Caps Host Pick-a-Stick Night

Posted March 5, 2013

The Ricks family pose with their sticks. (Photos by Barbara Banks)

Not only were Caps fans treated to some awesome hockey and a big 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins tonight at the Verizon Center, they also had the opportunity to Pick-a-Stick. For $80, fans could choose a signed Washington Capitals hockey stick from a line-up of 250 sticks, all in the name of charity. All of the sticks were signed by a Caps player except for five special unsigned sticks. The five lucky fans that chose those sticks had the opportunity to meet Caps center Mike Ribeiro and have him sign it personally after the game.

Twenty-nine year old Samantha Millman picks a stick each year. “It’s cool to get something signed and hockey related. I participate in all of the Caps Care events.”

Each with a brand new signed hockey stick, the Ricks family pose for the photo above. “It’s a chance to get some memorabilia and it’s fun,” they all agreed.

The Pick-a-Stick program benefits The Monumental Sports and Entertainment Foundation which supports the charitable efforts of the Capitals (Caps Care), Mystics and Wizards throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Ted Leonsis is the founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports and Entertainment.

This annual campaign is one of the many Caps Care programs. Last year, Pick-a-Stick raised $18,770. The Washington Capitals organization is dedicated to supporting local charities and nonprofit organizations through the donation of Caps memorabilia.


Samantha Millman picks her stick.


One of the youngest of fans has a chance to pick-a-stick for daddy.