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Toys for Tots Toy Drive at Verizon Center, Dec. 14

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Fans are encouraged to bring toys to Dec. 14 game vs. Buffalo Sabres


ARLINGTON, Va. – Dec. 6, 2007 –
The Washington Capitals are teaming up with Comcast SportsNet, Elliot in the Morning, DC101 and the Marine Corps Reserve to host their eighth annual Toys for Tots campaign, beginning Dec. 14 when the Capitals host the Buffalo Sabres at Verizon Center.

Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the F Street entrance of Verizon Center where players’ wives and girlfriends will be assisting Marines collect donated toys prior to the game. For each toy a fan brings, he or she will receive a free poster featuring Capitals goaltender and toy drive spokesman Olie Kolzig, as well as a special reduced ticket offer for donating.

“I’m proud to be a part of the Toys for Tots Toy Drive this year,” said Kolzig. “We have very generous fans and this is a great opportunity for them to get involved and help thousands of local children this holiday season.”

The Capitals, Comcast SportsNet, Elliot in the Morning, DC101 and the Marine Corps Reserves are challenging fans to fill up a 20-foot bread truck with toys, all of which will be displayed on F Street.

Those fans that can’t make it to the game will have the opportunity to donate toys at Kettler Capitals Iceplex between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, through Friday, Dec. 14. The team will set up two donation locations at the facility, one in the main lobby and another in the reception area of the Capitals offices.
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