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Happy Hockey Holiday Silent Auction Raises More Than $18,000 for Charity

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va., – The Washington Capitals and the team's Wives Club raised $18,450 through their Happy Hockey Holiday Silent Auction on Thursday, Dec. 18, at the team’s game vs. St. Louis Blues. All the money raised will benefit Washington Capitals Charities.

Capitals’ wives created gift baskets with their husbands’ favorite things. Each basket included at least one autographed item along with an autographed stick, with some baskets featuring two players’ items. Baskets were made for Bruce Boudreau, Sergei Fedorov, Mike Green, Michael Nylander, Nicklas Backstrom and Brooks Laich, Matt Bradley and David Steckel, Donald Brashear and Tom Poti, Chris Clark and Brian Pothier, John Erskine and Boyd Gordon, Eric Fehr and Shaone Morrisonn, Brent Johnson and Jose Theodore, and Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin.  
Ovechkin and Semin’s basket – which included an autographed Ovechkin CCM hat, a need for speed PS 3 game, a poker set and a Teatro Goldoni $100 gift card, among other items – raised the most money at $5,000. Boudreau’s basket went for $2,100, while Backstrom and Laich’s basket and Johnson and Theodore’s basket went for $2,000 each.  Three other baskets went for more than $1,000: Nylander’s ($1,250), Fedorov’s ($1,100) and Clark and Pothier’s ($1,100).
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.

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