Capitals Players and MSE Foundation to Host Courage Caps Skating Party for TAPS at MedStar Capitals Iceplex Nov. 14

The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation will host nearly 100 surviving military children and adult loved ones who have found healing through the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) for an event at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Thursday, Nov. 14.


TAPS families will skate with American players Travis Boyd, Nic Dowd, Garnet Hathaway, Nic Jensen, and T.J. Oshie from 4-5 p.m. Capitals mascot Slapshot and the All Caps Crew also will participate.

The event is being held in conjunction with the 2019-20 Courage Caps campaign in partnership with LiUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America. Courage Caps and shirts are being sold online at and at the Team Stores at MedStar Capitals Iceplex and Capital One Arena during the month of November. Courage T-shirts are available for $20 each, Courage Caps for $25 each and ¾ Sleeve Raglan Tees for $30 each. Click here to purchase.

In addition to Courage Caps, Monumental Sports is encouraging players, employees and fans to support TAPS across its myriad of platforms both online and in-arena in November. Additionally, proceeds from the 50/50 raffle at Wizards and Capitals games, “Round up at the Register” at the Team Stores at Capital One Arena and ESA, the Capitals Veterans Day Jersey Auction and a monthly grant by the MSE Foundation will benefit TAPS. Fans can also click here to make a direct donation.

WHO:                    Washington Capitals American players Travis Boyd, Nic Dowd, Garnet  Hathaway, Nick Jensen, and T.J. Oshie

WHAT:                  Skating party with surviving military families assisted by TAPS to launch Courage Caps

WHEN:                  Thursday, Nov 11, 4-5 p.m.

WHERE:                MedStar Capital Iceplex

Photos from past events

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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