LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — More than 100 foster children were invited to City National Arena on Monday for a fun day of ice skating and other activities alongside the entire Vegas Golden Knights team.
It was all part of the "Winter Wonderland" event the team organized to support the CASA Foundation.
The foundation sent out the invitations to the entire Clark County network and said the 120 spots filled up in just four days.
The children got a chance to do arts and crafts, design donuts and even skate with their favorite Golden Knight.
"You see them smiling, and it reminds you of why you started playing hockey in the first place," Alex Tuch said.
The players said the time on the ice was just as rewarding for them as it was for the kids stepping on the ice for the first time.
"I was just skating with a young kid named Emanuel for the first time on the ice and saw him falling three times to getting up and moving around with the cone to finishing without one," Nate Schmidt said.
While the event was a fun experience, the giving isn't over yet.
The Golden Knights will be hosting a toy drive for the CASA Foundation before the game against the Dallas Stars on Dec. 9.
The team will collect new and unwrapped toys outside T-Mobile Arena as well as cash donations. They will also have a limited number of toy drive posters available for the first 1,000 fans to donate.