Brent Johnson to Contribute to Olie's and Elliot's Great Saves
/ Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 13, 2007 – Washington Capitals goaltender Brent Johnson – who will fill in for Olie Kolzig as the team’s top goaltender for the next three weeks while Kolzig is out with a knee injury – is joining Kolzig’s efforts to raise funds for Athletes Against Autism (Triple A) through Olie’s and Elliot’s Great Saves Program. Johnson will contribute for every save, win and shutout he records while Kolzig is out.
Olie’s and Elliot’s Great Saves was founded by Kolzig and DC101 morning show host Elliot Segal and has raised more than $225,000 in seven seasons. Johnson announced his intentions to contribute to the cause on an appearance on the Elliot in the Morning Show this morning.
“I’d like to pick up where Olie left off,” Johnson said on the air. “Besides being goaltending partners with Olie, we have a great friendship as well. I know how much Triple A means to him, and I’d like to do my part.”
Johnson will donate $2 for every save, $100 for every win and $200 for every shutout he records to Olie’s and Elliot’s Great Saves, totals that Segal will match dollar-for-dollar.