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Mystery Mini-Helmets Raises Nearly $18,000 for Washington Capitals Charities

Tuesday, 05.3.2011 / 8:35 AM ET / Community
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Mystery Mini-Helmets Raises Nearly $18,000 for Washington Capitals Charities

The Washington Capitals raised $17,920 for Washington Capitals Charities through the team’s first Mystery Mini-Helmets fundraiser, which took place at the Caps game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on May 1. The fundraiser featured 450 Capitals replica mini-helmets, autographed by various Capitals players that sold for $40 each. The mini-helmets went on sale at 6 p.m. when the doors opened to Verizon Center and sold out before the start of the game.

The Caps mini-helmets were packaged in red bags with tissue paper so fans did not know whose autograph they received until after they had made their purchase. Five of the 450 mini-helmets were not signed, and the fans who selected those got to meet head coach Bruce Boudreau after the game.

Congratulations to James April, Rob Craig, Remy Eagan, Peter Kendrich and Neil Shukin, the inaugural Mystery Mini-Helmets winners. These Caps fans had their mini-helmets signed personally for them by Boudreau after the game. The Capitals would like to thank all of the fans who helped make Mystery Mini-Helmets a success.