This is just some of the stuff we’re raffling off at #PARTYZORD!

#PARTYZORD: The Brouwer Rangers / RMNB ‘Legends of Ice Dancing’ Tour de Pouwer (to support Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena)™ is just 2 days away! In the extremely unlikely event you need more reason to come than just hanging out with us (and Troy and Carmen Brouwer, and Bob McDonald) and ice skating, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at what you could be taking home from the rink.

We’ve had a great response from local businesses that wanted to join us in supporting Fort Dupont Ice Arena by donating gift cards and other goodies to the raffle. Here’s what we’ll be raffling off (as pictured above):

  • 1: Five $5 gift cards to Five Guys
  • 2: T-shirt and dinner-for-two voucher to Ian’s favorite Mexican Grill (Chipotle!)
  • 3: Five free sandwich vouchers for the Ballston Common Chick-fil-A
  • 4: Brouwer Pouwer Rally Towels
  • 5: Brouwer Pouwer T-shirt
  • 6: $25 gift card to Hard Times Cafe
  • 7: Free Jumbo Platter at Nando’s Peri-Peri at The Yards (a $50 value)
  • 8: Five $10 “Turtle Bucks” coupons good at the Ballston Greene Turtle
  • 9: $50 gift certificate to Old Ebbitt Grill
  • 10: $50 gift certificate to Clyde’s
  • 11: $100 gift certificate to Arrowine & Cheese
  • 12: T-shirt and $100 gift card to District Taco
  • (not pictured) Troy Brouwer Signed Puck (courtesy of Bobby G.)
  • (not pictured) Troy Brouwer Bobblehead (courtesy of Troy and Carmen Brouwer)
  • (not pictured) Troy Brouwer signed photos (courtesy of Troy and Carmen Brouwer)

So here’s the deal: You’ll get one (1) raffle ticket for each $5 (five dollars) you donate at the door. As a reminder, we’re recommending at least a $20 (duh) donation at the door, and FDIA does accept cash or credit. They’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so your donations are tax-deductible — if you’re into that sort of thing. The drawing will begin at 11:30 a.m. and you must be present to claim your prize!

We’re also gathering quite a spread for the bake sale, thanks entirely to RMNB readers and Twitter friends who are donating their time to make some tasty treats. The menu (so far) will include:

  • Brouwer Pouwer Bars
  • Capscakes
  • Puck Bunnies (an actual food)
  • Russian Machine Never Tea Cakes
  • Craig Laughlin’s Bouncing Biscuits
  • Karl Al-Linzer Tort Cookies
  • Other special surprises!

If you have something you’d like to add to the bake sale menu, hit us up ASAP on Twitter (@brouwerrangers) or via email (

Finally, we’ve got several intriguing items being offered via silent auction:

  • Signed, matted NHL sigils print by RMNB’s resident artist, Rachel Cohen (courtesy of Rachel C.)
  • Signed, matted “Russian Machine” print by Rachel Cohen (courtesy of Rachel C.)
  • Hockey stick signed by members of the 1986 Washington Capitals (courtesy of Ryan O.)
  • Alexander Semin Capitals Winter Classic Jersey (courtesy of Gregg W.)
  • Signed Brouwer Pouwer Fanny Pack (courtesy of the Brouwer Rangers)
  • Signed Limited Edition “Go Go Brouwer Rangers” T-shirt (courtesy of the Brouwer Rangers)
  • Washington Nationals Racing President Taft Bobblehead (courtesy of FDIA)
  • Washington Nationals Denard Span Bobblehead (courtesy of FDIA)
  • The Evgeny Kuznetsov Prize Pack: The only two Russian magazines to feature Kuzya on the cover (from Russia, via Fedor), Kuznetsov KHL game-used jersey card, + bonus Stan Galiev signed puck (courtesy of Ian Oland)
  • An Alan May signed vintage Capitals-styled glove (courtesy of Ian Oland)
  • Signed RMNB T-shirt (courtesy of RMNB)
  • Pair of tickets to the Washington Capitals’ 2014 home opener (vs. Montreal Canadiens) October 9, 2014 (courtesy of Troy and Carmen Brouwer!)


Thanks to our friend Mark for modeling the t-shirt and fanny pack.