The Washington Capitals would like to recognize the April winners for the 2010-11 Caps Care Click to Win initiative. Bells Mill Elementary School in Potomac, Md., Four Seasons Elementary School in Gambrills, Md., Pine Spring Elementary School in Falls Church, Va., Northern High School in Owings, Md., and Saint James Catholic School in Falls Church, Va., were each selected to receive a $500 grant from Washington Capitals Charities.
Each of the schools submitted a photo with a descriptive caption of their school “Rocking the Red.” The photos and captions were posted in an online poll on WashingtonCaps.com for fans to vote for the school they thought showed the most school spirit. The Capitals would like to congratulate Bells Mill Elementary School for receiving the highest percentage of votes. As the April winners for the 2010-11 Caps Care Click to Win contest, Bells Mill Elementary School has won an additional $1,000 grant from Washington Capitals Charities. With the money Bells Mill had already won for being selected, this brings the grand total of its Caps Care Click to Win grant to $1,500.
Caps Care Click to Win is back for its fourth season, giving local schools the chance to win cash prizes, a Caps player visit, a team mascot visit and Caps autographed memorabilia. Last year, Washington Capitals Charities granted $24,500 to 35 local schools. During the 2010-11 season, $28,000 will be donated to 40 schools throughout the Washington metropolitan area.
Schools are invited to register once during the season at WashingtonCaps.com by submitting a photo with a descriptive caption of their students “Rocking the Red” and showing their Caps spirit. Each month during the season, five schools will have their photos posted on WashingtonCaps.com. Those schools each will receive a $500 grant from Washington Capitals Charities. Students, school faculty and fans will then be able to vote for the school they think is most deserving of an additional $1,000 grant. The school with the most votes each month will win a total of $1,500.
At the conclusion of the program, the school with the most votes overall will also receive a player visit and a Capitals team-signed jersey to be displayed in the school.
Signing up for Caps Care Click to Win is quick and easy, and all local schools with 501(c)(3) status are eligible. To register your school or for more information on Caps Care Click to Win, visit www.WashingtonCaps.com/click-to-win