ARLINGTON, Va. - (April 7, 2017) - Sports fundraising platform 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 Martha's Table's Joyful Food Markets.
Martha's Table has worked to support stronger children, families and communities by increasing access to quality education programs, healthy food and family supports for more than 35 years. The goal of the campaign is to raise at least $25,000. It will be live throughout the Capitals run in the 2017 NHL Playoffs.
Thus far, more than $13,000 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. MSE Foundation also donated proceeds from its So Kids Can Starting Lineup auction during the Capitals preseason. Each player and Segal donated $50 per game during the regular season and will donate $100 per Capitals win during the playoffs.
The first 100 fans to donate at least $100 will receive a Washington Capitals Commemorative NHL Centennial 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs puck autographed by Alzner, Backstrom or Holtby. Fans can make pledges for each Washington Capitals win throughout the Playoffs.
MSE Foundation is also hosting a So Kids Can Auction on Handbid. The auction will close at the end of second intermission during Game 1 on Thursday, Apr. 13. This auction will feature autographed items from Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby, two suite tickets to Game 2 of the Capitals' first round playoff series and four tickets, backstage passes and a meet and greet with Weezer at DC101 Kerfuffle 2017. Fans can bid by visiting Handbid.com or downloading the Handbid app to your Apple and Android devices and searching "So Kids Can." To download the free app, search for "Handbid" in the Apple App Store or Google Play and follow the app's instructional prompts.
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 $325,000 to charity.
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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, Valor and Wizards and Baltimore Brigade. 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, football and hockey, education and scholarship, pediatric health and fitness, military and veterans' affairs and hunger and homelessness.
FanAngel (www.FanAngel.com) is a sports fundraising, social media, and news 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.