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Capitals Team Up with U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to Host Toys for Tots Drive at Verizon Center

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals are teaming up with Comcast SportsNet, Elliot in the Morning and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to host their 11th annual Capitals’ Toy Drive presented by GEICO on Dec. 11 when the Capitals host the Colorado Avalanche at Verizon Center.

Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the F Street entrance of Verizon Center where players’ wives will be assisting Marines to collect donated toys starting at 5:30 p.m. The first 2,000 fans who bring a toy will receive a free poster featuring Capitals forward and toy drive spokesman Brooks Laich.

Laich, Caps alumni Alan May, Elliot Segal from Elliot in the Morning, Slapshot and the GEICO Gecko will spend $10,000 donated by Washington Capitals Charities shopping at Toys “R” Us on Tuesday, Dec. 7 to help kick off the Capitals Toys for Tots season.

The Toys for Tots Drive will benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, which collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to underserved children.

All of the toys collected will be distributed as holiday gifts to children in need in the Washington, D.C., area. JK Moving and Storage, Inc. will provide a truck to transport the toys to the Toys for Tots warehouse.

Last season, the Capitals and their fans raised more than $3,000 and filled a 17-foot JK Moving truck with toys. This year the Capitals, Comcast SportsNet, Elliot in the Morning and the Marine Corps Reserve are challenging fans again to fill a 17-foot JK Moving truck with toys, all of which will be displayed on F Street.
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