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Photos by Barbara Banks
Although the Caps fell to the Ducks, 3-2, Monday night at Verizon Center, all was not lost. Caps’ fans had the opportunity to participate in some special holiday activities to benefit worthy causes such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Monumental Sports and Entertainment Foundation. There were also some great photo ops with Slapshot Santa, the Red Rockers dressed like Santa’s helpers, and making his Washington Capitals debut, Soberman.
Soberman, an anti-DUI superhero, is proud to carry the banner of the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign. He is joined in his crime-fighting mission by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department. The animated superhero, who prefers to remain anonymous, was on his last holiday appearance at the sold-out Caps game. He had previously appeared at “Mission: Wizard Fans” and “Operation: Clarendon” to promote his anti-DUI message.
Fans at the Green Turtle were the first to meet Soberman prior to the game. Prizes were given to those who had planned a safe and sober way home. He moved on to the main concourse where he delighted Caps’ fans with his superhero persona. He posed for pictures and urged fans to spread his crime-fighting message via Twitter, Instagram and other social media. Fans could post a picture of Soberman and tag #soberman for a chance to win a John Wall or Alex Ovechkin bobblehead.
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