More Than $30,000 Raised for Disaster Relief Fund
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 9, 2005 - The Washington Capitals have donated more than $30,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. Washington Capitals Charities donated $25,000 of this money from their general funds while other funds were raised through individual donations collected at Capitals home games.
Individual fan contributions at Capitals home games throughout September and October raised an additional $7,543.18 for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Representatives from the Fredericksburg Falcons, Prince William Peewee B team, MYHA Peewees, Reston Raiders, Tri-City Eagles, Ashburn Xtreme PeeWee Major team, Howard Huskies PeeWee Blue, Baltimore Stars and the MYHA Bantams collected donations at eight games in the beginning of the season. The Capitals also partnered with D.C. area youth hockey to create a patch to sell to local youth hockey leagues, teams and players. Fans can still purchase these patches at Capitals home games or via WashingtonCaps.com. Proceeds from this patch sale will also be donated to the American Red Cross during a check presentation at a Capitals home game in December.
Created in 2000, Washington Capitals Charities is the non-profit 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.