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Alex Ovechkin to Celebrate Birthday by Giving Back to D.C. School

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Capitals star, teammates to visit Shaw Junior High School on Sept. 18

ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, who turns 22 on Sept. 17, will celebrate his birthday with a group of his teammates by volunteering at Shaw Junior High School in Northwest Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Ovechkin, his teammates, students from the school and staff from both the Washington Capitals and Serve DC, in the Executive Office of the Mayor will be painting and performing grounds maintenance from 1:30-3:15 p.m.
The event will start with a birthday cake and the distribution of commemorative Ovechkin T-shirts to students and volunteers before everyone is divided into groups to begin work.
            WHO:             Alex Ovechkin, select Capitals teammates and staff
                                    Serve DC – Executive Office of the Mayor staff
                                    Shaw Junior High School students
            WHAT:           Painting the school’s interior recreation area and lockers
                                    Grounds work including planting flower beds and mulching
            WHEN:           Tuesday, Sept. 18
                                    1:30 to 3:15 p.m.
            WHERE:        Shaw Junior High School
                                    925 Rhode Island Ave. NW
                                    Washington, DC 20001
                                    Note: Media should check in with the Capitals media relations         
                                    representative at the main office
From Virginia or Downtown D.C.: Take 14th St. NW north … bear right on to Vermont Ave. NW at Thomas Circle … turn right on to O St. NW and then a quick left on to 13th St. NW … bear right on to Rhode Island Ave. NW.
From Bethesda, Md.: Take Connecticut Ave. NW into the District … turn left on to T St. NW … turn right on to 9th St. NW … turn right on to Rhode Island Ave. NW.
This is the latest in a series of community initiatives Ovechkin has participated in since arriving in Washington in 2005-06. The 2006 Calder Trophy winner as the NHL’s top rookie, Ovechkin purchases eight season tickets to Capitals games in his “Crazy 8s” section that he donates to needy children or members of the military through Most Valuable Kids. He has also supported both Athletes Against Autism and Right To Play with generous contributions, both financial and of his time.
The Capitals, who opened Training Camp today, Sept. 14, are offering two-for-one season tickets in the Mezzanine Ends sections – fans who buy the first seat at gate price get the second seat free by signing up today. Fans can also save up to 51.4% off the gate price on all other seating locations. The Capitals also offer a 19-game Weekend Plan and a You Pick 11 plan, in which fans select the games they wish to attend. All plan holders can take advantage of the Caps PowerPay option – interest-free monthly payments with full-season plans starting as low as $75 per month. Single-game tickets will be available online and at all Ticketmaster outlets beginning Saturday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m.
About Serve DC
Serve DC, in the Executive Office of the Mayor strengthens the city’s spirit of service and promotes service as an important solution to the daily challenges we face in our community. Serve DC hosts a variety of episodic volunteering events, the DC Citizen Corps initiative, and administers AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America grants. Serve DC continues to strive to make D.C. a more attractive community for all of its residents.
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