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Olie's and Elliot's Great Saves Raises $22,592 For Athletes Against Autism

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 24, 2007 – Olie’s and Elliot’s Great Saves, a program established by Capitals goaltender Olie Kolzig and Elliot Segal of DC 101’s Elliot in the Morning show, has raised a total of $22,592 this season. All proceeds benefit Kolzig’s charitable foundation, Athletes Against Autism (Triple A), an initiative of Cure Autism Now that raises awareness and funds for autism research, treatment and education programs.

Olie’s and Elliot’s Great Saves donates money based on Kolzig's official goaltending statistics from each game played during the course of the year. For every save Kolzig makes, $2 is donated. For every Capitals win, $100 is donated. For every shutout Kolzig earns, $200 is donated and for every Capitals additional point, $25 is donated.

Kolzig and Segal each donated $6,574 this season, as Kolzig went 22-24-6 with 1,612 saves and one shutout. Capitals ownership donated $6,000 to the fund, while fellow Capitals goaltender Brent Johnson joined the effort this season and donated $792 based on his performance while Kolzig was injured in February and March. Capitals fans and area groups also donated to the cause.

During the course of its seven-year existence, Olie’s and Elliot’s Great Saves has raised more than $223,000 for charity
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