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June 27, 2014
Kids Club Question and Answer

Last month we asked you to submit questions for a Q&A with John Walton, the voice of the Capitals Radio Network. John calls the Play-By-Play for all Capitals games. We selected our favorite questions and John’s answers are below!

Q:  What inspired you to be a play by play radio announcer? (submitted by Bradley M.)

A:  I grew up in Minnesota, and loved watching games on TV and listening to games on the radio when I was a kid. I thought it would be the coolest job in the world to be able to go to hockey games. I still think that today, and I love what I get to do when I come to work every day.

Q:   What was the hardest/best part about coming from Hershey to the NHL? (submitted by Rachel B.)

A:  The best part about making it to the NHL is watching the best hockey players in the world. There's nothing better than watching NHL games. The hardest part about leaving Hershey was leaving all that chocolate behind. :)

Q:  What is it like traveling with the team on the road? (submitted by Greg R.)

A:  Traveling with the team is a blast. You get to see lots of great cities, and there's always a hockey game to watch everywhere we go. It's a great big world out there. I'm lucky I get to see a lot of it every season.

Caps' Radio Announcer, John Walton


June 8, 2014
Deluxe Member Skate Recap

The Caps Kids Club hosted a fun skate event on Sunday, June 8 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Deluxe members were able to skate on the ice, enjoy snacks in the party room and received a visit from Slapshot! Click the image below to see if your picture made it into our photo gallery. Everyone had a great time- keep an eye out for other Kids Club events in the future!

(Click photo to view gallery)


June 2, 2014
May "Spot the Differences!" Contest Winner
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In our May newsletter, we asked our Kids Club members to “Spot the Differences” between these two pictures of Capitals forward Jason Chimera.

The differences are:
1)    Laces on the right skate are purple instead of yellow
2)    Helmet is yellow and not a blue hockey helmet
3)    The puck was replaced with a baseball
4)    Number on the right arm is gone
5)    Middle star on the jersey is blue instead of white
6)    Hockey pants do not say Reebok

We had so many correct entries, that we had to randomly select a winner. Congratulations Elyse H. As our winner, she will receive a signed puck from May’s Kids Club Player of the Month, Jason Chimera!


May 12, 2014
April Acrostic Poem Contest Winner
Braden M. had the winning entry. Congrats Braden!

We asked our Kids Club members to write an acrostic poem using the word “CAPS” and here are some of our favorite entries. Braden M. was selected as the winner for not only a great poem, but his creative drawing. As our winner, he received a signed puck from his favorite player, Alex Ovechkin!
 
We selected the winner from many fantastic submissions. Thank you to everyone for all the great entries!
 
Elijah D.

Competitive, powerful, successful and bold
Are just a few of his many traits
Plus he's fearless, a leader, our Captain
Sasha, Ovechkin, the "GREAT 8".


Nolan W.

Come and see the Capitals Play!
Amazing Goals will make my day!
People Go and Yell and Scream!
See Why People Love our Team!


Lizzie D.


Caps are the best team
Alex Ovechkin is my favorite
Practice makes perfect
Scoring is all they do


April 10, 2014
Deluxe Kids Club Member Contest - Win Slapshot’s Jersey!

Congratulations to Dallas T. for being selected as this year’s Kids Club Biggest Fan contest winner! Dallas gets to come down on the ice after the game and receive Slapshot’s Jersey as part of the Jersey off our Backs promotion at Fan Appreciation Day game against Tampa Bay on Sunday, April 13.
 
We selected the winner from many fantastic submissions. Thank you to everyone for all the great entries!
 
Click HERE to see a photo gellery of some of our favorite submissions and photos.


February 23, 2014
Karl Alzner Appearance at Tyson's Corner Center -- Mar 9

The Washington Capitals and the Caps Kids Club were at Tyson’s Corner Center on Sunday, March 9 with defenseman Karl Alzner! Karl taught kids his secrets to shooting the puck and spent some time signing autographs for all fans in attendance. Slapshot and the Red Rockers were also there to greet everyone!

Thanks to everyone who participated and Let’s Go Caps!

