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Washington Capitals Announce So Kids Can Starting Lineup Auction

September 19, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 19, 2018                                   

Winner to announce the starting lineup in the Caps locker room on Sept. 30

ARLINGTON, Va. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Elliot in the Morning Show announced today the third-consecutive So Kids Can Starting Lineup Auction. The auction features the opportunity for the winner to meet Capitals head coach Todd Reirden and determine the starting lineup. The winner will then announce the starters to the team in the Capitals locker room prior to the preseason game against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, Sept. 30.  

All proceeds will benefit The Heart of America Foundation.  

Bidding starts at $250 and can be entered by visiting 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 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. The experience will be captured by Monumental Sports Network. 

During the 2018-19 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 Heart of America 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 nearly $400,000 to charity. Most recently, the 2017-18 So Kids Campaign raised $41,604.00 for Kids Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald House Charities.

About The Heart of America Foundation

The Heart of America Foundation®, a national nonprofit headquartered in the Washington, D.C., Metro area, transforms spaces into modern learning environments so that students and communities can learn and grow. Through its educational space transformation program, the Heart of America revitalizes technology labs, school libraries, gyms and other educational spaces in under-resourced communities into vital and vibrant centers of learning. Since 1997, Heart of America has provided children in need with more than four million library and take-home books and vital technology and has transformed more than 400 educational spaces nationwide. The organization has engaged volunteers in more than one million hours of service to communities across the country. For more information, please visit