Local

LA Kings, Galaxy Visit White House, Participate In ‘Let’s Move!’ Q&A

View Comments
Flanked by members of the LA Kings hockey team (L) and LA Galaxy soccer team (R) US President Barack Obama speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama hosted the event to honor the 2012 MLS Cup Champions, the Los Angeles Galaxy and the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions Los Angeles Kings. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Flanked by members of the LA Kings hockey team (L) and LA Galaxy soccer team (R) US President Barack Obama speaks during an event in the East Room of the White House March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama hosted the event to honor the 2012 MLS Cup Champions, the Los Angeles Galaxy and the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions Los Angeles Kings. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Kings
Upcoming Games

Buy Kings Tickets Full Schedule
Saturday Dec 20
vs. Coyotes
Monday Dec 22
vs. Flames
Saturday Dec 27
vs. Sharks
Los Angeles Kings Central
Shop for Kings Gear
Buy Kings Tickets

NHL Scoreboard
NHL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Lakers Photos
Lakers vs. FC Barcelona The Los Angeles Lakers face off with Pau Gasol’s former team and European Champions FC Barcelona on October 7, 2010. Nike's House of Hoops In Barcelona and Basketball Clinic Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol go against Ricky Rubio and Juan Carlos Navarro on a 2-on-2 game Lakers Travel To London Pilots hold up a Lakers flag before the Los Angeles Lakers travel to London at LAX on September 30, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. Barcelona Goes Crazy For The Lakers The Lakers arrived in Barcelona, Spain to huge crowds and lots of media at their practice inside Palau Blaugrana stadium. Lakers star Pau Gasol is from Spain.

 

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — President Barack Obama congratulated the Los Angeles Galaxy and the LA Kings Tuesday when the championship teams visited the White House to participate in a “Let’s Move!” Q&A with young adults.

After President Obama addressed both teams, the champions were scheduled to take part in a clinic on a makeshift soccer field with young athletes associated with the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success, America SCORES and the National Hockey League’s Hockey is for Everyone program.

The Q&A began at 11:40 a.m.

Both teams used Twitter to document the event.

(credit: LA Kings/Twitter)

(credit: LA Kings/Twitter)

(credit: Adam Serrano/Twitter)

(credit: Adam Serrano/Twitter)

The “Let’s Move!” campaign is First Lady Michelle Obama’s project aimed at encouraging children to exercise more.

While The Galaxy celebrated its 4th consecutive MLS Cup title last year, The Kings won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,674 other followers