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MSE Foundation Announces So Kids Can Auction

Funds benefit Heart of America Foundation

by Washington Capitals @Capitals /

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation announced today a So Kids Can auction during the First Round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. All proceeds will benefit Heart of America Foundation. 

The So Kids Can auction is currently open on Handbid.

The auction features autographed items from So Kids Can participants Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby and Tom Wilson, along with suite tickets to concerts at Capital One Arena and an autographed Cal Ripken, Jr. baseball bat.  

The auction will close at the end of the 2nd intermission during Game 2 on Saturday, April 13. All "For Sale" items will be available until sold out.

So Kids Can was created in 2008 by former Capitals defenseman Mike Green and Elliot Segal to benefit youth-focused, nonprofit organizations. Backstrom and former Caps forward Brooks Laich joined the cause in 2011, former Caps defenseman Karl Alzner and Holtby joined in 2015 and Wilson joined in 2017. To date, So Kids Can has donated more than $400,000 to charity. Most recently, the 2017-18 So Kids Campaign raised $40,511.52 for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC.

About Heart of America Foundation

The Heart of America Foundation®, a national nonprofit headquartered in the Washington, D.C., Metro area, transforms spaces into modern learning environments so that students and communities can learn and grow. Through its educational space transformation program, the Heart of America revitalizes technology labs, school libraries, gyms and other educational spaces in under-resourced communities into vital and vibrant centers of learning. Since 1997, Heart of America has provided children in need with more than four million library and take-home books and vital technology and has transformed more than 400 educational spaces nationwide. The organization has engaged volunteers in more than one million hours of service to communities across the country. For more information, please visit

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