The whole city of Washington is getting behind their Capitals as they take on the defending champion Penguins in the second round. Now the Capitals have made it easier for fans to get involved with the team with tons of activities. Plus, read further to see what you’ll be getting if you have tickets to Game 1 or 2.
FROM THE CAPITALS MEDIA RELEASE
The Washington Capitals announced today several new and on-going initiatives in recognition of Second Round of the Washington Capitals 2017 Playoffs presented by Boeing. Capitals fans are invited to participate in the activities to mark the postseason, including:
Capitals fans are invited to participate in a playoffs #RockTheRed Hunt. Starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, commemorative Game 1 WSH vs. PIT match-up pucks will be hidden at different locations throughout the Washington, D.C., region.
Each fan who locates a puck will receive a pair of tickets to Game 1.
Location clues and updates will be released the morning of April 27 through the team’s official Twitter account, @Capitals.
Playoff Stress Yoga
Capitals yoga instructor Kelly Moore will host a playoff stress yoga session on the morning of all playoff week day games on the rooftop of Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The one-hour workouts begin at 6:30 a.m. and are free and open to the public. Fans are asked to RSVP at Washingtoncaps.com/Yoga.
All babies born at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital during the Capitals’ postseason run will receive a complimentary Washington Capitals package including a blanket, hat and gift for the mother. Fans can share photos of their newborns by using the #CapsPlayoffBaby hashtag on social media platforms. Medstar Health is the Official Medical Team Partner of the Washington Capitals.
Fans who attend Game 1 on Thursday, April 27, will receive LED Foam Sticks courtesy of Boeing; fans who attend Game 2 on Saturday, April 29, will receive rally towels.
The Washington Capitals, in conjunction with DC 101 and iHeartMedia, are encouraging fans to participate in one of hockey’s most visible traditions – the playoff beard. The Capitals’ Beard-A-Thon® is an opportunity for fans to grow their own beard and raise money for charity, as all proceeds will benefit Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation.
By joining the Washington Capitals Beard-A-Thon, fans pledge to maintain their beard as long as the team remains in the playoffs. Fans may elect to grow a beard themselves or pledge funds to a beard grower, including Caps players. In addition Elliot in the Morning Show host Elliot Segal also is participating in the Capitals’ Beard-A-Thon® tradition. All donations are tax deductible.
Fans who pledge $10 or more to a Capitals player will be entered to win a team signed jersey as well as two tickets to a game during the 2017-18 season featuring an Olympia ride.
To enroll in the 2017 Washington Capitals Beard-A-Thon®, visit WashCaps.com/Beards. The site allows supporters to sign up, create a profile, post beard picture updates, view their donation leaderboard and promote their cause on social media.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation supports the charitable efforts of the professional teams under its umbrella: the Washington Capitals, Mystics, Valor and Wizards and the Baltimore Brigade. MSE is committed to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and focuses on the following five pillars to maximize its impact and engagement with the community: youth basketball, football and hockey, education and scholarship, pediatric health and fitness, military and veterans’ affairs and hunger and homelessness.
Caps Playoff Practices
Fans are encouraged to attend the Capitals playoff practices throughout the series. Activities will be set up on the mezzanine level of Kettler Capitals Iceplex for children, with Red Rockers and mascot Slapshot in attendance. Practice dates and times will be posted on CapitalsToday.com.
School Playoff Pep Rallies and Hockey School
The Capitals will host pep rallies at select schools in the region, including at Riverdale Elementary in Riverdale, Md., on May 1. In addition the Caps will host a playoff Hockey School assembly at Stewart Weller Elementary School in Ashburn, Va., on April 27.
Visit the Playoff Hockey Hub at WashingtonCaps.com/playoffs for the latest playoffs information. Fans are also encouraged to follow along on social media through the hashtag #RockTheRed. Get the latest news and video from team practices, pregame shows, interviews, live postgame news conferences, expert analysis and the latest viewing party locations, contests and more.
By Michael Marzzacco