ARLINGTON, Va., –
The Washington Capitals held their fourth annual Amazing Auction after the Caps game on Sunday, March 8, at Verizon Center. The auction, hosted by Capitals players’ wives and girlfriends, raised a record $110,825 for Washington Capitals Charities. Three hundred people were in attendance at the sold-out event.
Following the game against Pittsburgh, Capitals players and coaches headed to the Acela Club to meet, mingle and sign autographs for guests at the Amazing Auction. The participants were treated to appetizers and drinks, and had the opportunity to meet the entire team and take part in a silent auction, live auction and raffle.
The highest bid of the evening came during the live auction, when one fan bid $11,000 for a dinner with Bruce and Crystal Boudreau and Dean and Sherri Evason at the Boudreaus’ residence. Other unique items included an autographed portrait of Alex Ovechkin
by renowned local artist Anna Rose Soevik and a night of bowling with Mike Green
, Brooks Laich
, Shaone Morrisonn and Alex Ovechkin
. The silent auction saw its highest bid of $3,000 go for a game-worn Nicklas Backstrom
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.