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Caps Donate More Than $47,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Team Hosts Ceremonial Check Presentation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals have donated more than $47,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. The Washington Capitals hosted a ceremonial check presentation at their game Dec. 3 at MCI Center. Capitals right wing Stephen Peat and minority owner Jack Davies presented Ann Kaguyutan, senior officer for disaster fundraising; JoMarie Hoholik, disaster operations field support coordinator; and Chuck Conner, senior vice president communication and marketing, of the American Red Cross with a check for $47,728.18.

 
“We are so grateful for what the Washington Capitals have done to help our relief efforts,” said Kaguyutan. “We know everyone has been moved by the destruction in the Gulf, and the Caps found a wonderful way to support the Red Cross and our work.”
 
Washington Capitals Charities donated $25,000 of this money from their general funds while other funds were raised through individual donations collected at Capitals home games and a patch program instituted by the Caps and D.C. area youth hockey.
 
Individual fan contributions at Capitals home games throughout September and October raised $7,543.18. Representatives from the Fredericksburg Falcons, Prince William Peewee B team, MYHA Peewees, Reston Raiders, Tri-City Eagles, Ashburn Xtreme PeeWee Major team, Howard Huskies PeeWee Blue, Baltimore Stars and the MYHA Bantams collected donations at eight games in the beginning of the season.
 
The Capitals also raised more than $15,000 through a partnership with D.C. area youth hockey. The Caps created a patch to sell to local youth hockey leagues, teams and players. Fans can still purchase these patches at Capitals home games or via WashingtonCaps.com.
 
Created in 2000, Washington Capitals Charities is the non-profit 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.

 

Capitals minority owner Jack Davies and right wing Stephen Peat present Ann Kaguyutan, JoMarie Hoholik and Chuck Conner of the American Red Cross with a check in the amount of $47,728.18 at the Caps game Dec. 3.
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