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Anaheim Ducks to Host 12th Annual Holiday Shopping Spree for Youth From Low-Income Communities

STA. ANA, CA / AGILITYPR.NEWS / December 02, 2019 / WHAT:

Students from The Wooden Floor, one of the nation’s foremost creative youth development nonprofits for children from low-income communities, will receive an once-in-a-lifetime holiday gift of a Target shopping spree with famed Anaheim Ducks players, hosted at Target Irvine Spectrum by the Anaheim Ducks. Each child will also go home with a 40” Roku TV and wireless Bluetooth headphones from TCL® – America’s fastest-growing TV brand and naming partner of the Honda Center.


WHO:

The Wooden Floor students selected to participate are from families with extremely limited resources in order to ensure that they will have gifts for Christmas because most will go without. This shopping spree reminds our students that their community values and supports them.


WHEN:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm


WHERE:

This event is NOT open to the public and details are for media coverage purposes only.

Target Irvine Spectrum

900 Spectrum Center Dr.

Irvine, CA 92618-4958

(949) 885-0114


WHY:

"These students come from families that are classified by HUD as extremely low-income," according to The Wooden Floor's CEO Dawn S. Reese. "This event lifts up their sense of self-worth. When they see adults taking an interest in them, especially those at the highest level of their profession like these players, it breaks the cycle of hopelessness which poverty often instills. The confidence, joy, and positive role modeling the students receive will have an impact, not only during the holidays, but beyond, helping them make tremendous strides in doing well in school, going to college, and ending the cycle of poverty permanently, which is the goal of The Wooden Floor."


With the help of long-term community and corporate partners like the Anaheim Ducks and Target, The Wooden Floor’s year-round programs yield incredible outcomes. Since 2005, 100 percent of The Wooden Floor graduates complete high school on time and immediately enroll in college—more than double the rate of their socioeconomic peers.


HOW:

In addition to the shopping spree with players, students and their families will also receive 40” Roku TVs and wireless Bluetooth headphones furnished by TCL®—America’s fastest-growing TV brand. The shopping spree is furnished by the Anaheim Ducks management and players, and supported by Target and the Irvine Spectrum. Since 2005, The Anaheim Ducks and Honda Center have been supporters of The Wooden Floor by providing both financial and in-kind support. Target has also been a supporter of The Wooden Floor since 1999.


VISUALS:

Joyful scenes of Anaheim Ducks players interacting with students, holiday imagery, and a SURPRISE announcement to students about the gifting of TVs and wireless Bluetooth headphones.


PARTICIPATING PLAYERS:

Dallas Eakins - Coach

Erik Gudbranson - Defenseman

Brendan Guhle - Defenseman

Jacob Larsson - Defenseman

Carter Rowney – Right wing

Devin Shore – Left wing


RELEVANT SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES:

@TheWoodenFloor: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

@AnaheimDucks: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

@AnaheimDucksFoundation: Instagram

@TCL_USA: Twitter, Instagram

@TCLUSA: Facebook


To cover this event, schedule an interview with The Wooden Floor’s Chief Executive Officer, or to interview participating students, please contact Payal Avellan at 714.541.8314 ext. 119 or via email at Payal@TheWoodenFloor.org.


High resolution photos and video of the shopping spree or other The Wooden Floor activities are available upon request.

About Us

ABOUT THE WOODEN FLOOR:

Founded in 1983, The Wooden Floor is one of the foremost creative youth development nonprofit organizations in the country. We transform the lives of young people in low-income communities through the power of dance and access to higher education. In Orange County and through national licensed partners, we use a long-term approach grounded in exploratory dance education to foster the confidence and gifts within each child to innovate, communicate, and collaborate – skills necessary for success in school and in life. 100 percent of students who graduate from The Wooden Floor immediately enroll in higher education. Our students become change agents and beacons of hope within their own families, their neighborhoods, our community, and our world.


ABOUT TCL:

Already one of the world's best-selling consumer electronics brands, TCL is now the fastest-growing TV brand in North America. TCL (The Creative Life) was founded more than 35 years ago and prides itself on delivering high quality products featuring stylish design and the latest technology. With extensive manufacturing expertise, a vertically integrated supply chain, and state-of-the-art panel factory, TCL offers innovative televisions, including the award-winning TCL® Roku TV™.

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