While the Washington Capitals have been busy on the ice, skating to a 6-3 overall record. The team has been able to keep just as busy off the ice as they were able to unveil some new uniforms recently, while also making a tremendous impact in giving back to the community.
It was announced recently that the team will wear their third jersey, which is presented by Capital One and modeled after the team’s 2018 NHL Stadium Series jersey, for seven home dates during the 2020-21 season. These jerseys will be worn across the next three seasons.
The blue jerseys will be worn against each team in the East division and will debut against the New York Islanders tomorrow (Tuesday). These third jerseys feature a large W n the front of the jersey and serve as a tribute to Washington, D.C. with the Washington monument structure peaking in the middle of the W. The ‘W’ stands alone as the Capital Letter to symbolize the strength of the Nations Capital.
The Color Scheme of the third jerseys are aligned with the United States of America’s flag; which each color also representing attributes displayed by Capitals fans; red stands for dedication, white represents loyalty and blue honors community. The three stars represent Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
During the selected games, the third jersey is worn, the Capitals will honor a frontline worker, as the team’s Blue Star of the game. The Blue Star of the Game will be spotlighted, will receive a jersey and be an honor member of the game’s starting lineup in honor of their efforts during the pandemic.
The team also has been doing some tremendous work in the community as well. As through a cause called So Kids Can the players and Segal pledge $50 per Capitals win during the regular-season and $100 per win during the playoffs to Kids Power Inc.
Kids Power, Inc inspires youth leadership by promoting academic advancement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in underserved communities throughout Washington, D.C. Thanks to this program students grow and become engaged leaders in their communities.
Created in 2008 by former Capitals defenseman Mike Green and Elliot Segal, So Kids Can benefits youth-focused nonprofit organizations.
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