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Washington Capitals Announce So Kids Can Starting Lineup Auction

September 20, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va. - Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Elliot in the Morning Show announced today the second consecutive  So Kids Can Starting Lineup auction, featuring the opportunity for the winner to meet Capitals head coach Barry Trotz and announce the Capitals' starting lineup in the Capitals locker room prior to the team's preseason game against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

All proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® (KMMC/RMCM).

Bidding starts at $250 and can be entered by visiting  https://hand.bid/sokidscan or downloading the Handbid app to Apple and Android devices. To download the free app, search for "Handbid" in the Apple App Store or Google Play and follow the app's instructional prompts. The auction will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22. The experience will be captured by Monumental Sports Network. 

During the 2017-18 season Capitals forwards  Nicklas Backstrom and  Tom Wilson and goaltender  Braden Holtby, along with Elliot Segal from the Elliot in the Morning show, will raise money for KMMC/RMCM through So Kids Can. Each player and Segal will donate $50 per Capitals win during the regular season and $100 per Capitals win during the playoffs.

So Kids Can was created in 2008 by former Capitals defenseman Mike Green and Elliot Segal to benefit youth-focused, nonprofit organizations. Backstrom and former Caps forward Brooks Laich joined the cause in 2011, former Caps defenseman Karl Alzner and Holtby joined in 2015 and Wilson joined in 2017. To date, So Kids Can has donated more than $350,000 to charity. Most recently, the 2016-17 So Kids Campaign raised $30,267.88 for Martha's Table.

In 2016, the KMMC/RMCM provided 1,158 patient visits to underserved kids in D.C. Wards 4-8. This mobile "doctor's office on wheels" provides improved access to quality health care where children need it most - in their community. All children under the age of 21 are eligible for care, whether or not they have medical insurance. Free health care services include: primary care, newborn exams, well child visits, immunizations and ophthalmic exams, as well as social service and mental health consultations. The KMMC/RMCM is unique in its holistic approach to providing health care, delivering not only comprehensive primary care but preventive care through education and advocacy.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC (RMHCDC)
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Washington, DC, a non-profit, 501 (C) (3), eases the hardship of children's illness on families through programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Through its three core programs: two Ronald McDonald Houses®, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®, and two Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles®; RMHCDC keeps families with sick children together and close to the medical care their child needs at leading local hospitals. RMHCDC programs not only provide access to quality health care, they enable family-centered care ensuring families are fully supported and actively involved in their children's care. For more information, visit rmhcdc.org.

Watch a recap of last year's So Kids Can Starting Lineup winner's experience here: