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Washington Capitals, Paxton Companies and Defending The Blue Line Team Up to Support Military Families

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. – Paxton Companies is partnering with the Capitals to support military families who actively participate with Defending The Blue Line (DTBL), the Washington Capitals announced today. Through the partnership, Paxton Companies will provide unique experiences to DTBL families at 20 Capitals home games. Families will receive tickets to the game and participate in a postgame meet and greet with Capitals players.

"As a company founded by a WWII veteran, we are both honored and excited for the opportunity to support the men and women that give so much for our freedom,” said Bill Paxton, COO of Paxton Companies. “Defending The Blue Line has found a unique way to show appreciation for the sacrifices of members of the military and their families and Paxton is proud to partner with Defending The Blue Line and the Washington Capitals.”

The Paxton Companies are a fourth-generation family business based in Washington, D.C. Paxton has provided premier certified Moving and Storage services to the world since 1947. Paxton handles global and domestic moving and storage, international imports, exports, shipping of personal effects and commodities, warehousing and logistics, office and industrial moving and records management. Supported by their extensive worldwide network, state of the art facilities, and knowledgeable staff, Paxton provides service to relocating families, corporations, governments and the military.

"We're excited to have an emerging partnership with Paxton Companies, and the continued support of the Washington Capitals organization,” said Shane Hudella, president and founder of Defending The Blue Line. “Both are world class organizations that we hold in high regard. Their generous gift this season will provide a unique opportunity for local military families to attend a Washington Capitals home game free of charge as a thank you for their service to our nation, and we are very grateful."

Defending The Blue Line was established and incorporated by a group of active duty soldiers in the spring of 2009 with the spirit of keeping hockey alive for the children of our nation’s military heroes. DTBL is committed to ensuring that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. DTBL accomplishes this by providing free hockey equipment (courtesy of the National Hockey League Player Association’s Goals and Dreams Foundation, Warrior Hockey, and Graf Canada), access to some of the finest summer hockey camps at no cost, and grants to help with local association fees. In addition, DTBL provides unique experiences for military families including attending National Hockey League, minor league affiliate, and collegiate hockey games. DTBL has been designated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the IRS.

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