The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation announced today alumni participating in the second-annual Bourbon & Cigar Fundraiser benefitting the Washington Capitals Alumni Association (WCAA) Scholarship Fund, as well as details for the Alumni Summer Classic Game.
Alumni Summer Classic Game
The Washington Capitals Alumni Association will host an Alumni Summer Classic Game on Tuesday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The event is free and open to the general public.
Alumni scheduled to participate include: Peter Bondra, Nelson Burton, Frederic Cassivi, Sylvain Cote, John Druce, Chris Ferraro, Peter Ferraro, Alan Hangsleben, Bryan Helmer, Matt Herr, Brent Johnson, Dmitri Khristich, Olie Kolzig, Mike Knuble, Yvon Labre, Craig Laughlin, Alan May, Kelly Miller, Paul Mulvey, Dave Parro, Pat Peake, Matt Pettinger, Errol Rausse and Ken Sabourin.
Teams will be coached by Kolzig and Labre.
Fans have the opportunity to bid for a roster spot on Team Labre or Team Kolzig and participate alongside their favorite alumni. To bid for a roster spot and receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the Alumni Bourbon & Cigar Fundraiser, visit https://handbid.app.link/SummerClassic or search 'Capitals Alumni' in the Handbid App. The auction opens at noon on Monday, June 18, and closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 22. Winning bidders must be proficient skaters and will receive a custom Washington Capitals Alumni jersey.
Bourbon & Cigar Fundraiser
The Bourbon & Cigar Fundraiser will be held Monday, June 25 from 7-10 p.m. at Top of the Town in Arlington, Va. The Bourbon & Cigar Fundraiser will feature a variety of tastings and custom drinks, as well as a free cigar for every attendee, courtesy of Signature Cigars. All guests will also receive a Capitals-branded custom whiskey tasting glass to use throughout the evening.
Alumni scheduled to appear include: Peter Bondra, Nelson Burton, Sylvain Cote, John Druce, Chris Ferraro, Peter Ferraro, Alan Hangsleben, Bryan Helmer, Brent Johnson, Dmitri Khristich, Olie Kolzig, Mike Knuble, Yvon Labre, Alan May, Kelly Miller, Paul Mulvey, Dave Parro, Pat Peake, Matt Pettinger, Errol Rausse and Ken Sabourin.
The Fundraiser will feature an open bar, and premium hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the evening to complement the selection of fine cigars available to sample while mingling on the rooftop with former Capitals players.
This year's event will include a live auction featuring experience packages with Capitals alumni. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit WashCaps.com/AlumniFundraiser. General admission tickets cost $250. Proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarship opportunities to select student-athletes from each of the six high school hockey leagues in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area on behalf of the WCAA.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation
MSE Foundation is committed to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and focuses on the following five pillars to maximize its impact and engagement with the community: youth basketball, football and hockey; education and scholarship; pediatric health and fitness; military and veterans' affairs; and hunger and homelessness. For more information visit MonumentalFoundation.org.
Washington Capitals Alumni Association
The WCAA brings together the Capitals organization past to serve as goodwill ambassadors in the community for the future. The WCAA focuses on supporting each other and the growth of the sport throughout the metropolitan area through their involvement in the Learn To Play and the teams' high school hockey initiatives. For more information visit WashingtonCaps.com/Alumni.