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Capitals: Money for amateurs, veterans

WASH., D.C. — The Washington Capitals made news in the past week, not once but twice, with generous donations.  On Sept. 6, Washington Capitals Charities donated $25,000 to the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association (PVAHA) as part of the John Crerar Development Grant, which promotes amateur hockey development in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  The purpose is to continue building the sport of hockey.  Alex Ovechkin and Bauer Hockey also lent a helping hand by donating 108 full sets of our youth hockey equipment to the Kettler Capitals Iceplex and the PVAHA.  Washington Capitals Charities has donated $70,000 to PVAHA to date.

The very next day, the Capitals, along with the NHL, announced their plans for a $10,000 donation to the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program.  The program is a non-profit organization that serves military personnel wounded while defending the United States.“Washington Capitals Charities is proud to partner with the NHL in supporting the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program,” said Elizabeth Wodatch, director of community relations for the Washington Capitals. “We admire the courage and dedication of these Warriors and appreciate their service to our country.”

Michael Vaccaro, a member of the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program, which was founded in 2007, also served as the director for this charity event and had this to say, “On behalf of USA Warrior Hockey and all military veterans we would like to thank the National Hockey League and the Washington Capitals for their generous donation.”

The Good In Sports proudly salutes the Washington Capitals for their help to amateurs, as well as wounded military personnel and presents them with our coveted Gold Star.

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