Park City, Utah – (April 27, 2016) – Sports crowdfunding-for-performance website FanAngel has launched a campaign with Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation and the Washington Capitals benefiting So Kids Can. Through MSE Foundation and So Kids Can, the campaign will benefit Horton’s Kids, a community-based, social change organization that supports at-risk children in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The goal of the campaign is to raise at least $25,000. It will be live throughout the Capitals run in the 2016 NHL Playoffs.
Thus far, more than $21,000 has been raised, with the majority of the funds being donated by Capital players Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby along with Elliot Segal from the “Elliot in the Morning” show. Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation also donated proceeds from its 50/50 raffle during the Capitals home game on April 10 to the campaign. Each player and Segal donated $50 per game during the regular season and will donate $100 per Capitals win during the playoffs.
Donations at select levels to the So Kids Can page on FanAngel.com have the opportunity to be rewarded with a Capitals playoff puck autographed by Alzner, Backstrom or Holtby. Fans can “Pledge-4-Play” to make a donation for each Washington Capitals win throughout the Playoffs.
"FanAngel is thrilled to partner with Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Washington Capitals to highlight their exemplary work off the ice helping at-risk children in Anacostia through Horton's Kids with So Kids Can,” stated Oliver Davis-Urman, Vice President of Business Development, FanAngel. “Now Capitals fans can join the cause and align their contributions with the team’s playoff performance, receive signed memorabilia and make an impact in the community by visiting FanAngel.com."
So Kids Can was created in 2008 by former Capitals defenseman Mike Green and Segal to benefit youth-focused, nonprofit organizations. Backstrom and former Caps forward Brooks Laich joined the cause in 2011 and Alzner and Holtby joined in 2015. To date, So Kids Can has donated more than $300,000 to charity.
Horton's Kids is a community-based social change organization in Washington, D.C., that empowers at-risk children in kindergarten through 12th grade and prepares them for college, career and life through educational opportunities and comprehensive programs tailored to their needs. Horton’s Kids serves Wellington Park in Ward 8, one of D.C.’s most at-risk neighborhoods. In this geographically isolated community, the vast majority of households have an annual income under $10,000, well below the national poverty line.
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About Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation supports the charitable efforts of the professional teams under its umbrella: the Washington Capitals, Mystics and Wizards. MSE Foundation is committed to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and focuses on the following five pillars to maximize its impact and engagement with the community: youth basketball and hockey, education and scholarship, pediatric health and fitness, military and veterans' affairs and hunger and homelessness.
About F anAngel ™
FanAngel ( www.FanAngel.com) is a news, social media and Crowdfunding-for-Performance™ platform that empowers fans to engage, incentivize and make a difference in sports. The company has offices in New York City and Park City, Utah. FanAngel’s team has more than 40 U.S. and foreign issued and pending patents including patents pending on the FanAngel platform.