The Washington Capitals and 106.7 the Fan partnered with charitable organization Ellie’s Hats during the Capitals game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 30 to collect 330 hats and $313 in donations for Ellie’s Hats. Capitals Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night partner Leidos donated 100 hats.
Ellie’s Hats collects hats for children undergoing cancer treatment in the hopes that the hats will show the children others are thinking about them. The organization was founded in honor of Ellie, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the spring of 2013 prior to entering Kindergarten. That fall, she lost most of her hair and wore hats to school each day, expressing her personality through her hat selection.
Hats collected through the Oct. 30 drive will be delivered to the Pediatrics Specialists of Virginia and other hospitals in the Washington, D.C., region. The cash donations will be used to purchase gas gift cards for families.
“On behalf of Ellie's Hats and the children that will be receiving some great hats, I want to thank The Washington Capitals, 1067 The Fan, Leidos and everyone that helped to make the Washington Capitals hat drive such a success,” said Ellie’s Hats founder Jay Coakley. “Ellie’s Hats looks forward to working with all those involved together again.”
For more information on Ellie’s Hats and to donate visit http://ellieshats.org/.