ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will host Fan Appreciation Week during the final week of the regular season, April 5 - 11, 2009. Full of giveaways, contests and events surrounding the team’s last regular-season home game and last week of the regular season the celebration thanks Caps fans for their support throughout the year.
Fan Appreciation Week begins with Washington’s final regular-season home game on Sunday, April 5 against Atlanta and concludes Saturday, April 11. Monday, April 6 starts the online “Jerseys Off Our Backs” giveaways which run until Friday, April 10 when the same online giveaways will conclude at 2 p.m. with one lucky online winner receiving a game-worn signed Alex Ovechkin
Capitals prizes, which include autographed items, will be given away on WashingtonCaps.com beginning on Monday, April 6. The online raffle will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day Monday through Friday, April 10. As a special thank you, season-ticket holders automatically will be entered to win, while all other fans will need to register at WashingtonCaps.com. Winners will be selected at random and will be announced online at the top of every hour. At 2 p.m. each day one lucky fan will win a jersey that will be worn by a Caps player during the team’s final regular-season home game on Sunday, April 5.
When the Capitals take on the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday, April 5 at Verizon Center there will be special spirit stations set up throughout the concourse for fans to make their own signs. All fans in attendance will receive a Caps beach towel, sponsored by Chevy Chase Bank, upon entrance to the game. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis will be welcoming fans at the arena’s main entrance on F Street and Capitals’ alumni will be signing autographs on the main concourse. Face painting, spirit stations, and other forms of entertainment will be located in and around the arena prior to puck drop. There will be a Fan Appreciation Stick Sale at section 108. Fans can buy Caps new and used sticks for up to 40% off.
The evening will conclude with the team’s “Jerseys Off Our Backs” giveaway, as the Capitals will autograph and present their game-worn jerseys to randomly selected fans at the conclusion of the game. Other notable prizes to be given away include Sharp Aquos LCD televisions, 600 large one-topping Papa John’s pizzas, team-signed jerseys, pucks and sticks, DC Lottery Deal or No Deal Scratchers and gift certificates from ESPN Zone, Hard Times Café, Mamma Lucia and Wendy’s. Winners will be announced during the game on the video board.