Vegas Golden Knights to donate 7,500 meals to local hospitals
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The Vegas Golden Knights started an initiative that will provide over 7,500 meals to doctors, nurses, and employees at local hospitals, the team announced Sunday.

The initiative has been made possible thanks to donations from the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, players, and staff.

The players who have contributed so far include William Karlsson, Deryk Engelland, and Jon Merrill. Other donations from players may be announced at a later date, the team added.

"Medical professionals throughout Las Vegas are battling this virus on the frontlines in an effort to keep our families and community safe. They are true examples of what it means to be a Knight," Golden Knights Foundation president Kim Frank said. "We're proud to show our support for those working in healthcare across the Las Vegas Valley by providing thousands of meals over the coming weeks."

Starting April 6, the team will provide 300 meals a day, five days a week for five weeks to preselected local partner hospitals.

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