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The Brouwers with all three Brouwer Rangers. (Photo: Sheena D.)

9/8 Update: With post-event bake sale money and online donations included, the total raised actually comes to $2,800!

Thanks to everyone who braved the wicked traffic to come out to PARTYZORD: The Brouwer Rangers/RMNB ‘Legends of Ice Dancing’ Tour de Pouwer (to Support Fort Dupont Ice Arena)™ on Saturday morning. In just two short hours, we raised more than $2,100 for Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena! Can you believe it?!

That includes money contributed through the raffle, bake sale and silent auction, and surpasses the total donation we made along with the Brouwers last year! Even better is that the real total is probably even higher than that, thanks to folks who couldn’t make it out to the party but still donated online. (If you’d like to do that now, head over to FDIA’s donation page.)

We think Emily put it best:

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Fort Dupont Ice Arena Needs (And Deserves) Your Help

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Skaters on the ice at Fort Dupont Ice Arena. Photo: Friends of FDIA

This Saturday, Sept. 6, RMNB and the Brouwer Rangers are hosting #PARTYZORD: The Brouwer Rangers / RMNB ‘Legends of Ice Dancing’ Tour de Pouwer (to support Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena)™.

Between the special guests (ahem, Troy and Carmen Brouwer, anthem singer Bob McDonald, etc.), the raffle prizes and sundry shenanigans (e.g. Ian fulfilling his Ice Bucket Challenge), it’s going to be a lot of fun. But it’s also going to raise money for a really worthy cause. We wanted to take just a minute to tell you more about it.

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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):

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Anthem singer Bob McDonald, not in spandex, and the Brouwer Rangers. (Photo: @CAPLDY)

Yesterday, we announced that Troy and Carmen Brouwer will be joining us this Saturday, Sept. 6, for  #PARTYZORD: The Brouwer Rangers / RMNB ‘Legends of Ice Dancing’ Tour de Pouwer (to support Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena)™. But if hanging out with the Washington Capitals’ best player* and his cool wife isn’t your thing, maybe our next VIP guest will be.

We’re excited to announce that the one and only Bob McDonald – star of stage and screen, part-time wine snob and certified American hero – will be kicking off the festivities with his beloved rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” a.k.a. our national anthem, promptly at 10 a.m.

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#PARTYZORD: The Brouwer Rangers / RMNB ‘Legends of Ice Dancing’ Tour de Pouwer (to support Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena)™ will be held this Saturday from 10 am to noon, and it’s stacking up to be pretty epic. You should RSVP to it and stuff. In addition to 2 hours of open skating time at Fort Dupont, we’re offering a mouthwatering bake sale menu and will be raffling off more than $550 in prizes (more on both later this week), all to raise money for one of the Capitals organization’s favorite nonprofits promoting hockey and other ice-based sporting activities in the community.

As if you needed more reason to attend, we’re also super excited to announce some special guests who will be partying with us.

Can you guess who it is? Go ahead, guess! (No cheating by looking at the headline of this article.)

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RMNB Party 7: PARTYZORD! Sept 6 at Fort Dupont Ice Arena

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[Editor’s note: Here’s Nathan of the Brouwer Rangers, here to make fun of me and also invite you a party. – Peter]

Remember that one time when we ran an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for local hockey-related charities, and you guys responded with such absurd generosity that each charity ended up getting $2,020.20, and you guys ended up getting some fun Brouwer Pouwer swag like t-shirts, jerseys and even some fanny packs?

That was fun. Let’s do it again!

But it’s kind of boring to do the exact same thing again. Plus, crowdfunding is totally played out. Just ask Zack Danger Brown. Instead of just repeating something that was relatively easy (not-to-mention wildly successful beyond our hopes and expectations), we decided to try something new that might not work at all!

That’s why we blackmailedtalked the RMNB guys into joining forces to throw what is guaranteed to be at least the 7th best RMNB Party yet1, and we’re calling it:

PARTYZORD: The Brouwer Rangers/RMNB ‘Legends of Ice Dancing’ Tour de Pouwer (to Support Fort Dupont Ice Arena)™2

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RMNB Meetup: Hockey Night at the Frederick Keys!

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Ian and I were born and raised in Frederick, Maryland, which is the greatest city on the face of the Earth. This is relevant information, because now we’re inviting you to town.

Our hometown baseball team, the Frederick Keys, are having their hockey night on Saturday, April 12. We’ve missed the event two years in a row, but we’re definitely going this time– because Craig Laughlin and Alan May will be there! And we want you to come too.

We’ll eat peanuts, drink beers, talk hockey, watch baseball, and generally have a blast.

Who: You! Us! Craig and Alan! Glynn Davis!

What: Hockey night! Keys vs Lynchburg Hillcats! (Boo Hillcats! We don’t like them!)

Where: Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Dr, Frederick, MD 21703

When: Saturday, April 12, 2:00 PM

Why: Because the weather is nice, the people are good, and the hockey makes us sad.

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RMNB Party 6 in Photos and Videos

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Eat your heart out, Ellen. (Photo: Chris Gordon)

For some this has been a long week. That’s because of the fallout from RMNB Party 6. We’re not even remotely sorry.

On Saturday night, RFD gave us the keys to their private back bar and 300+ of you cycled in to watch the Caps/Sharks game with us. It was magical. The Caps ended their 21-year losing streak in San Jose and about 150 of you jumped for joy in the wee hours of the morning with us when it happened. Seriously. The video is below. It was like a hockey mosh pit.

Along the way, we all made some new friends. Horn Guy and Goat cheered the team on. And I debuted the new Brouwer Rangers helmet I will wear at Verizon Center this Saturday.

Thanks to all of you who hung out with us. To those who didn’t: tsk, tsk. You missed out.

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Reminder: #RMNBParty6 is on Saturday Night!

We are a little over 24 hours away from #RMNBParty6. The following GIFs shall communicate my excitement.

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October 30, 1993. It was a Saturday. Clinton was President. Mariah Carey’s “Dreamlover” was in its final day as the number one song in the country. (Meat Loaf’s “I Would Do Anything For Love” would take over the next day.) Fox TV had just entered its first year broadcasting every day, airing The X-Files just one night earlier (a pretty meh episode if you ask me). That “Got Milk?” commercial with the guy with peanut-butter mouth aired for the first time a night before. The Nightmare Before Christmas had just debuted in theaters and Tim Burton had already begun hoarding credit. River Phoenix died.

And the Washington Capitals beat the Sharks for the last time in San Jose.

On Saturday, March 22nd, the Capitals will return to San Jose hoping to snap their 21-year slump. And we’ll be watching from RFD Washington. Won’t you join us?

That’s right: At long last, here comes #RMNBParty6!

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