The Washington Capitals announced they’re holding an Alumni Weekend at the end of September which will allow fans multiple opportunities to rub elbows with some of the greatest Caps players in franchise history.
Here’s a summary of the upcoming events.
Alumni Fantasy Camp
Friday, September 29 – 1-4 pm
at MedStar Capitals Iceplex
The Capitals will allow fans who purchase tickets to skate alongside the pros in a skills clinic and fantasy game. The on-ice clinic will be hosted by various Capitals alumni. Fans will receive a Caps practice jersey, food and beverage, and two (2) tickets to the Capitals game on either September 28 or October 7. Here’s the registration/payment form.
Stars & Spirits rooftop event
Friday, September 29 – 7-10 p.m.
at The View of DC in Rosslyn, VA.
Fans will be able to mingle with alumni and current Caps players. Per the team, there will be tastings, custom cocktails, and a variety of spirits as well as premium hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a silent and live auction items featuring experiences with Capitals alumni and current players. Tickets can be purchased here.
Confirmed alumni scheduled to attend include: Karl Alzner, Peter Bondra, John Druce, Alan Hangsleben, Matt Herr, Dmitri Khristich, Ken Klee, Olie Kolzig, Nick Kypreos, Rod Langway, Craig Laughlin, Alan May, Kelly Miller, Paul Mulvey, Andrei Nikolishin, Matt Pettinger, Michal Pivonka, Erroll Rausse, Bill Riley, and Ken Sabourin.
The Capitals say this is a 21-plus event and no memorabilia can be brought to be signed. Cocktail attire must be worn. Full details.
The Washington Capitals Alumni Association (WCAA) will host its 2023 Alumni Weekend next month, including the return of the Stars & Spirits rooftop event benefitting the Capitals Alumni Community Fund on Sept. 29.
Tickets are now available at https://t.co/NtvBl0VrPA
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) August 31, 2023
Caps Alumni participate in Learn to Play program
Saturday, September 30
Select Capitals alumni will join participants of the Capitals Future Caps Learn to Play program on the ice. The program is for first-time hockey players ages 5-9.
Watch Party of Capitals preseason game
Saturday, September 30 – 7-10 pm
There will be a meet and greet and watch party with Capitals alumni at Caesars Sportsbook at Capital One Arena. The sportsbook will air the Capitals’ preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesar’s Arena.
The Capitals’ full press release is below:
Capitals to Host Alumni Weekend, Featuring Stars & Spirits Event, Sept. 28-30
20+ alumni to gather for weekend featuring fundraiser, hockey clinics, watch party and more
Fundraiser Tickets Now Available at WashCaps.com/AlumniWeekend
ARLINGTON, Va. –- The Washington Capitals Alumni Association (WCAA) announced today details surrounding the WCAA 2023 Alumni Weekend, including a Stars & Spirits rooftop event benefitting the Capitals Alumni Community Fund.
Tickets for Stars & Spirits, taking place Sept. 29, are now available and cost $169. Confirmed alumni participating include the following, with additional participants to be announced at a later date: Karl Alzner, Peter Bondra, John Druce, Alan Hangsleben, Matt Herr, Dmitri Khristich, Ken Klee, Olie Kolzig, Nick Kypreos, Rod Langway, Craig Laughlin, Alan May, Kelly Miller, Paul Mulvey, Andrei Nikolishin, Matt Pettinger, Michal Pivonka, Erroll Rausse, Bill Riley, and Ken Sabourin.
On Friday, Sept.29, alumni will host a Fantasy Camp for adult hockey players at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. Registration for the clinic is now open at WashCaps.com/AlumniWeekend.
From 7-10 p.m., alumni will participate in the fifth alumni rooftop event, Stars & Spirits, at The View of DC in Rosslyn, VA. The cocktail event will feature alumni, fans and Capitals partners alongside a variety of tastings, custom drinks, and premium hors d’oeuvres. Guests will mingle with former Capitals players and select current players while taking in 360-degree panoramic views of Washington, D.C.
In addition, the event will feature both a live and silent auction. Proceeds from the auctions will be used by the Capitals Alumni Community Fund to grow the game of hockey within the D.C. area and support local charities.
To purchase tickets, visit WashCaps.com/AlumniWeekend. Fans must be 21 and older to attend.
Saturday, Sept. 30 will see alumni join participants of the Capitals Future Caps Learn to Play program on the ice. The Future Caps Learn to Play program is a first-time hockey program for kids ages 5-9. For more information on the Future Caps Learn to Play program, visit WashCaps.com/FutureCaps.
Alumni will then participant in a meet and greet and watch party at Caesars Sportsbook at Capital One Arena featuring the Capitals preseason game vs. the Detroit Red Wings. Fans are invited to Caesars Sportsbook from 7-10 p.m. for the event.
The WCAA brings together the Capitals organization past to serve as goodwill ambassadors in the community for the future. The WCAA focuses on supporting each other through personal and professional development and the growth of the sport throughout the metropolitan area through their involvement in the Learn to Play and the teams’ youth hockey initiatives. For more information visit WashCaps.com/alumni.
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