Washington offers fans opportunity to donate tickets to Most Valuable Kids
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 6, 2006 – The Washington Capitals have introduced the Capitals Ticket Matching Program, which offers fans in Washington and around the world the opportunity to share the excitement of Caps hockey and support the team by purchasing tickets that will be donated to Most Valuable Kids (MVK). The Capitals will match each ticket purchased, one-for-one, and MVK will distribute them to wounded soldiers who are recuperating at local military hospitals and their families or boys and girls, 18 and younger, through numerous organizations that focus on children in low-income and underserved households.
“Capitals season-ticket holders have given to MVK in the past when they have been unable to use their tickets, and this year Alex Ovechkin worked with MVK in establishing his ‘Crazy 8s’ section,” Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis said. “We felt it was only natural to give other fans, in D.C. and beyond, the opportunity to share the fun of NHL hockey with those less fortunate.”
Fans can find a link to purchase tickets for the Capitals Ticket Matching Program on WashingtonCaps.com, and all tickets purchased through the program are tax deductible. Caps fans who participate in the program will receive a letter of recognition from Most Valuable Kids and will be recognized on the Capitals’ website.