Caps Better Halves Gift Basket Auction

Nicklas Backstrom Basket

From the MS&E: The Washington Capitals and the Caps’ Better Halves are hosting their annual gift basket silent auction on Feb 7. The themed gift baskets will contain some of the players’ favorite things, autographed items and jerseys. All proceeds from the auction benefit Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation.


Kuznetsov basket

The gift baskets will be auctioned through Handbid and on display at the MSE Foundation table located on the main concourse at section 104 of Verizon Center during the Capitals game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Handbid is a mobile-based bidding app that fans should download on their iPhone and Android devices if they would like to participate in the auction.

Fans should ensure their phones or tablets are well charged for the game and those without smart phones may bid on iPads supplied by the Capitals at the MSE Foundation table while the auction is open.


Wilson basket

Online bidding will take place at, will start at noon on Feb. 5 and will conclude when the second intermission ends during the Caps game on Feb. 7.

The following players’ gift baskets will be available for bidding:

  • Karl Alzner
  • Nicklas Backstrom
  • Jay Beagle
  • Andre Burakovsky
  • John Carlson
  • Capture

    Ovechkin basket

    Jason Chimera

  • Taylor Chorney
  • Stanislav Galiev
  • Philipp Grubauer
  • Braden Holtby
  • Marcus Johansson
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov
  • Brooks Laich
  • Michael Latta and Tom Wilson
  • Matt Niskanen
  • Brooks Laich
  • Dmitry Orlov
  • Brooks Orpik
  • T.J. Oshie
  • Alex Ovechkin
  • Mike Richards
  • Nate Schmidt
  • Justin Williams
  • Coaches

More information on basket contents and how to bid:

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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