April 8, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 8, 2016
Caps Fans Prepare to #RockTheRed in 2016 Playoffs Presented by Boeing
DC Mayor Bowser, Caps Owner Leonsis to Participate in #RockTheRed Fan Rally April 13
#RockTheRed Hunt, Beard-A-Thon ® and More Kick Off Postseason
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals announced today several initiatives in recognition of the 2016 playoffs presented by Boeing. Capitals fans are invited to participate in several activities to mark the postseason, including:
#RockTheRed Fan Rally
On Wednesday, April 13, at 2 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser, Events DC and the Capitals, including owner Ted Leonsis and alumni Rod Langway and Alan May, will come together to celebrate a historic regular season and the upcoming playoffs during a Capitals #RocktheRed Fan Rally at Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.
Capitals fans are invited to Carnegie Library from 1-3 p.m. to participate in the fan rally. In addition, the Capitals’ Rock the Red Ride of Fame bus will be on-site as well as Red Rockers, mascot Slapshot and food trucks. The event also features giveaways, music and other surprises.
Capitals fans are invited to participate in a playoffs #RockTheRed Hunt. Starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 11, enlarged individual letters spelling “Capitals” will be hidden at different locations throughout the Washington, D.C., region. Location clues will be released each hour until 4 p.m. through the team’s official Twitter account, @WashCaps.
Each Capitals fan who first locates an individual letter will receive two tickets to the first home game of the playoffs. Participating fans are eligible to win only one letter’s pair of tickets.
After April 11, the complete set of letters will be placed at pop-up locations throughout the city for fans to take photos with in celebration of the postseason.
Starting on Thursday, April 14, all babies born at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital during the Capitals’ postseason run will receive a complimentary Washington Capitals onesie, cap and bib. Fans can share photos of their newborns by using the #CapsPlayoffBaby hashtag on social media platforms. Medstar Health is the Official Medical Team Partner of the Washington Capitals.
In partnership with Anheuser Busch and Capital Eagle, Capitals mascot Slapshot and Red Rockers will visit 100 bars throughout the Washington, D.C., area to deliver Capitals décor, clothing and additional items in celebration of the Capitals playoff run. Participating bars located in Washington D.C. and Virginia will be offering fans drink specials on all Capitals game days. For a full list of participating bars visit WashingtonCaps.com
The Washington Capitals, in conjunction with 106.7 The Fan, are encouraging fans to participate in one of hockey’s most visible traditions – the playoff beard. The Capitals’ Beard-A-Thon® is an opportunity for fans to grow their own beard and raise money for charity, as all proceeds will benefit the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program.
By joining the Washington Capitals Beard-A-Thon, fans pledge to maintain their beard as long as the team remains in the playoffs. Fans may elect to grow a beard themselves or pledge funds to a beard grower, including Caps players, team staff and USA Warriors. All donations are tax deductible.
In addition personalities from 106.7 The Fan including John “Cakes” Auville, Eric “EB” Bickel, Chad Dukes, Danny Rouhier, and Grant Paulsen also are participating in the Capitals’ Beard-A-Thon® tradition. Fans who donate to a show host’s Beard-A-Thon® campaign while their respective show is on the air during Capitals game days will be entered to win an autographed Washington Capitals item. 106.7 The Fan is the official radio home of the Washington Capitals. The Sports Junkies are on air weekdays from 5-10 a.m., Grant and Danny from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Chad Dukes Against the World from 2-7 p.m.
To enroll in the 2016 Washington Capitals Beard-A-Thon®, visit www. washingtoncaps.com/ beginning Monday, April 11. The site allows supporters to sign up, create a profile, post beard picture updates, view their donation leaderboard and promote their cause on social media.
All proceeds will benefit the USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program. The USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, for those wounded in defense of the United States. The Program’s mission is to organize and administer an ice hockey program that provides a recreational, therapeutic experience and education. To learn more visit www.usawarriorshockey.org.
Official Caps Viewing Parties
Fans are encouraged to attend the Official Caps Viewing Party presented by Budweiser at Verizon Center. The date and time will be announced at a later date. Attendees will have a chance to participate in in-game experiences during intermissions and win premium Caps giveaways throughout the duration of the game.
Watch and Listen
Television broadcast information will be announced at a later date.
All Capitals playoff games will broadcast on CBS Radio (WJFK 106.7 The Fan) as well as on WashingtonCaps.com and on Caps Mobile app. Access the broadcast on the app by clicking the radio button in the top right corner of the home screen.
In addition to broadcasting the games, both stations will carry complete pre- and postgame shows. All games can also be heard on the new 24-hour radio channel, Caps Radio 24/7, devoted specifically to the Capitals and NHL. Caps Radio 24/7 will air Caps Talk live from 4-6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and for select weekend home game days.
Throughout the playoffs visit the Playoff Hockey Hub on WashingtonCaps.com as well as MonumentalSportsNetwork.com for the latest playoffs information. Fans are also encouraged to follow along on social media through the hashtag #RockTheRed. Get the latest news and video from team practices, pregame shows, interviews, live postgame news conferences, expert analysis and the latest viewing parting locations, contests and more.