Click to view photo gallery >>>


February 23, 2014
Caps Kids Day Recap -- Feb. 23

The Caps Kids Club hosted a very exciting Kids Day on Sunday, February 23, prior to the AHL Showcase between the Hershey Bears and Syracuse Crunch. 

Deluxe Kids Club Members had exclusive early access to the arena to enjoy games, a reptile display, mini golf, and face painting. Everyone loved the snakes and lizards! A few brave kids even got to try petting the reptiles!

Caps mascot Slapshot and Bears mascot Coco the Bear were also in attendance signing autographs and taking pictures with everyone.

Just before the beginning of the game, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby stopped by for an autograph session with Deluxe Kids Club Members. Lots of members brought their Holtby Tin Lunchboxes for him to sign.--

Everyone had a great time- keep an eye out for other Kids Club events in the near future! Click to view photo gallery >>>


January 17, 2014
Caps Kids Day Recap -- Jan 17

The Washington Capitals hosted Caps Kids Day at Verizon Center on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2014.

The event included games, activities, prizes, face painters, airbrush artists, spirit stations mascot hockey and so much more. Watch the Recap here >>>


November 3, 2013
Caps Kids Club Fall Skating Party Recap

The Caps Kids Club Fall skate on Nov. 3 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex was a fun event for everyone in attendance.  After a fun filled weekend of Caps wins the Kids Club members couldn’t wait to take the ice where the Caps practice. The members enjoyed the skating party and even Slapshot made an appearance out on the ice, where he skated with everyone, snapped photos with members and danced to the music.  When the kids grew tired from skating, they were able to enjoy snacks and juices boxes.   Click here to see pictures from the skating party.  (link to photo gallery) Look out for more fun events in the future!

Click to view photo gallery>>>


October 21, 2013
October Pumpkin Carving Contest Recap

Congratulations to JJ who is the Caps Kids Club winner of the October Pumpkin Carving contest.  JJ will receive two tickets to the game on Nov. 7.  Click here to see other entries.  Be sure to check out more contests in the future.

Click to view more entries >>>


September 4, 2013
Caps Kids Club Summer Photo Contest Recap

Congratulations to Ryan P. from Fairfax, VA!  Ryan is the winner of the Caps Kids Club summer photo contest.  Thank you for all the creative entries. Be sure to check out more contest in the future.


JulY 30, 2013
Summer Contest: How You Rock The Red This Summer

Show us how you Rock the Red over the summer and enter for the chance to win a visit from Slapshot! Send us a picture and a few sentences of how you are showing your Caps spirit this summer.

Entries must be submitted by: Mon., Aug 26.

Winner announced: Wed., Aug 28

Winner receives: Slapshot visit (date TBD) and Caps gift bag. Must reside within 25 mile radius of Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Another prize will be awarded to the winner if they live outside of 25 miles.

Please submit all entries to one of the following:
•    Email your entry to kidsclub@washcaps.com
•    Drop off your entry at the Capitals offices located at:
Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Attention: Caps Kids Club
627 N. Glebe Road, Suite 850
Arlington, VA 22203
8th (top) level of the Ballston Common Mall parking deck
Hours of drop off: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 Noon
Please be sure to include the following with your entry:
•    Your age
•    Your name and parent’s contact information (phone number, email and mailing address)


July 13, 2013
Caps Kids Club Fan Fest Contest Recap

Congratulations to Trenton L. who was the winner of the Caps Kids Club Fan Fest contest.  Trenton received the opportunity to have a meet and greet with Caps player Steve Oleksy during the Caps Fan Fest on Saturday, Jul. 13.


June 24, 2013
Caps Kids Club Fan Fest Contest

Win the chance to have a meet and greet with Washington Capital Steve Oleksy during the Caps Summer Fan Fest on Saturday, July 13!

It’s simple to enter!  Come up with your very own Cap-tastic baked good creation.  Be sure to take a picture and in a few sentences describe your Caps themed baked good.  All contest entries must be submitted by Tuesday, July 9.  The most creative and spirited Caps baked good wins.  Make sure to have parental supervision while baking!

Instructions to submit contest entries:
Email your entry to kidsclub@washcaps.com

Please be sure to include the following with your entry:
- Your first and last name
- Your age
- Contact information (phone number, email and mailing address)


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