Brandi and Braden Holtby represented the Washington Capitals in this month’s Capital Pride Parade. The shirts they wore, which I guess we’re calling #RockTheRainbow, were a hit even before the crushing sadness of the following day’s news. Everybody wanted one, but only a select few Caps org folks actually had the privilege.
That changes now.
Responding to public demand, the Caps have announced they will sell the rainbow Capitals shirt in a fundraiser to benefit You Can Play.
You can preorder a Rock the Rainbow shirt right now. They’ll also be available at the team store at Kettler at the end of the month.
This is an A1 move from an A1 organization. Good work, crew. High fives all around.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 21, 2016
Washington Capitals and MSE Foundation To Sell #RockTheRainbow T-shirts To Benefit You Can Play Project
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/.
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