The Washington Capitals announced today that they raised over $17,500 from their Rock The Rainbow t-shirt campaign. The shirts were sold for $20 each after Brandi and Braden Holtby sported them in June’s Capital Pride Parade. The money raised will go to support the You Can Play Project to help ensure equality, respect and safety for all athletes, coaches and fans, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Awesome news, awesome people, all around awesome. Way to go, everyone (especially if you purchased a shirt).
#RockTheRainbow Raises More Than $17,500 for You Can Play Project
ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals fans raised more than $17,500 for the You Can Play Project through their purchases of nearly 1,350 #RockTheRainbow T-shirts, the Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation announced today.
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.
MSE Foundation sold the #RockTheRainbow T-shirts featuring the Capitals logos on them in rainbow colors for $20 each. Shirts were sold online at WashingtonCaps.com and at the Team Store at Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Proceeds benefitted 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.
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, Valor and Wizards. MSE Foundation 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, football and hockey, education and scholarship, pediatric health and fitness, military and veterans’ affairs and hunger and homelessness.
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