While the Washington Capitals have had a bad stretch of injuries and late-game collapses, Capitals fans have come up huge in this holiday season. Kudos to Caps fans who dug deep and gave to those less fortunate—something for which we can all be thankful.
The Washington Capitals, Tires Plus, Bridgestone Tires, Comcast SportsNet, Mix 107.3 and the Edge 105.9 hosted a canned food drive at the Caps game against the Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 20 to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. Caps fans donated 3,750 pounds of food – almost two tons – which was more than 1,000 pounds more than last year’s drive. The Capital Area Food Bank also collected $1,422.65 at the drive, thanks largely to a $7,500 donation from Tires Plus and Bridgestone Tires. In total 30,516 meals will be provided with donations collected by the Caps.
Capitals players’ wives and girlfriends Crystal Boudreau, Karie Erskine, Rachel Fehr, Mackenzie Keeley, Sasha Bradley, Diondra Steckel and Aimee Laing greeted fans at the F Street entrance along with volunteers from the Capital Area Food Bank. Fans who provided nonperishable food or monetary donations received a poster featuring Caps star center and canned food drive spokesman Nicklas Backstrom.