Monday morning the Capitals announced that for the second straight year, one lucky fan will get the chance to meet coach Barry Trotz, set the starting lineup and announce it in the locker room prior to the Capitals preseason home game on September 27. The winner and three of their friends will also get to watch the game from the front row.
That chance will go to the winner of a charity auction, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobil (KMMC/RMCM) through So Kids Can. The auction runs until September 22. As of publication, the high bid was already over $2,000.
So Kids Can is a charity founded by radio host Elliot Segal and former Capitals defenseman Mike Green that helps benefit youth-focused non-profits in the DC Area. This season, in addition to the charity auction, Nicklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson, Braden Holtby, and Elliot will all be donating $50 each for each Capitals regular season win and $100 each for each playoff win to So Kids Can. Last season’s campaign raised more than $30,000 for Martha’s Table.
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Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Elliot in the Morning Show announced today the second consecutive So Kids Can Starting Lineup auction, featuring the opportunity for the winner to meet Capitals head coach Barry Trotz and announce the Capitals’ starting lineup in the Capitals locker room prior to the team’s preseason game against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
All proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities ® of Greater Washington, DC KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile ® (KMMC/RMCM).
Bidding starts at $250 and can be entered by visiting or downloading the Handbid app to Apple and Android devices. To download the free app, search for “Handbid” in the Apple App Store or Google Play and follow the app’s instructional prompts. The auction will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22. The experience will be captured by Monumental Sports Network.
During the 2017-18 season Capitals forwards Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson and goaltender Braden Holtby, along with Elliot Segal from the Elliot in the Morning show, will raise money for KMMC/RMCM 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 $350,000 to charity. Most recently, the 2016-17 So Kids Campaign raised $30,267.88 for Martha’s Table.
In 2016, the KMMC/RMCM provided 1,158 patient visits to underserved kids in D.C. Wards 4-8. This mobile “doctor’s office on wheels” provides improved access to quality health care where children need it most – in their community. All children under the age of 21 are eligible for care, whether or not they have medical insurance. Free health care services include: primary care, newborn exams, well child visits, immunizations and ophthalmic exams, as well as social service and mental health consultations. The KMMC/RMCM is unique in its holistic approach to providing health care, delivering not only comprehensive primary care but preventive care through education and advocacy.
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