The Washington Capitals will host Pride Night on Tuesday, January 17 against the Minnesota Wild.
The team will once again bring back its Pride Night auction, featuring autographed player-used sticks wrapped in rainbow-color Pride Tape and Capitals Pride pucks. The money raised will benefit SMYAL – a non-profit that helps meet the needs of LGBTQ youth. The Capitals say the auction will open on January 17 at noon.
The team is also making Pride bucket hats available for fans who purchase tickets through this link.
Other activations include:
While Pride Night is always special for many fans in the DC community, the Capitals’ celebration is somewhat muted compared to other NHL teams. Many clubs across the NHL have worn special Pride jerseys during warmups over the years, but the Capitals have yet to take that step.
Here’s the press release from the Capitals:
Capitals To Host Pride Night Presented by Giant Jan. 17 vs. MIN
Pride Night Auction to Benefit SMYAL, with a portion of funds allocated to Team DC and MSE Foundation
Arlington, Va. – The Washington Capitals will host Pride Night presented by Giant on Jan. 17 vs. the Minnesota Wild. A special ticket offer featuring a Capitals Pride bucket hat is available at https://fevo.me/pridecaps.
“We are excited to team up with Monumental Sports to celebrate Pride Night at the Washington Capitals game on January 17,” said Ira Kress, President of Giant Food and Executive Sponsor of Giant’s Pride Business Resource Group. “Giant Food is committed to diversity and inclusion within our business, and across each of the communities we are privileged to serve, and we are thrilled to support the diverse voices that make our communities so special.”
In-game content will spotlight LGBTQ+ community members, messages and themes. The Capitals social accounts will feature rainbow avatars, and fans are encouraged to post on social media with the #CapsPrideNight hashtag. In conjunction with the evening’s events, Team DC is hosting a happy hour from 5-7 p.m. at Guy Fieri’s DC Kitchen & Bar on the second floor of Caesars Sportsbook for individuals who purchased Pride group tickets through Team DC. The happy hour will feature drink specials and giveaways and marks the eleventh year Team DC has hosted a Pride Night OUT with the Capitals.
The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation’s Pride auction featuring autographed player-used sticks wrapped in rainbow-color ‘Pride Tape’ will open on Jan. 17 at noon at WashCaps.com/PrideAuction.
The Pride fundraiser also features autographed Capitals Pride pucks as well as free groceries for a year from Giant Food. The auction concludes at noon on Jan. 27. Proceeds benefit SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders), with a portion of funds allocated for Team DC, as well as MSE Foundation.
In addition, Giant will present a $5,000 check to the Capitals Pride beneficiaries to officially launch the fundraising efforts.
Proceeds from the Capitals 50/50 Raffle on January 17 will also benefit SMYAL. MSE Foundation 50/50 Raffles take place online and in-game during Capitals home games. One fan with the winning ticket number will win 50% of the collected amount at the game. Proceeds from the other half will benefit SMYAL. Tickets will be on sale from noon to the end of 2nd intermission during the game on January 17. To participate, visit Monumental5050.com.
Committed to diversity, inclusion and belonging, the Capitals are hosting a Pride Night for the seventh-consecutive year. The Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation are proud to support the LGBTQ+ community and strive to create and cultivate an inclusive environment through several community initiatives and local nonprofit partnerships. Through Pride Nights, Pride Celebrations, fundraisers and more, the Capitals are committed to fostering a community that welcomes all.
For more information on the Capitals Pride partners, resources, apparel and spotlights, visit WashCaps.com/Pride.
Tuesday’s game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. Follow @NBCSW and @NBCSCapitals on social media and NBCSportsWashington.com for the latest D.C. sports news, highlights and exclusive content from the Washington Capitals.
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.