Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Phelan, CA. The episode is scheduled to air on Sunday, March 29 on ABC.
“Community involvement is a huge priority for us,” said Reign Head Coach Karl Taylor. “It is important for the team to be viewed as role models, and it’s critical that we give back to the community that supports us.”
On January 17, the Reign hosted a charity match-up between the Ontario and New York Fire Departments. Proceeds from tickets, program sales, the 50-50 raffle, and a silent auction that featured a signed FDNY jersey totaled over $9,000.
The night’s events benefitted the Muscular Dystrophy Fund and the Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome Family Network.
"We have a responsibility to this exceptional community we’re a part of to give back to those in need”, said Justin Kemp, Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the Reign. “Our goal is to be not just a local hockey team, but a community asset and one that makes this a better place to live for us all.”
Sunday, January 25, the Reign wore the jerseys of their NHL affiliate, the Los Angeles Kings, when they faced off against the Utah Grizzlies. At the conclusion of the game, the Reign held a live auction that allowed fans to bid on the game-worn jerseys. The auction raised $30,975 for the San Antonio Community Hospital.
The Reign held their second “Jerseys Off Our Backs” auction on “Pink At The Rink” night on Friday, February 6. The entire night was aimed towards raising awareness about breast cancer. The team auctioned off their game-worn pink themed jerseys and raised $36,075 for the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation.
The third “Jerseys Off Our Backs” auction was held after the “Go Green” game on Saturday, March 7. The special edition game-worn green jerseys were auctioned off immediately after the match, and raised $42,400 for the Frontier Project.
On March 21, the Reign held their final “Jerseys Off Our Backs” auction of the season. The Reign wore special edition military-themed jerseys during their game on Military Appreciation Night. Those game-worn jerseys,sponsored by Ice Town, fetched $52,000 in a post-game auction, a portion of which went to the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. The last jersey auction brought the season total raised to $161,450.
“The fan support we’ve gotten this season has blown everyone’s expectations out of the water,” said Reign defenseman Shawn Germain. “I’ve played for a lot of teams, and our fans are by far the best in the league.”
The Reign participated in Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss Guest Reader Day on Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3. Members of the Reign visited seven local elementary schools and read The Magic Hockey Stick and Z is For Zamboni to students in various grades.
“It’s always great when you get the opportunity to get out in the community and help. As professional athletes, we are given a great deal of responsibility in being positive role models for these kids and someone they can look up to,” said Reign left wing Ryan MacGregor, who was one of the 18 members of the Reign who read to elementary school students. “It’s always a very humbling experience walking into a classroom and seeing all the kids’ faces light up… we are very excited and thankful with how we’ve been embraced by the community and look forward to giving back whenever the opportunity presents itself.”
For information on getting the Reign involved in future community events, please contact the Reign front office at (909)941-7825.