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Capitals Raise More Than $13,000 for Washington Capitals Charities

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Caps, Z104 and Comcast SportsNet Host Charity Bowling Tournament


WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 6, 2005 – The Washington Capitals, in conjunction with Z104 and Comcast SportsNet, raised more than $13,000 for Washington Capitals Charities Monday, Dec. 5 through a charity bowling tournament at Lucky Strike Lanes in downtown Washington, D.C. All Caps players attended this event, along with Mathew Blades and Whitney from Z104 and Michael Jenkins from Comcast SportsNet.
“I had a lot of fun bowling tonight,” said Matt Pettinger of the tournament champion team. “I was happy to help out a great cause and also spend time with Caps fans.”
Teams of three were able to register to participate in the tournament for $1,000. Each team bowled for an hour and a half with two celebrities (at least one of whom was a Capitals player). After the first round of bowling, the six teams that knocked down the most pins moved on to the final round, where one game determined the top three winners.
Pettinger’s and Mathieu Biron’s team, which also included Tom Lizzio, Rob Gallagher and Ron Steele, took home the top prize and received authentic team-signed jerseys and certificates to Morton’s Steak House. The second-place finishers were Jeff Halpern’s and Brian Willsie’s team from the District ChopHouse of Juan Valdez, Suellen Keller and Matt Chacon. Team members each received a team-signed hockey stick and two tickets to an upcoming Caps game. Rounding out the top three was Steve Eminger’s and Brent Johnson’s team of Andy Folts, Pat Burns and Sandy Burns. The third-place finishers received a puck autographed by their favorite player along with a gift certificate to Maggiano’s and two movie tickets to Regal Gallery Place.
Capitals season tickets, which were reduced an average of 11%, and partial plans are available by calling 202-266-CAPS. Plan holders can also take advantage of the Caps PowerPay option – monthly payments with no fees or charges. Individual game tickets, which also were reduced, are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets. Visit for additional ordering and ticket information.
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