ARLINGTON, Va. - #RockTheRainbow T-shirts are currently available for preorder on WashCaps.com/RockTheRainbow, the Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation announced today.
Proceeds benefit the You Can Play Project, an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, coaches and fans, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
The Washington Capitals contingency, including goaltender Braden Holtby, wore #RockTheRainbow T-shirts when participating in the Capital Pride Alliance's 2016 Capital Pride Parade presented by Marriott Rewards on June 11, in Washington, D.C. View a video recap on MonumentalSportsNetwork.com.
T-shirts will be shipped out to presale purchasers via FedEx and available for sale online at WashingtonCaps.com and MonumentalFoundation.org and at the Team Stores at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and Verizon Center beginning June 30.
There are a limited number of T-shirts available and each will cost $20 with all proceeds benefiting You Can Play.
You Can Play
You Can Play is an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, coaches and fans, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It works to guarantee that athletes are given a fair opportunity to compete, judged by other athletes and fans alike, only by what they contribute to the sport or their team's success. You Can Play seeks to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing only on an athlete's skills, work ethic and competitive spirit. For more information on You Can Play, go to http://www.youcanplayproject.org/.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation supports the charitable efforts of the professional teams under its umbrella: the Washington Capitals, Mystics and Wizards. MSE 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 and hockey, education and scholarship, pediatric health and fitness, military and veterans' affairs and hunger and homelessness.