Nic And Paige Dowd Announce Dowd’s Crowd Holiday Fundraiser

Nic and Paige Dowd are holding a Dowd’s Crowd holiday fundraiser aimed at raising money to benefit families in the DC Public Schools autism community.

Items fans can bid on include virtual meet and greets, signed sticks and more.


ARLINGTON, Va. – Capitals forward Nic Dowd and his wife Paige, through MSE Foundation, have launched a Dowd’s Crowd holiday fundraiser benefitting families in the DC Public Schools (DCPS) autism community. The auction is currently open at and concludes Friday, Dec. 18, at 3 p.m. Proceeds will be used to purchase gift cards and spread holiday cheer to the families.

Select items available at auction in the fundraiser include a 15-minute holiday-themed Zoom call with Nic Dowd and teammate Garnet Hathaway intended for up to five children accompanied by five adults, a stick signed by Dowd, a Capitals jersey signed by T.J. Oshie, and autographed photos by select Capitals players.

In addition, fans can donate pre-determined amounts to the fundraiser, starting at $10. Fans can also purchase an autographed Dowd photo for $100. There is also a virtual meet and greet for up to eight guests with Nic and Paige Dowd available for $1,000. In addition, there is an experience that includes two of the Dowd’s personal lower-bowl tickets to a future Capitals home game and post-game meet and greet with Dowd for $1,500.

The Dowds created Dowd’s Crowd in 2018 to provide the opportunity for children with sensory issues to be able to attend and enjoy a Caps game. The Dowds believe that all Caps fans should feel comfortable in the stands and they wanted to help make that happen. Tickets and a Dowd’s Crowd branded sensory kit are provided to recipients and the Dowds meet the families postgame. The Dowds were inspired to launch the program due to Paige’s education in Speech Pathology in college.

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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