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Fall Puck Surprise Raises $18,000 for Washington Capitals Charities

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals raised $18,000 for Washington Capitals Charities through the team’s Fall Puck Surprise, which took place at the Caps game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 10. The fundraiser featured 450 pucks that were packaged with Hershey’s Kisses and signed by various Capitals players and sold for $40 each. The pucks went on sale at 6 p.m. when the doors opened to Verizon Center and sold out in less than an hour.

Jen Braun, Lynn Brownell, Jeremy Mishler, Freya Schalla and Amy Silverman were the Fall Puck Surprise winners. The five winners selected unsigned pucks and therefore got to meet Caps defenseman Roman Hamrlik after the game. Hamrlik signed their pucks and took photos with all of the winners.

All proceeds from the Fall Puck Surprise benefit Washington Capitals Charities and $10,000 will be donated to Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Washington, D.C., which was adopted by the Capitals for the 2011-12 season.

The Capitals would like to congratulate our Fall Puck Surprise winners and thank all of the fans who helped make it a success.
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