The Capitals have done a lot to support the minority-focused Tucker Road Ducks youth hockey organization. Defenseman Brooks Orpik went above and beyond by connecting them with the NHLPA after their rink was badly damaged by a fire. He arranged equipment donation and other support through the NHLPA’s Goals and Dreams Fund, and Monumental Sports & Entertainment made a donation of $5,300.
The organization’s support continued on Saturday night as the Capitals faced off against the Buffalo Sabres. Many of the Ducks players were at Capital One Arena to watch the action live and meet many notable people of color from within the Capitals organization and connected groups.
Orpik got to meet up with one of the players he met in January when he made the equipment donation, and they introduced Orpik to some of the Ducks’ “newest players, one of whom is directly benefitting first hand from our NHLPA Goals & Dreams granted equipment.”