The Caps launched the Courage Caps program during the 2007-2008 season. According to a release sent by the team, the campaign has donated nearly $350,000 to charity through the sale of 12,000 Courage Caps in six years and more than 5,000 T-shirts in four years.
The $20 caps and T-shirts will go on sale beginning Feb. 4 at the team stores at Kettler and Verizon Center, as well as on the team’s Web site. For $50, fans can purchase a cap or shirt signed by Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, Mike Green, Braden Holtby, Alex Ovechkin or Tom Wilson. For $40, you can get the gear signed by any other individual Capitals player.
As in past years, all proceeds from the sales of the camo-inspired gear benefit the TAPS program. Here is Karl Alzner, John Carlson and Nicklas Backstrom modeling this year’s design.