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Caps Raise $39,521 on Hockey Fights Cancer Night
Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation held a jersey auction for the Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday during the Caps game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
This was hosted to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Area Chapter. During warm-ups, the Caps wore a special game-issued jersey that included a “Hockey Fights Cancer” patch. The jerseys were the traditional home red with lavender replacing the white lettering for the players’ numbers and names. Lavender was used as it is the color representing all forms of cancer.
“To be a part of that stuff and involved in that is a great feeling, for all of us not just myself,” Steve Oleksy said. ”Its super cool and it is all for a great cause.”
“Its a great charity,” said team captain Alex Ovechkin.
The auctioning started when the doors opened at 6 PM and concluded after the second period. According to Monumental Sports and Entertainment Foundation, the jersey auction raised $39,521.