As part of Hockey is For Everyone month, the Capitals are hosting a variety of special themed nights during the month of February. February 20th the Caps will host their annual Military Appreciation Night during their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tuesday afternoon we got a first look at the jerseys the Caps will wear during warm-ups, modeled by Captain America John Carlson himself.
The jerseys, along with special camouflage autographed pucks and sticks wrapped in camo-print tape will be auctioned off. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the USA Warriors Hockey Program and the United Heroes League. Bidding is now open, and runs until the end of the second intermission of the Feb. 20th game. You can bid online here.
In addition to the special gear up for auction, there will be a special tribute video honoring service members played, and USA Warriors sled hockey team will have a skills exhibition during the game’s second intermission.
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The Washington Capitals will host their 16th annual Salute to the Military Night on Tuesday, Feb. 20, during the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Capital One Arena at 7 p.m. Salute to the Military Night is an evening dedicated to honoring the men and women who have served the country in the armed forces.
More than 500 service members will be in attendance at Tuesday’s game. With the support of corporate sponsors the Capitals have provided thousands of complimentary tickets to military personnel and their dependents the past 16 seasons.
The Capitals will pay tribute to the military throughout the evening through in-game and intermission activities. During pregame warm-ups the Capitals will wear camouflage jerseys, which will be signed and auctioned off by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation on Handbid. Additional items in the auction include autographed player-used sticks wrapped in camouflage tape and pucks with camouflage Caps logos. The auction will open on Feb. 13 and close at the end of the second intermission on Feb. 20.
One hundred percent of the auction proceeds will benefit the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program and United Heroes League as part of the Capitals and the 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series Legacy Project.
M. Sgt. Caleb Green (Ret.) and Sgt. Major Bob McDonald (Ret.) will perform the national anthem. The Capitals youth hockey flag tunnel and mites on ice will be comprised of players from Navy Youth Hockey.
The second intermission will feature the USA Warriors sled hockey team in a skills exhibition. During the game the Capitals also will play a tribute video honoring service members.
In addition the 2018 Courage Caps presented by Telos campaign will launch, with all proceeds benefiting Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). TAPS offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.
ourage Caps and T-shirts will be sold starting at $20 online at WashCaps.com/courage, at the Washington Capitals Team Store at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and at the Team Store and at merchandise stands throughout Capital One Arena during Capitals home games. There will also be a limited number of autographed Courage Caps available for sale at the Team Store and the stand at section 107 at Capital One arena during Capitals home games and online at WashCaps.com/courage.
For $50 fans can purchase a Courage Cap signed by Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, Braden Holtby, T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin or Tom Wilson; for $40 fans can purchase a Courage Cap signed by any other individual player. Capitals fans will be able to order hats signed by any rostered player online.
Salute to the Military Night is made possible by the support of partners including Baker Donelson, General Atomics, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Textron, OshKosh, ATK, UA, Boeing, Tanium and CGI.
Here is Tom Wilson and Nick Backstrom modeling this year’s Courage Caps and shirts:
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