The Capitals’ annual Hockey Fights Cancer night will take place on Friday, November 9, when the Caps take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Capital One Arena.
A pre-game ceremonial puck drop will include Linda Laughlin, wife of NBC Sports Washington analyst and Capitals alumnus Craig Laughlin, escorted to the ice by Craig. Linda is currently undergoing treatment for uterine serous carcinoma, a form of endometrial cancer.
Like in previous years, the team will don lavender-colored jerseys for warm ups and have special decals on their helmets. Select players will also have sticks wrapped in lavender-colored tape. The jerseys, sticks, and Hockey Fights Cancer-themed autographed pucks will be auctioned off via the Handbid app, with proceeds benefiting Flashes of Hope, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Bidding starts on November 1, and runs through the end of the second intermission of the November 9 game.
Fans wishing to attend the game can also purchase a special ticket, which includes a $10 donation to Hockey Fights Cancer. Fans with that ticket will receive a t-shirt.
More information from the Caps:
The Washington Capitals are teaming up with the National Hockey League and FORTUNE 500® science and technology company Leidos in November to educate the hockey community about cancer through Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Month. Hockey Fights Cancer is a league-wide initiative founded by the NHL and NHL Players’ Association and is dedicated to raising awareness for national and local organizations involved in cancer care and research.
The Capitals will host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night supported by Leidos during the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday Nov. 9, as well as throughout the month. Highlights include:
Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night In-Game Activities
The Capitals Nov. 9 Hockey Fights Cancer Night will feature a ceremonial puck drop, video tributes and other Hockey Fights Cancer related themes throughout the evening.
Linda Laughlin, wife of NBC Sports Washington analyst and Capitals alumnus Craig Laughlin, will participate in a ceremonial puck drop, escorted to the ice by Craig. Linda is currently undergoing treatment for uterine serous carcinoma, a form of endometrial cancer.
Fans will be asked to show their support for those fighting cancer by holding up “I Fight For” signs during a designated timeout, as well as by sharing their stories on social media platforms by using the #CapsFightCancer hashtag. Fans can also download the signs at WashingtonCaps.com/CapsFightCancer.
Players will wear lavender warmup jerseys and helmets adorned with a Hockey Fights Cancer decal, while coaches and broadcast personalities will wear Hockey Fights Cancer ties and pins. Select players will use sticks wrapped in lavender tape during warmups. Lavender is the official color of the Hockey Fights Cancer campaign, as it represents all forms of cancer.
In addition, the pregame on-ice projection will feature lavender in honor of Hockey Fights Cancer.
MSE Foundation Auction
Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation is hosting an auction featuring signed lavender jerseys worn during warmups on Nov. 9; autographed, used hockey sticks with lavender tape; and signed, limited-edition Hockey Fights Cancer pucks.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit Flashes of Hope, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Fans interested in bidding will need to download the Handbid app on their iPhone and Android devices or online by clicking here.
Bidding begins on Thursday, Nov. 1 and will conclude during the second intermission of the Capitals game on Friday, Nov. 9.
In addition, fans can visit WashingtonCaps.com/CapsFightCancer to make a donation to the cause throughout the month.
Hockey Fights Cancer Skate
The Capitals will host a Hockey Fights Cancer skate with Flashes of Hope, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Additional information will be released at a later date.
Hockey Fights Cancer Ticket Donation
A $10 donation per ticket purchased for the Nov. 5 and Nov. 9 Capitals games at www.msesales.com/caps/hfc using the promo code HFC will be made to the Capitals’ Hockey Fights Cancer beneficiaries. Fans who purchase tickets using the promo code also will receive a complimentary Caps T-shirt courtesy of CustomInk, available for pickup at the game.
Hockey Fights Cancer Merchandise
Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise will be available for purchase beginning in November at the Team Stores at Capital One Arena.
For more information on Hockey Fights Cancer, visit WashingtonCaps.com/CapsFightCancer.
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