On Saturday, Capitals season-ticket holders began receiving a surprising and unexpected gift in the mail. The gift arrived inside a simple red box, emblazoned with the team logo, and #ALLCAPS down the side.
But what was inside was anything but simple.
The Capitals sent their season-ticket holders an incredible gift. A Stanley Cup ring.
RMNB Patron and Crasher, Nikki Deacon, shared some incredible photographs of the gift through her shock. “I was curious about what I got from Indiana,” Deacon, a five-year season-ticket holder said. “When I opened the box, I was floored that we would receive a ring.”
The note from the Capitals that accompanied the gift thanked Deacon, as a season-ticket holder, for the support they’d shown through their Cup-winning season and beyond.
We would like to thank you for your unwavering support this season and for making this past season so memorable for us.
From capturing the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Championship to the summer celebrations and beyond, our fans have shown a relentless enthusiasm unmatched by any other NHL fanbase.
Seeing how many people came out to support us at games, viewing parties at Capital One Arena and at the championship parade was remarkable, and we are grateful we got to share each moment with you. We are nothing without our fans.
Your continued energy and passion motivates us and fuels a distinct advantage on the ice, making Capital One Arena the toughest building to play in for the rest of the league. We are grateful for your continued support.
2018-19 Capitals Players
“It’s pretty big and rather heavy,” Deacon, said of the ring itself. When we asked whether she’d ever take it off again, she replied, “Yes, I have put it back in its box.”
Photo: Nikki Deacon
Also included inside the box, along with the Cup ring, was information on how current season-ticket holders can renew for next season. The deadline for renewal is March 15, 2019.
Photo: Nikki Deacon
Karen Scarfone, another RMNB Patron and Crasher noted, “Our tickets are going up from $62 to $67 a game. So, less than 10% higher, which is the least they’ve gone up since we got them.” Scarfone, and her husband, John, have been season-ticket holders for three years.
Photos: Nikki Deacon
Headline photo: Nikki Deacon
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