ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will continue his tradition of buying season tickets as part of the Ovi’s Crazy 8s program during the 2012-13 season.
Through Ovi’s Crazy 8s, Ovechkin purchases and donates eight Capitals season tickets to Most Valuable Kids (MVK), allowing fans who normally wouldn’t have access to tickets the opportunity to attend games.
Since his decision in 2006 to create the community initiative, Ovechkin has provided more than 2,600 underserved children, recuperating injured soldiers and active military and their families the chance to attend a Capitals home game at Verizon Center.
Ovi’s Crazy 8s sit in the lower level of Verizon Center. In addition, each person in the section receives a foam No. 8 and a voucher to purchase food and beverage.
About Most Valuable Kids, Inc.
The Washington Capitals have teamed up with Most Valuable Kids Inc., (MVK) to provide a unique opportunity for Capitals plan holders to donate unused game tickets to underserved children in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Tickets that would otherwise go unused are redistributed by MVK to boys and girls, 18 and younger, through various local nonprofit organizations. MVK’s mission is to help combat juvenile delinquency, promote an appreciation of athletics and culture and, most importantly, foster academic and social achievement by creating a merit system whereby participating recipient agencies can reward children for social and academic progress and accomplishment. This reward system of being able to attend professional and collegiate sporting events and cultural performances promotes self-esteem and illustrates to children the merits of philanthropy, personal discipline, determination and perseverance. MVK provides an avenue for building strong character among our local youth, while creating unforgettable memories at the same time. MVK is also proud to partner with nonprofit organizations that support active duty military and their dependents, especially soldiers recuperating at local military hospitals.