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Amazing Auction Raises More Than $63,000

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals’ second annual Amazing Auction, held after the Caps game on March 18, raised $63,105 for Washington Capitals Charities, the Shooting Stars Foundation, the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic, The H.O.Y.A. Clinic and Alexandria CARES. The event was put together by Caps players’ wives and girlfriends, who had been planning the Amazing Auction all season.

After the team’s 7-1 win against Tampa Bay, all of the Capitals players headed to the Acela Club in Verizon Center to meet, mingle and sign autographs for Amazing Auction participants. The participants were treated to dinner and drinks, and had the chance to meet the entire team and participate in a silent auction, a live auction and a raffle. Door prizes were also given out and all attendees left with Caps goodie bags.
The highest bids of the evening came during the live auction when one Caps fan bid $8,000 to sit in floor seats at an upcoming Washington Wizards game with Alex Ovechkin and Donald Brashear and another bid $4,000 for 10 seats to the Capitals March 27 game against Pittsburgh and a meet-and-greet with Ovechkin and Alexander Semin afterward. The live auction raised $23,800. The highest bid for the silent auction was $2,000 for an autographed print titled “Hat Trick of Gold” donated by the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Donated Capitals game-used equipment raised an additional $5,000 and the silent auction raised a total of $18,730.
Washington Capitals Charities
Created in 2000, Washington Capitals Charities is the nonprofit entity of the Washington Capitals. The Washington Capitals and Washington Capitals Charities are dedicated to the enhancement and development of the community that has supported them for so many years. Washington Capitals Charities offers unique resources and programs to other charities and organizations on behalf of the Washington Capitals. Since its inception, Washington Capitals Charities has donated nearly $1.3 million to worthwhile charitable organizations.
Shooting Stars Foundation
Shooting Stars is a nonprofit charitable organization founded by Jamie and Ticia Heward, their family and their closest hockey friends. A Community Foundation Fund has been established to provide financial support to registered children charities in their hometown. This spring Shooting Stars awareness campaign will highlight Autism. The foundation will be partnering with ARC (Autism Resource Centre) to provide funding and resources to help with the Summer/Adventure Program for ASD children and their families.
KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic
Since 1992 the Georgetown University Hospital Section of Community Pediatrics and the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic (KMMC) program has provided more than 35,000 patient visits to children and adolescents who live in the underserved communities of the District of Columbia and have limited access to comprehensive pediatric health care services. The mission of the KMMC program is to improve access for underserved children to comprehensive medical services.

The H.O.Y.A. Clinic
The Georgetown Health Outreach for Youth and Adults (H.O.Y.A.) clinic at D.C. Village, scheduled to open in the fall of 2007, will be the first student-driven clinic of its kind in the District of Columbia. Through a partnership between Georgetown University, Georgetown University Hospital and the Washington community, The H.O.Y.A. Clinic will provide comprehensive adult and pediatric care to families at the D.C. Village Family Shelter. The Georgetown H.O.Y.A. Clinic will strive to educate its patients about their personal health care needs, empowering them to take an active role in their own health and well-being.
Alexandria CARES
Alexandria CARES is a cooperative effort among community service groups, municipal organizations and private citizens in Alexandria, Va., dedicated to helping families effectively use child seats in their cars. Their services include car seat safety inspections and education on selecting, installing and using the right car seat for children of all ages.  During the last three years, they have assisted more than 4,000 families with their child seats, helped reduce the child seat misuse rate by 4 % and given away more than 100 booster seats.

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