Prior to the start of the Capitals’ first round playoff matchup against Carolina, the players’ wives and girlfriends debuted their newest customized jackets that they have been rocking in support of the Capitals at home games. The blazers also sported custom pins of their significant other’s face on the lapel.
On Monday afternoon the Capitals’ Better Halves announced that due to the overwhelming response to the jackets, a limited number of bundles featuring similar jackets will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting Safe Shores, an organization which “provides intervention, hope and healing for children and families affected by abuse, trauma and violence in the District of Columbia, and prevents child abuse through education and training.”
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The blazers for sale do not have a specific players’ name on the back, but are embroidered with “Capitals” on the back in the same style, and are signed by the team. The bundles also include a large red home Fanatics signed player jersey, a signed puck and a player face pin. The autographed items and pins will be randomly selected from the following players: Backstrom, Boyd, Carlson, Connolly, Copley, Dowd, Holtby, Jensen, Kempny, Niskanen, Oshie, Orpik, Ovechkin, Stephenson and Wilson. The blazers are available in Small, Medium, and Large sizes.
Fans interested in bidding can check out the auction on Handbid. The auction runs through 5 pm EST on Friday April 19.
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The Washington Capitals Better Halves are hosting an auction featuring playoffs blazers, with all proceeds benefiting Safe Shores.
The auction is currently open on Handbid.
The jackets are modeled after blazers Capitals better halves are wearing in honor of the playoffs and feature ‘Capitals’ embroidered on the back. It is a tradition for the better halves to create matching jackets in support of the team during the playoffs. This season’s design was intended as a business-casual, DC-inspired look.
Blazers are team-signed and available in a variety of sizes. In addition, each blazer is paired with a player face pin, as well as an autographed Capitals jersey and puck. All embroidery was donated by BROdenim.
One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit Safe Shores. Safe Shores provides intervention, hope and healing for children and families affected by abuse, trauma and violence in the District of Columbia, and prevents child abuse through education and training. For more information about the organization, visit https://www.safeshores.org/.
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