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Capitals to Host Canned Food Drive Supported by Giant Nov. 18

The Washington Capitals are hosting a canned food drive supported by Giant Food to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank on Saturday, Nov. 18, when the Capitals host the Minnesota Wild at Capital One Arena.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

The Washington Capitals are hosting a canned food drive supported by Giant Food to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank on Saturday, Nov. 18, when the Capitals host the Minnesota Wild at Capital One Arena. 

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A Wish Fulfilled

The Washington Capitals granted the wish of Dariush Namin, a native of Bethesda, Md. battling Leukemia during the 2017 #CapsFightCancer game.

by Ben Brown @benbrown04 / WashingtonCaps.com

When 11-year-old Dariush Namin returned home from school one afternoon last January and told his dad that the back of his leg was sore, his father Francis didn't think much of it. Perhaps it was just a bruise his son had gotten while playing at school. 

A few days later when Dariush mentioned his back and wrist hurt as well, so much that he was unable to clutch items, Francis realized something was seriously wrong.

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#CapsFightCancer Beneficiaries Impact Local Family

Organizations including Make-A-Wish, Hope for Henry, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Flashes of Hope helped ease Henry Burneson's burden and provide a distraction during his treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

by Ben Brown @benbrown04 / WashingtonCaps.com

In January of 2015, Henry Burneson was a 16-year-old junior in high school with a bright future ahead of him. A state-champion rower, Henry had a passion for cooking and was known by family and friends for his warm personality and sense of humor. 

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MSE Foundation Grant Supports Up2Us Sports Coach at Fort Dupont Ice Arena

Twenty-one-year-old coach Mark Mulligan says the grant Monumental Sports and Entertainment provided Up2Us Sports helps them impact the community significantly

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Twenty-one-year-old Mark Mulligan has been in love with hockey his entire life. The son of a Canadian, Mulligan felt the game in his blood. 

He dreamed of playing professionally until one day, Mulligan fell backwards going for a check, landing on his head and breaking his back. 

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Capitals to Host Blood Drive Nov. 4 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

Donors will receive a bobblehead of goalie Philipp Grubauer as well as a Capitals T-Shirt

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals and Inova Blood Donor Services will host a blood drive on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Appointments are required. 

Donors at the blood drive on Nov. 4 will receive a bobblehead of goalie Philipp Grubauer as well as a Capitals T-Shirt.

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Capitals to Participate in Hockey Fights Cancer Campaign

Team to host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night Supported by Leidos Thursday, Nov. 2

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals are teaming up with the National Hockey League and FORTUNE 500® science and technology company Leidos in November to educate the hockey community about cancer through Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month. Hockey Fights Cancer is a league-wide initiative founded by the NHL and NHL Players' Association and is dedicated to raising awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research.

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Capitals Players Participate in 2018 Caps Canine Calendar Photo Shoot

Washington Capitals players participated in the 2018 Capitals Canine Calendar photo shoot to benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Oct. 23

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Washington Capitals players participated in the 2018 Capitals Canine Calendar photo shoot to benefit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Oct. 23.

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So Kids Can - Making a Difference

In addition to the number of goals scored or shots saved on ice, another important impact a Capitals player can have in the D.C. area often occurs away from the rink.

by Ben Cowlishaw @btcowlishaw / WashingtonCaps.com

Through the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation program So Kids Can, launched in 2008 by former Capitals defenseman Mike Green along with the Elliot in the Morning Show's Elliot Segal, Capitals players are raising money to improve the community in which they live. 

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Caps Hire Bondra as Director of Alumni Affairs & Business Development

Bondra will serve as the managing director of the Capitals Alumni Association with a focus on program and event development, alumni recruitment efforts and revenue development.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have hired former Capital Peter Bondra as director of alumni affairs and business development, president of business operations and chief commercial officer of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Jim Van Stone announced today.

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Caps Fans Invited to go "Strollin' with Nolan" Trotz

Washington Capitals fans are invited to participate in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Capital Region as members of team "Strollin' with Nolan" on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8:30 a.m. The team is participating in the walk in honor of head coach Barry Trotz's son Nolan, a Best Buddies chapter member.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

Washington Capitals fans are invited to participate in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Capital Region as members of team "Strollin' with Nolan" on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8:30 a.m. The team is participating in the walk in honor of head coach Barry Trotz's son Nolan, a Best Buddies chapter member.

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