When the Caps aren't busy on the ice, they are busy giving back to the community. Players, coaches, staff, and their families are often lending a helping hand or providing smiles to those in need in the D.C. Metro area.

Check out all that they are doing on social media with the hashtag #CapsCare.

Player Programs

Dowd's Crowd

In 2018, Nic and Paige Dowd created Dowd's Crowd to provide the opportunity for a child with sensory issues to be able to attend and enjoy a Caps game. Tickets and a Dowd's Crowd branded sensory kit are provided to recipients who are selected through local organizations and schools. The Dowds were inspired to launch this player program due to Paige's education in Speech Therapy in college. Paige continues to work in this field and the Dowds enjoy being able to meet with their ticket recipients to chat post-game.

Forty Three's Friends

In 2018, Tom Wilson created 43's Friends to provide tickets and a special postgame meet and greet to kids waiting for their wishes to be granted by Make-a-Wish Mid-Atlantic. In 2019, he expanded his program to also include families selected by United Heroes League. Over the course of a season he donates  tickets to families selected through Make-a-Wish Mid-Atlantic and United Heroes League and meets with the families postgame. Wilson chose MAW Mid-Atlantic after being inspired by a former player who had donated tickets to MAW and selected United Heroes League after meeting many incredible men and women in the area who serve or have previously served in the military.

Lindy's Lineup

In 2023, Charlie and Mikkayla Lindgren created Lindy's Lineup to provide opportunities for youth involved in adaptive sports and for children in special education classrooms. The Lindgrens were inspired to launch this player program based on Mikkayla's background in pediatric occupational therapy. Mikkayla continues to work in this space, and the Lindgrens are excited to meet the next generation of Caps fans in the classroom and on the ice!

So Kids Can

So Kids Can was created in 2008 by former Capitals defenseman Mike Green and Elliot Segal to benefit youth-focused, nonprofit organizations.

Forward Nicklas Backstrom joined the cause in 2011 and forward Tom Wilson joined in 2017, with defenseman Martin Fehervary joining in 2023. Past participants include former Capitals players Karl Alzner, Brenden Dillon, Brooks Laich and Braden Holtby.

To date, So Kids Can has donated more than half a million dollars to charity. Past beneficiaries of So Kids Can include Kid Power Inc, The Greater Washington Urban League, DC Central Kitchen, The Heart of America Foundation, the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, Horton's Kids, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and KaBOOM!

Ovi's 8's

In 2006, Ovechkin created Ovi's 8's to provide tickets to underserved children in the region. Currently, Ovechkin purchases eight Capitals season tickets and donates them to the American Special Hockey Association.

ASHA then distributes these tickets to participants in the four local Special Hockey teams: Baltimore Saints, Montgomery Cheetahs, NOVA Cool Cats, and Washington Ice Dogs.

Since the creation of this program, Ovechkin has donated nearly 5,000 tickets to the community. He also hosts a skate for all ASHA participants annually.

Our Initatives

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation

The MSE Foundation is committed to making the region a better place for all by supporting game-changing solutions for our community. We fundraise, provide grants to nonprofits and rally MSE's teams and fans to support and amplify the impact of community change agents. Together, we're raising the game in the DMV.