The Washington Capitals and the team's Wives Club raised $11,975 through their Happy Hockey Holiday Silent Auction at the Caps game against the Montreal Canadiens on Dec. 20. All the money raised will benefit Washington Capitals Charities.
Capitals’ wives created and donated gift baskets with their husbands’ favorite things for the auction. Each basket included at least one autographed item and either game-used sticks or jerseys. Baskets were made for Bruce Boudreau, Nicklas Backstrom
, Chris Clark, Olie Kolzig, Michael Nylander, Alex Ovechkin
, Alexander Semin
, Matt Bradley and Matt Pettinger, Steve Eminger and Shaone Morrisonn, John Erskine
and Brent Johnson, Boyd Gordon and Dave Steckel and Brian Pothier and Tom Poti
Six baskets went for more than $1,000, with Nylander’s raising the most money at $2,000.
Created in 2000, Washington Capitals Charities is the nonprofit entity of the Washington Capitals. The Washington Capitals and Washington Capitals Charities are dedicated to the enhancement and development of the community that has supported them for so many years. Washington Capitals Charities offers unique resources and programs to other charities and organizations on behalf of the Washington Capitals.