ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals teamed up with Comcast SportsNet, Elliot in the Morning and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to host their 10th annual Capitals’ Toy Drive, presented by GEICO, on Friday, Dec. 11, at Verizon Center. The event was a success thanks to Caps fans who generously donated more than $3,000 and enough toys to fill a 17-foot JK Moving and Storage Inc. truck.
The toys will be given out to underserved children in the D.C. area. Every fan who donated a toy received a Mike Knuble
“We are very proud of our fans for their donations,” said Mike Knuble
, the Capitals’ toy drive spokesman. “The amount of toys and money donated to underserved children in the area really says something about the generosity of our fans.”
This is the latest of Knuble’s endeavors to help the Capitals’ Toy Drive. On Dec. 2 Knuble and his family – along with Lisa Hillary from Comcast SportsNet, Elliot Segal from the Elliot in the Morning show, the GEICO Gecko and Slapshot –shopped for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation at Toys “R” Us in Baileys Crossroads, Va. Washington Capitals Charities donated $10,015 spent on nearly 400 toys which filled up a 17-foot JK Moving and Storage Inc. box truck.
Players’ wives – Crystal Boudreau, Kim Clark, Megan Knuble and Erin Morrison - also got involved in the annual holiday toy drive, collecting toys outside Verizon Center before the game. All of the toys bought on the shopping trip and collected at the Capitals’ Toy Drive on Dec. 11 will be distributed as holiday gifts to children in need in the Washington, D.C., area.