ARLINGTON, Va. –The Washington Capitals raised $9,150 in a silent auction held on Right To Play Night, yesterday, Jan. 15 during the Capitals game against the Ottawa Senators at Verizon Center. Top items from the auction included a pair of Alex Ovechkin
game-worn skates that raised $2,000 and an Ovechkin game-used stick that went for $1,000. All proceeds will benefit Right To Play, a charitable organization that operates sport and play programs for children and youth in 22 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Capitals left wingers Alex Ovechkin
and Matt Pettinger both serve as Right To Play Athlete Ambassadors, as does Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson. All three players joined four-time Olympic gold medalist (speed skating), president and CEO of Right To Play, Johann Olav Koss for an on-ice ceremony prior to puck drop. The four athletes presented youth hockey players from the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club of Washington D.C. with autographed Right To Play Red Balls, symbolizing the organization’s motto, “When Children Play the World Wins.”