Capitals Visit Fisher House at Walter Reed to Introduce Courage Caps
/ Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va., – The Washington Capitals announced the launch of Courage Caps at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Fisher House on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 9, with five players volunteering to help Fisher House families and Wounded Warriors paint and landscape the front of Fisher House III. Captain Chris Clark, Mike Green, Brooks Laich, Tom Poti and David Steckel all took part in the event following their practice on Sunday.
“We depend on the public for our support, and for that, we are grateful that the Washington Capitals have selected Fisher House Foundation, and the six Fisher Houses in the D. C. area – Walter Reed with three houses, Bethesda with two, and Andrews Air Force Base with one – as its ‘Courage’ partner,” said Jim Weiskopf, executive vice president of communications for the Fisher House Foundation.
Courage Caps are team-issued and branded hats that will be sold throughout the season at Capitals home games and online at WashingtonCaps.com with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Fisher House Foundation. Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease or injury.
Capitals partner Sharp announced Sunday that it will donate an HDTV to the Fisher House Foundation, while Chipotle donated burritos that Sunday’s participants enjoyed for dinner after the landscaping and painting were complete.
“We here at the Capitals are excited to support these truly courageous men and women and want to thank our fans for their support of the Courage Caps program,” said Captain Chris Clark. “We are honored to be here and to help out the Fisher House families.”
Three versions of Courage Caps – two baseball hats and a knit hat – are available to order now on WashingtonCaps.com and will be on sale at Verizon Center beginning tomorrow night when the Capitals face the Tampa Bay Lightning. Hats start at $20, while a limited number of autographed hats are available as well.