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Capitals Team Up with Marine Corps for Toys for Tots Toy Drive

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Fans Encouraged to Bring Toys to Dec. 16 Game vs. Philadelphia
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 6, 2006 – The Washington Capitals will team up with DC101 and the Marine Corps Reserve for their seventh annual Toys for Tots campaign, kicking off Dec. 16, when the Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers. Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the F Street entrance of Verizon Center before the game. For each toy a fan brings, he or she will receive a free poster featuring Capitals center and toy drive spokesman Brian Sutherby.

 
“I’m very proud to be a part of the Toys for Tots Toy Drive this year,” said Sutherby. “Our fans can help make thousands of local children very happy this holiday season.”
 
The Capitals, DC101 and the Marine Corps Reserves are challenging fans to fill up two HMMVs and a 20-foot bread truck with toys, all of which will be displayed on F Street.
 
This year the Capitals will donate 400 of the toys collected through Toys for Tots to Miracle on Seventh Street. The District ChopHouse & Brewery, in conjunction with the Child and Family Services Agency of Washington, D.C., and the Metropolitan Police Department Youth Division, will be hosting the fourth annual Miracle on Seventh Street Dec. 25 at the District ChopHouse & Brewery on 7th Street, NW.  The program will provide more than 400 under-privileged children and their families to a feast of roast turkey, ham, vegetables, white Cheddar mashed potatoes and fresh baked cookies.
 
Miracle on Seventh Street will also provide clothes to include a new coat, shoes, socks, hat, gloves, sweatshirt, sweatpants and essential supplies and toiletries. Santa will visit the children and give each child an additional bag of toys to take home. For a list of clothes, supplies and toys needed for donation, visit WashingtonCaps.com.
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