The Washington Capitals have announced that on March 10, the team will host their annual Go Green Night when they take on the Winnipeg Jets at home.
Prior to the game, the team will wear special green jerseys during warm-ups. The jerseys will be auctioned off, with all the proceeds benefiting the Anacostia Watershed Society and the Washington Youth Garden.
Bidding is taking place through Handbid, and will end after the second intermission of the game. There will also be special autographed green pucks and sticks wrapped in green tape for bidding as well.
The green jerseys this year have a new twist to them: while the plaid shoulders go with a St. Patrick’s Day theme, the numbering on the jerseys had a recycling symbol-pattern to go with the environmentally-conscious theme of the night. During the game, there will be opportunities for fans to learn how to better support a cleaner environment.
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The Washington Capitals will host Go Green Night presented by WGL on Sunday, March 10, versus the Winnipeg Jets.
During Go Green Night, fans will learn how they can support a cleaner environment through green-themed activations throughout the game.
In addition, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation will host a Green Auction with all proceeds benefiting the Anacostia Watershed Society and the Washington Youth Garden. The auction will feature autographed, limited edition green jerseys worn during the pregame warmups prior to the Capitals game versus the Jets on March 10. The auction also will feature autographed sticks wrapped with green tape and autographed green Capitals pucks.
The auction is currently open on Handbid and will conclude at the end of the second intermission during the Caps game on March 10.
The mission of the Anacostia Watershed Society is to protect and restore the Anacostia River by bringing partners and communities together to achieve a clean and safe river for the benefit of all living in its watershed and for future generations. The vision is to restore and sustain the Anacostia as a swimmable and fishable river for the health and well-being of all by 2025 and beyond. The Anacostia Watershed Society’s programs include environmental education, stewardship, recreation, and advocacy. Each year, they engage thousands of people through hands-on education programs, free weekly recreational opportunities on the river, and volunteer efforts to restore native habitat, remove trash, and prevent pollution in the river.
Washington Youth Garden (WYG) nurtures curious minds and healthy bodies by connecting youth to food, the land and each other. WYG began as a one-acre demonstration garden – now complete with fruits, vegetables and nature play features – on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) in 1971. Their work has expanded to include school gardens across the District of Columbia. Through these “garden classrooms,” WYG offers hands-on environmental science and nutrition education to youth and families through four main program areas: SPROUT – field trips, Green Ambassadors – high school internships, Garden Science – school garden development and teacher training, and Family Garden Days. WYG is a program of the Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA), a 501(c)3 dedicated to enhancing support for educational, outreach and research programs that advance the mission of the U.S. National Arboretum. To learn more, visit http://www.washingtonyouthgarden.org.
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