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Capitals to Host Chevy Chase Bank Warm Hearts Coat Drive

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Fans Encouraged to Donate Coats at Nov. 27 Capitals Home Game

Washington, DC - November, 15, 2005 - The Washington Capitals, Chevy Chase Bank and WMZQ will host Warm Hearts Coat Night at the Capitals home game Sunday, Nov. 27, against the Buffalo Sabres at MCI Center. Fans are urged to bring a clean winter coat, which will be collected and donated to local community shelters and charities.

Coat collection bins will be placed at the F Street entrance of MCICenter on Nov. 27. Every fan who donates a clean winter coat will receive a free Jeff Halpern poster.

"I am proud to be involved in this year's Warm Hearts Coat Drive, which has become a community tradition in the greater Washington region and has touched the lives of more than 15,000 people," said Capitals center Jeff Halpern.

In addition to Warm Hearts Night on Nov. 27, Chevy Chase Bank is accepting donations of clean winter coats from Nov. 15 through Nov. 30 at branches in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

"As our region's hometown bank, we are proud to be actively involved in helping the communities we serve--because they are our communities and our homes," said Terry Cole, senior vice president at Chevy Chase Bank. "The Warm Hearts Coat Drive is just one of the many ways Chevy Chase Bank works to help our neighbors in need."

The Washington Capitals and Chevy Chase Bank have hosted the Warm Hearts Coat Drive for several years and in that time they have collected more than 15,000 coats and donated them to organizations such as My Sister's Place, Catholic Charities, D.C. Coalition for the Homeless, Easter Seals Children's Center, Boys Town USA, 100 Black Men, S.O.M.E. and McKenna House.

As the largest bank headquartered in the Washington metropolitan area, Chevy Chase Bank offers customers the convenience of more than 250 branches and 1,000 ATMs including four ATMs right in the MCI Center.

Eligible charities that would like to be considered for the Coat Drive recipient list are invited to notify the bank for consideration. Please visit www.chevychasebank.com and click on "Contact Us."

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