The Washington Capitals hosted the Ottawa Senators on February 26th. After falling behind 2-0, the Capitals scored seven unanswered goals in an emphatic victory.
That night, the Caps won big off the ice too. The Capitals hosted the winner of the Stanley Cup Championship Ring raffle, Bob Brown, and his wife Kate. Brown, who has been a season ticket holder since 2007, was presented with the bling by Capitals owner Ted Leonsis himself.
The raffle ended up raising more than $155,000 for charity.
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Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation. Leonsis's foundation is committed to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and focuses on the following five pillars to maximize its impact and engagement with the community: youth basketball, football and hockey; education and scholarship; pediatric health and fitness; military and veterans' affairs; and hunger and homelessness.
The raffle took place over the fall and winter months and offered fans the chance to purchase exclusive Stanley Cup championship items including a TJ Oshie bobblehead, a Stanley Cup Championship puck, and an Alex Ovechkin tee shirt along with tickets for the ultimate prize, an actual Stanley Cup Championship Ring.
The night Brown received the ring, he could not contain his excitement.
"I really can't wait it's probably going to be the biggest thing I've seen in my life," Brown said. "It's gonna be crazy."
Leonsis told Brown "you're the man" before giving him his new bling. Pointing to the box, Leonsis joked, "I want you to know this is much nicer than how I was presented with my ring. You'll note that they cut me out of the photo."
"A little bigger than my high school ring," Brown joked. Wes Johnson gave Brown a shout out on the jumbotron during the game as well.
In closing, Leonsis tells the Capitals media, "Tonight we brought in the auction winner for the Stanley Cup Ring. What a beautiful couple and they were very, very generous and 100% of all those dollars will be going to our foundation."
Way to go, everyone who donated and congratulations to Bob!
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