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The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation‘s Military Auction presented by LIUNA benefiting Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is now open. Thursday’s Capitals game against the Pittsburgh Penguins marks the organization’s 19th annual Military Night.
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Capitals players Nic Dowd and Nick Jensen recently participated in a virtual reunion with TAPS families who had attended past Capitals and TAPS events. During the call, the families and players discussed military loved ones and hockey.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to all those grieving the death of a military loved one through peer-based emotional support, connections with grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and the 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline, all at no cost to surviving families. For more information please visit TAPS.org or call 202.588.TAPS(8277).
Military Night is an evening dedicated to honoring the men and women who have served the country in the armed forces. The Capitals will pay tribute to the military throughout the evening through in-game and intermission activities. For exclusive Military Night coverage, join the Virtual Gameday Experience presented by NBC Sports Washington at washingtoncaps.com/virtualgameday.
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As mentioned, the auction is now open and closes on Friday, May 7, at 3 PM ET.
By Della Young