Alex Ovechkin Supports Sports Charity Auction in Moscow

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Two days after partying down at his extravagant 35th birthday party, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and wife Nastya returned to the Moscow social circuit on Saturday evening, this time for the benefit of charity. The event was attended by numerous sports superstars including NHL’ers Evgeni Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk.

The event, which benefited the Kirilenko Children’s Foundation, was held at the Moscow Four Seasons. It included an auction of sports items and memorabilia to benefit the charity, which builds basketball courts for children in Russia.

The Capitals’ Captain donated a framed Capitals jersey for the auction.

One of the other items up for bid was an autographed shoe from Shaquille O’Neal. Ovi and his wife were amazed by the size 23 sneaker.

The event sponsor, former NBA star Andrey Kirilenko, posted a message on his Instagram account following the event, thanking everyone who participated in the event.

“Another charity auction of the Kirilenko for Children Foundation took place yesterday. I want to thank everyone who came and contributed, as well as all those who managed to participate in the online auction. We continue to build children’s basketball courts, develop children’s basketball and do a great good all together. Special thanks to @skazka_by_nata 🌺 and partners @boucheron for the luxurious lot provided for the lovely flowers on the tables. It was, as always, super! We have great friends, I’m already looking forward to next year #Kirilenkochildren #basketball”

Ovi’s wife Nastya posted a video outside of the hotel following the event, which was located near Red Square in Moscow. Wait for it…

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Дорогие друзья! Вчера прошёл очередной благотворительный аукцион фонда «Кириленко – детям». Хочу поблагодарить каждого, кто приехал и внёс свой вклад, а также всех тех, кто успел поучаствовать в онлайн аукционе. Мы продолжаем строить детские баскетбольные площадки, развивать детский баскетбол и делать большое доброе дело все вместе. Отдельное спасибо за прекрасные цветы на столах @skazka_by_nata 🌺 и партнеров @boucheron за предоставленный роскошный лот. Было, как всегда супер! У нас прекрасные друзья, уже жду следующий год #кириленкодетям #баскетболвезде

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🔵На ежегодном благотворительном аукционе #кириленкодетям На аукционе продаются примечательные спортивные товары, за крупные суммы, а на вырученные деньги – строят для детей баскетбольные площадки🏀 📸Фото с Александром Овечкиным , с известнейшим российским хоккеистом! Возглавивший рейтинг Forbes российских знаменитостей 🌟💰🏒 #александровечкин #благотворительныйаукцион

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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