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Capitals and Comcast SportsNet to Host Books for America Book Drive

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals and Comcast SportsNet will host a book drive to benefit Books for America at the Caps game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Friday, March 9, at Verizon Center. Fans are asked to donate new and gently used children’s books, educational videos and audio books. The first 1,000 fans who donate will receive an official Caps poster.

Collection bins will be located at all entrances to Verizon Center. Books and educational materials will be collected from the time doors open at 6 p.m. until the 10-minute mark of the first period. All items will be donated to Books for America, a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes books to local literacy programs and community groups.
Forward Ben Clymer is the Capitals’ spokesman for the Books for America Book Drive. “I really enjoyed distributing the books we collected last season to a local school so I’m looking forward to doing it again,” he said. “The books we collect make an important difference in the lives of many children, so I urge all fans to donate.”
Books for America, founded in June 2002, aims to collect and distribute more than 50,000 books every year to local organizations, with the mission of promoting literacy and life-long learning to economically, socially and physically disadvantaged communities in the Washington, D.C., area.
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