Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Elliot in the Morning Show announced today the fourth-consecutive So Kids Can Starting Lineup experience. The fundraiser features the opportunity for the winner to meet Capitals head coach Todd Reirden and determine the starting lineup for the Saturday, Sept. 21 preseason game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The winner will then announce the starters to the team in the Capitals locker room prior to the game. The winner will also receive four glass tickets to the game, including complimentary VIP parking and all-inclusive food and beverage service in the Etihad Airways Lounge. The experience will be captured by Monumental Sports Network.
Fans can enter to win at SoKidsCan.org by purchasing 20 entries for $20, with all proceeds benefiting So Kids Can. There are also a limited number of pucks, autographed by Caps players Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby and Tom Wilson, available to purchase for $100 each (each includes 100 entries). The fundraiser will close at noon on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.
During the 2019-20 season Capitals forwards Backstrom and Wilson and goaltender Holtby, along with Elliot Segal from the Elliot in the Morning show, will raise money for a deserving charity through So Kids Can. Each player and Segal will donate $50 per Capitals win during the regular season and $100 per Capitals win during the playoffs.
So Kids Can was created in 2008 by former Capitals defenseman Mike Green and Elliot Segal to benefit youth-focused, nonprofit organizations. Backstrom and former Caps forward Brooks Laich joined the cause in 2011, former Caps defenseman Karl Alzner and Holtby joined in 2015 and Wilson joined in 2017. To date, So Kids Can has donated more than $460,000 to charity. Most recently, the 2018-19 So Kids Campaign raised $61,231.71 to fund a Heart of America Foundation gym renovation at Washington, D.C.'s Hendley Elementary School.