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Face-off Against Autism

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Autism Speaks, North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) have partnered for Face-off Against Autism, a unique digital fundraising initiative that will allow hockey fans to show their support for their favorite team and player throughout the playoffs while also supporting autism research and awareness efforts.

Face-off Against Autism will highlight a key NHL player from each of the 16 playoff teams, transforming his photo into a digital puzzle. Fans can purchase individual pieces for $10. Every fan who visits and buys at least one puzzle piece will receive a 20% discount off their next purchase at the NHL Store powered by Reebok and be automatically entered for a chance to win one of four jerseys autographed by NHL stars Alex Ovechkin, Martin Brodeur, Sidney Crosby or Henrik Lundqvist. Winners will be randomly selected at the end of the campaign.

Face-off Against Autism features Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, who is currently leading the NHL puzzles. The campaign will run through the end of the playoffs. For more information about Face-off Against Autism, visit

The Face-off Against Autism campaign, powered by Puzzlebuilder, is part of a continuing partnership between Autism Speaks and the NHL and NHLPA, which recently teamed up for the Face-Off for a Cure gala raising more than $1.1 million dollars to support Autism Speaks and the Gillen Brewer School. All Face-off Against Autism donations will benefit Autism Speaks and go toward funding research into the causes, better diagnosis and more effective treatments for autism.
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