Their names are Honey and Maple Holtby.
Their names are Honey and Maple Holtby.
COVID-19 has forced all the major sports leagues in North America to shut down and its athletes to shelter in place. During that time, however, the coronavirus pandemic has caused two major power couples from the Washington Capitals and Washington Nationals to collaborate together on social media: Braden Holtby and Bradi Holtby and Sean Doolittle and Eireann Dolan.
On Thursday, the Holtbys donated 25,000 meals to the hungry through the Capital Area Food Bank days after the Sean and Eireann did the same. “You guys are the best and we’re so lucky to share a sports city with you,” Doolittle said on Twitter.
The Nationals’ reliever also suggested a good idea to keep Braden sharp during the pause in his NHL season.
Braden and Brandi Holtby are trying their best to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
Thursday afternoon, the Holtbys announced they will be donating 25,000 meals to the hungry through the Capital Area Food Bank after being “[i]nspired by our fellow DC Sports family.”
“As the region’s largest hunger-relief organization, their services are needed now more than ever,” Brandi wrote. “Please help us get to 50k meals!”
Sunday night, the CDC recommended that in-person events that consist of 50 or more people should be canceled or postponed over the next eight weeks. That means there likely won’t be live sports for us to watch until at least May.
With all that social distancing and quarantining necessary over the next two months, Brandi Holtby and the Nationals’ Sean Doolittle shared their book lists on Twitter.
Apparently, teams that hockey together, eat together.
Thursday after practice, Capitals players Tom Wilson, Braden Holtby, Nick Jensen, Nic Dowd, Jonas Siegenthaler, and Chandler Stephenson spent what they described as American Thanksgiving together.
The group took a fantastic photo together, which I’ll review. Let us all thank Tasha Maltman for posting to her Instagram Story.
Braden Holtby once again showed his support for equality in sports and the LGBTQ community on Saturday as he participated in the 2019 Capital Pride Parade in DC on Saturday. This is the third year that the Capitals starting goaltender has participated in the parade.
Hundreds of thousands of participants lined the streets of DC as the parade wound from Dupont Circle to U Street. Holtby tossed pride-themed Capitals shirts and beads from the Monumental Sports & Entertainment-sponsored float, joined by members of You Can Play and Monumental employees carrying rainbow-painted Weagles. Caps in-game announcer Wes Johnson and Caps anthem singer, Bob McDonald, also walked in the parade.
Braden and Brandi Holtby made a lot of peoples’ days at the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday. The hockey power couple gave away t-shirts and hugs in northwest DC.
But there was someone in particular that made Braden and Brandi light up with joy. That fan was Charlie McManus, better known as the Capitals’ T-Shirt Guy.
Let me explain.
Braden Holtby and his wife Brandi are massive supporters of the LGBTQ community. Braden has become one of the most visible and prominent athletes in the area to support equality in sports.
The couple will continue their support by marching in the Capital Pride Parade for the third time next weekend.
During the 2019 Stanley Cup playoff run, the Capitals commissioned a handful of artists to paint murals around the DC metro area. Each mural was done in a unique style, from portraiture to abstract, and the art blended the personality of the city and Capitals hockey together.
The murals have been snapped by lots of people, but today the king and queen of the Capitals, Braden and Brandi Holtby, took a photo in front of the mural in Adams Morgan.
The news about Braden Holtby’s pet preferences first broke in October 2018. The Stanley Cup Champion, Vezina-winner, guitar-playing crooner said that while his teammates were dog people, he chose to own a tortoise.
In a piece on “Capitals Quirkiness” for Washington Life Magazine, Catharine Trifiletti spoke with some of the players about hidden talents, fun facts, and favorite things.
Holtby’s fave was his pet Leopard tortoise. And it has a name: Honey.
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