If you can’t wait until October to get your hockey fix, this weekend could scratch your itch and help out a great cause in the process. Sunday afternoon at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, members of the Caps mediasphere will face off against the legendary USA Warriors team.
Wes Johnson will announce the lineups. Bob McDonald will sing the anthem. Courtney Laughlin will play. There will be tons and tons of cool signed Caps gear you can bid on (like a signed Backstrom stick and a signed Holtby puck) — and best of all, all the proceeds will go to the USA Warriors.
You’re already sold, right? Good. Go to the Facebook page right now and RSVP. Go. I’ll wait.
When: August 30th, 2015. Puck drops at 3:10 PM. Event goes until 5 PM.
Where: Kettler Capitals Iceplex (Capitals Ice)
627 N Glebe Rd Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
My guess: The Warriors will destroy the media nerds.
From the release:
The event kicks off an annual tradition of matching local USA Wounded Warriors hockey players against members of the DC hockey media. Awareness of the USA Wounded Warriors Hockey program is at the forefront of this event and will be receiving all proceeds generated from this match. Proceeds will go towards travel, equipment, and other efforts associated with the USA Wounded Warrior Hockey team as they start their main hockey season this fall.
The USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, for those wounded in defense of the United States in conjunction with the USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Program. The Program’s mission is to organize and administer an ice hockey program that provides a recreational, therapeutic experience and education.
The program educates, trains, motivates, and encourages the formation of “USA Warrior Hockey Programs” locally and nationally while encouraging individuals who have physical disabilities incurred during service to the United States to participate in the sport of ice hockey in an environment that is adapted to the level of their ability. The USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program, Inc. is staffed by volunteers, on-ice and off-ice mentors and directors who do not receive any compensation, stipend or other remuneration for their time.
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