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Capitals to Host Salute to the Military Night Jan. 19

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
CAUSE gift pack drive to benefit recovering soldiers 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Capitals will host their fourth Salute to the Military Night, Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Capitals-Blues game at MCI Center. In addition to Operation: Gratitude, the year-long ticket discount program for military personnel, Salute to the Military Night is a special night dedicated to honoring the servicemen and women who are serving our country.
 
With the support of corporate sponsors such as Citrix, Morgan Franklin, BAE Systems, Taser, Oracle, SRA International and AAI, the Capitals will donate more than 6,000 tickets to military personnel for the game on Jan. 19. In addition, the various branches of the military and affiliated organizations will have promotional tables on the main concourse where fans can pick up information on the services as well as souvenirs.
 
WMAL and Comcast SportsNet will have promotional tables as well. Comcast SportsNet will broadcast live from the main concourse and will provide fans an opportunity to experience life as a SportsNite anchor. Fans will do a “sideline” type report in front of a camera and will be able to walk away with a copy of their “broadcast.”
 
The Capitals will collect gift pack items for CAUSE at the game that night. Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services Elite (CAUSE) provides comfort items and recreational opportunities for soldiers recuperating from wounds and injuries suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fans are asked to bring items such as phone cards, stamps, hand-held games, video games, CDs, DVDs, magazines, gift certificates – anything that might cheer up recovering soldiers. These gift packs are put together and delivered several times a year to soldiers hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center. For more information about CAUSE, call 703-481-8830 or visit www.cause-usa.org. CAUSE will also have a table behind section 104 on Salute to the Military Night, Jan. 19.
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