Thursday afternoon, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin hosted nearly 50 kids from the Fort Dupont Cannons program for a holiday skate at the Capitals practice facility.
The players ranged in age 5 to 18 and are based at Fort Dupont Ice Arena, the only full-size indoor ice arena in Washington. Founded in 1977 by Coach Neal Henderson, they Cannons are the oldest minority youth hockey program in North America.
“I was a little kid once too and my dream was to skate with some NHL players or some guys who I knew and I grew up watching,” Ovechkin said to NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti. “It’s a great opportunity for me and for them.”
Alex Ovechkin gave us three signed shirts and two signed pizza boxes that were used as props in his latest Papa John’s commercial. We’ve put them up for auction and bidding ends for these items around 9:30am EST today. 100% of the profits will benefit the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
It’s the holiday season and we have the perfect way for you to give back. Early Tuesday, we posted a behind the scenes look at Alex Ovechkin’s Papa Johns commercial shoot and in the article, we mentioned how Ovi asked if we could help him out and raise money for charity. Helping out a great cause and our fearless leader? Sign us UP!
The five props listed below are all signed by Ovechkin and they are from the filming Papa John’s commercial which was completed on October 8, 2016. The Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic chapter has posted these items up on eBay and will mail them out to the highest bidder. 100% of the profits will benefit the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and their charity alone.
Place your bets to help out Ovi and a very special cause.
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About five years ago, my mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Since that time, my family, led by my Mom, has held a number of fundraisers for Team Fox, the fundraising program at the Michael J. Fox foundation.
This year, one of the fundraisers we are doing is a Caps raffle. The proceeds from the Caps raffle will go to support my cousin Colleen who is running in the NYC marathon in support of Team Fox. All of the money donated to Colleen’s fundraiser will go to Team Fox.
The Washington Capitals are auctioning off a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a small and somewhat insignificant coaching decision during a meaningless exhibition game. During the Capitals final preseason tilt of the fall, one fan — hopefully a Caps fan — can “determine the starting lineup and announce the starters to the team” in the Verizon Center locker room.
The winning bidder will also receive four glass-side seats. That’s perfect so the fan and their closest friends can see how the decision plays out.
Before Barry Trotz became head coach of the Washington Capitals, he spent 17 years in Nashville as the bench boss of the Predators. During that time, Trotz not only became the face of the Predators’ franchise, but also an integral part of the Nashville community. One big reason for that is Barry’s son Nolan.
Trotz’s teenage son has down syndrome and during his time in Nashville, Trotz cultivated a strong relationship with Best Buddies in Tennessee. Now he’s looking to have an even bigger impact with the Washington Capital Region chapter.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin on Sunday made his first public appearance since reports surfaced he got married to fiancee Nastya Shubskaya over the weekend. Ovechkin played in Slava Kozlov’s farewell hockey game in Voskresensk near Moscow. Kozlov won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings (1997, 1998) and two Gagarin Cups (2011, 2012).
The tournament is operated by the Andrea Henderson Memorial Fund, a volunteer-only 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. Every penny of the proceeds from the tournament will support cancer research at the Kimmel Center. Since the tourney’s beginnings, Leap Towards A Cure has raised over $100,000 and counting for the Kimmel Center.
Photo: Peterborough Examiner
For most Capitals fans, the end of April was a joyous time. The Caps had just beaten the Philadelphia Flyers in six games and looked poised to do the same to the Pittsburgh Penguins in round two.
Lost in the shuffle of the Caps playoff run however, was the news of a deeply difficult time for one of the organization’s most prolific playoff performers: John Druce. Druce’s daughter Courtney died on April 27 in hospice care, eight days shy of her 28th birthday, after her fifth bout with cancer. First diagnosed in 2004 at the age of 15, Courtney courageously fought the disease for 12 years.
Each year the Kraft Hockeyville competition picks one small ice rink to host an NHL preseason game and get $150,000 in upgrades. This year, the Rockville Ice Arena in Maryland is one of ten finalists for the big prize.
Rockville Ice Arena is the home of the USA Warriors.
Together we’re gonna win it for them and get important upgrades for veterans and youth hockey. Let’s do it.
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