MSE Foundation Announces Hockey Fights Cancer Stick Salute Auction

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Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation will host an auction featuring signed hockey sticks with lavender tape used during a stick salute at the Capitals Nov. 23 game vs. the Detroit Red Wings, autographed lavender player name plates, a team signed Hockey Fights Cancer jersey, and additional items. 

Prior to the puck drop, the Capitals and the Red Wings will participate in a league-wide hockey Fights Cancer moment with the sticks. Players from each team will tape their sticks with lavender tape. The players will perform a Stick Tap Salute to honor the patients and families of those battling or moving past cancer, with fans invited to turn on the flashlights on their cell phones to join the salute.

The auction opens at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and will conclude at the end of the second intermission of the Capitals game on Friday, Nov. 30.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit Flashes of Hope, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Fans interested in bidding will need to download the Handbid app on their iPhone and Android devices or online by clicking here.

In addition, fans can visit to make a donation to the cause throughout the month.

Hockey Fights Cancer, a joint initiative between the NHL and NHLPA, takes place throughout the month of November. The annual campaign has been uniting the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families since 1998, with 2018 marking the campaign’s 20th anniversary.

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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