The Washington Capitals would like to recognize the February winners for the 2009-10 Caps Care Click to Win initiative. Ashburn Elementary School in Ashburn, Va., Bells Mill Elementary School in Potomac, Md., Fairhill Elementary School in Fairfax, Va., Poplar Tree Elementary School in Chantilly, Va. and St. Ann School in Arlington, Va., were each selected to receive a $500 grant from Washington Capitals Charities.
All five schools registered for this season’s Caps Care Click to Win program and submitted a photo with a caption of their school “Rocking the Red.” From March 26-April 2, the photos and captions were posted in an online poll on WashingtonCaps.com for fans to vote for the school they thought had the most school spirit. The Capitals would like to congratulate Bells Mill Elementary School on receiving the highest percentage of votes. Bells Mill Elementary School has won a $1,000 grant from Washington Capitals Charities. With the money Bells Mill Elementary School had already won for being selected, this brings the grand total of its Caps Care Click to Win grant to $1,500.
Caps Care Click to Win is back for its third season, giving local schools the chance to win cash prizes, a Caps player visit, a team mascot visit and Caps autographed memorabilia. Last year Washington Capitals Charities granted $27,000 to 36 local schools. During the 2009-10 season $31,500 will be donated to 45 schools throughout the Washington metropolitan area.
Schools are invited to register once during the season at WashingtonCaps.com by submitting a photo with a descriptive caption of their students “Rocking the Red” and showing their Caps spirit. Each month during the season five schools will have their photos posted on WashingtonCaps.com. Those schools each will receive a $500 grant from Washington Capitals Charities. Students, school faculty and fans will then be able to vote for the school they think is most deserving of an additional $1,000 grant. The school with the most votes each month will win a total of $1,500.
At the conclusion of the program, the school with the most votes overall will also receive a player visit and a Capitals team-signed jersey to be displayed in the school.
Signing up for Caps Care Click to Win is quick and easy, and all local schools with 501(c)(3) status are eligible. To register your school or for more information on Caps Care Click to Win, visit www.WashingtonCaps.com/click-to-win.