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Caps Launch Additional Hockey Diversity and Racial Equality Initiatives

Team practice at Fort Dupont, Capital Impact Fund, and diversity committee among expanded focuses; Organization's diversity efforts reflect three pillars: youth hockey, education and awareness

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals announced today the organization is launching a series of public and internal initiatives that focus on diversity in hockey, racial equality and the recognition of achievements by Black individuals.

"We recognize our influence and the higher sense of responsibility we have to inspire constructive change, and after taking time to carefully examine how we can best use our resources to support racial equality, we are proud to focus on several initiatives that share the goal of having long-term impact toward diversity and inclusion in our community," said Capitals president Dick Patrick. "While taking these immediate steps, we also recognize systemic racism is an ongoing issue. We will remain concentrated on further re-evaluating our existing programs and identifying additional ways the Capitals organization can combat racial injustices."

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MSE Partners with KETTLER on First-Ever "Raise the Game" Virtual 5K

Proceeds of Registration Fee and Independent Donations will benefit Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation's "Feeding the Frontlines" fund and the Children's Inn at NIH

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) and KETTLER will host its first-ever virtual 5K from Friday, August 7 - Sunday, August 9, 2020 to benefit two charitable efforts, MSE Foundation's "Feeding the Frontlines" fund and the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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MSE Foundation Launches Capitals Bobblehead Fundraiser

Proceeds benefit MSE Foundation's Feeding the Frontlines Fund

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation launched a Feeding the Frontlines Bobblehead Fundraiser to benefit the Foundation's Feeding the Frontlines fund.

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Alexandria Briggs-Blake a Finalist for Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award

Dampy Brar (Apna Hockey) Alexandria Briggs-Blake (Tucker Road Ducks Hockey) and John Haferman (Columbus Ice Hockey Club) are the three finalists for the 2019-20 Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Dampy Brar (Apna Hockey) Alexandria Briggs-Blake (Tucker Road Ducks Hockey) and John Haferman (Columbus Ice Hockey Club) are the three finalists for the 2019-20 Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award, given "to an individual who - through the sport of hockey - has positively impacted his or her community, culture or society," the National Hockey League announced today. 

Fans submitted candidates for the Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award, with Willie O'Ree - in consultation and with the NHL ® - narrowing the field to three finalists. The public then votes for the ultimate winner, who will be revealed during the 2020 Conference Finals, with the exact date, format and time to be determined. Voting will begin Monday, July 20 and will run through Friday, July 24. Fans can vote and learn more about each finalist at NHL.com/OReeAward.

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T.J. Oshie COVID-19 Relief Auction Raises $27,430

The COVID-19 Relief Auction launched by T.J. Oshie to benefit the COVID-19 Critical Needs Fund at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital raised $27,430

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The COVID-19 Relief Auction launched by T.J. Oshie to benefit the COVID-19 Critical Needs Fund at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital raised $27,430.

The auction raised $13,715 and the Oshies matched the sum for a total of $27,430.

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Holtbys' 'Get Off the Bench for Racial Equality' Auction Raises $39,400

Braden and Brandi Holtby 'Get Off the Bench for Racial Equality' Auction Raises $39,400 to be Split Between Black Lives Matter DC and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The 'Get Off the Bench for Racial Equality' auction launched by Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and wife Brandi to benefit Black Lives Matter DC and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights raised $39,400 to be split between the two organizations.

The auction raised $14,700, with that sum matched by the Holtbys. In addition, the Holtbys launched the auction with an initial $5,000 donation to each organization, for the total of $39,400.

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So Kids Can Announce 2019-20 Beneficiaries

Greater Washington Urban League and D.C. Central Kitchen to immediately receive $18,000 each for a total of $36,000 donated to charity; fundraising to continue through conclusion of 2019-20 campaign

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

As part of their So Kids Can initiative, Capitals players Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby and Tom Wilson, along with Elliot Segal from the Elliot in the Morning Show, announced today they are splitting an initial $36,000 raised through the 2019-20 So Kids Can Starting Lineup Auction between The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) and DC Central Kitchen (DCCK). Each organization will immediately receive $18,000 in support of their mission, and So Kids Can will continue to raise funds for each through the conclusion of the 2019-20 NHL season.

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Braden and Brandi Holtby Launch 'Get Off the Bench for Racial Equality'

The Auction Benefits Black Lives Matter DC and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Holtbys to donate $5,000 to each organization and match funds raised through auction

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and wife Brandi have launched a 'Get Off the Bench for Racial Equality' auction benefitting Black Lives Matter DC and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. The auction is currently open on Handbid and concludes at noon on Friday, June 12.

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Players Surprise MedStar Health Nurses on National Nurses Day

Oshie, Carlson, and Wilson joined a Zoom call to surprise the nurses

by Taryn Bray @tarynbray / WashingtonCaps.com

It's National Nurses Day and given the circumstances surrounding the holiday this year, select Capitals players wanted to find a way to personally thank some local nurses here in Washington, D.C.

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Nic and Paige Dowd Announce Dowd's Crowd Logo Design Contest

In conjunction with Autism Awareness Month, Washington Capitals player Nic Dowd and his wife Paige announced today a logo design contest for their Dowd's Crowd program.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

In conjunction with Autism Awareness Month, Washington Capitals player Nic Dowd and his wife Paige announced today a logo design contest for their Dowd's Crowd program.

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