The Los Angeles D-Fenders strive for excellence on the court and in the community. Throughout the NBA D-League season the D-Fenders actively participate in youth basketball clinics, educational programs and environmental awareness initiatives all around Los Angeles.
If you are interested in having the D-Fenders come out to your nonprofits community event, please contact:
Hey D-Fenders fans! Bring a new unwrapped toy to any December home game and receive a Lakers prize. All toy donations will be donated to the Holiday Angels Program at Connections for Children. The Connections for Children organization aims to build a stronger future for children, families, and communities through quality child care resources, education and guidance.
Visit the group’s official website for more info on how you can help.
Game Night Programs:
The Los Angeles D-Fenders understand the importance of their fans and appreciate all of their support throughout the season. In an effort for the D-Fenders to connect with their young fans at the games they have game night programs and promotions that they host at every D-Fenders home game. Games and promotions listed below.
- Dance for your Dinner presented by Brits BBQ
- Dress & Dribble presented by Dazadi.com
- Free Throw Contest
- High Five Squad
- Adidas Fan of the Game
|D-Fenders Host Jr. NBA Clinic
The Los Angeles D-Fenders hosted a basketball clinic at the Lakers/D-Fenders training center on November 14th as part of the Jr. NBA youth basketball program.
|D-Fenders Visit US Vets Residential Facility in Inglewood
The Los Angeles D-Fenders spent the morning of Veterans Day serving breakfast and mingling with military veterans at the US Vets Residential Facility in Inglewood.
|D-Fenders Visit Ramona Elementary
The Los Angeles D-Fenders visited Ramona Elementary School in Hawthorne this week as part of the NBA D-League Read to Achieve initiative.
|D-Fenders Visit Nativity Catholic School
Los Angeles D-Fenders Forward Ater Majok made an appearance at the Nativity Catholic School career day.
|D-Fenders Visit Hollenback Middle School
The Los Angeles D-Fenders teamed up with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and L.A.’s Summer Night Lights program to motivate middle school students.
|D-Fenders Visit Carr Elementary
Los Angeles D-Fenders guard Vander Blue took the morning off to visit with students from Carr Elementary School.
|Salvation Army Toy Sort
Josiah Turner, Charles Hinkle, and Jabari Brown visited the Salvation Army of Inglewood to participate in their annual Toy Sort.
|D-Fenders Visit Eucalyptus Elementary
Travis Hyman and Naadir Tharpe visit Eucalyptus Elementary to read to third graders.
|D-Fenders Visit Elementary School
The Los Angeles D-Fenders visit a local elementary school to read to kids during a book fair.
|D-Fenders Visit Veterans
The Los Angeles D-Fenders took a break from training camp to visit with local Veterans at the Los Angeles Veterans Hospital. Read more…
|D-Fenders Host Summer Youth Basketball Clinics
The D-Fenders partnered with the Summer Night Lights program to produce a series of youth basketball clinics, held at Toyota Sports Center. Read more…
|D-Fenders Spread Holiday Cheer at the Salvation Army
The LA D-Fenders partnered with The Salvation Army this holiday season for a day of giving back on Wednesday, December 11th. Read more…
|Gift Exchange with A.C. Green
Laker Legend and Los Angeles D-Fenders broadcaster A.C. Green got in to the holiday spirit in a big way at the D-Fenders game on December 15th. Read more…
|Veterans Day at US Vets of Inglewood
On November 11th, 2013 the Lakers and D-Fenders once again celebrated Veterans Day at US Vets of Inglewood. Read more…
|Spread the Word to End the Word:
D-Fenders Recognize Mychal’s Basketball TeamOn Wednesday, Mar. 6, the Los Angeles D-Fenders were pleased to welcome Mychal’s Tigers basketball team of the South Bay, representing the Special Olympics on Spread the Word to End the Word night in El Segundo.
|STAR Education joins Laker Girls for Cheer Clinic
The Los Angeles Laker Girls hosted a cheer clinic for STAR Education and 225 of its students before the D-Fenders game on Saturday, Mar. 2.
|Read Across America Day at Center Street Elementary School
On Friday, March 1st, 2013 the Los Angeles D-Fenders participated in Read Across America Day at Center Street Elementary School. Read Story…
|D-Fenders Visit VA Hospital on National Salute Day
On February 6th, 2013 the Los Angeles D-Fenders and the Laker Girls visited the VA Hospital of Los Angeles as part of National Salute Day.
|Los Angeles D-Fenders vs. Valor Lions
The Los Angeles D-Fenders were challenged to a basketball game with the Valor Lions during the NBA D-Leagues FIT Live Healthy Week.
|Laker Girl Dance Clinic with the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
As part of the Los Angeles Lakers effort to engage the community to be Fit for Life the Laker Girls hosted a Dance Clinic for the Girl Scouts of the Greater Los Angeles area.
|NBA D-League FIT Week – D-Fenders visited Valor Academy
Two D-Fenders players, Ronald Dupree and Jarrid Famous, participated in a discussion with 125 5th and 6th grade students about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
|Season of Giving: D-Fenders Give Back at Holiday Angels Program
As part of the NBA D-League’s Season of Giving campaign, the Los Angeles D-Fenders partnered with Connections For Children at the childcare agency’s annual Holiday Angels event.
|D-Fenders Season of Giving Event: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
To continue the Los Angeles D-Fender’s Season of Giving holiday initiative the players, coaches and staff visited the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to help with the Food Sorting Project.
|D-Fenders to Host Food Drive for the LA Regional Food Bank
The Los Angeles D-Fenders are teaming up with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to host a Food Drive at the D-Fenders home games in December (12/7, 12/8, 12/13 & 12/15).
|D-League Cares Week: Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting Program
The Los Angeles D-Fenders made a visit to the Reading, Writing It’s Exciting program at Dolores Huerta Elementary School as part of D-League Cares Week.
|D-League Cares Week: Basketball Clinic
50 kids from the local Ontario area were treated to basketball instruction by two D-Fenders Coaches, Conner Henry and Larry Lewis and three D-Fenders players; Gary Flowers, Rashad Bishop and Tristan Thompson.
|The D-Fenders Partner With TreePeople for NBA Green Week
In honor of NBA Green Week the Los Angeles D-Fenders partnered with TreePeople and 60 students from Brentwood High School to beatify a local park.
|D-Fender Otis George Visits Valor Basketball
During the 2011-2012 NBA D-League basketball season, Valor Academy has become one of the D-Fenders biggest fans. They have come to several games and even had a special FIT Live Healthy Week visit from some of the players to talk about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
|NBA D-League FIT – Live Healthy Week: Los Angeles D-Fenders Visit Valor Academy
To conclude NBA D-League FIT – Live Healthy Week the Los Angeles D-Fenders made a visit to Valor Academy. Three D-Fenders players, Zach Andrews, Brian Hamilton and Otis George participated in a discussion with 75 7th grade students about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
|Los Angeles D-Fenders Host Basketball Clinic for NJB Walnut
The Los Angeles D-Fenders continued their Season of Giving as the players, coaches and staff hosted a basketball clinic for 100 NJB Walnut basketball players on December 18th. The two-hour clinic focused on teaching Kindergarteners through 8th graders fundamental offensive and defensive basketball skills.
|D-Fenders Season of Giving Event: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
To tip off the Los Angeles D-Fender’s Season of Giving holiday initiative the players, coaches and staff visited the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to help with the Food Sorting Project.
|D-Fenders Visit Palms Middle School’s Team Prime Time
The Los Angeles D-Fenders began their community outreach this week with a visit to Palms Middle School and their afterschool athletic mentoring program Team Prime Time.