As promised, here’s a summary of recent community relations activities. If I missed something, add it in the comments!

Hands On Greater DC Cares Nonprofit Impact Award: After being nominated earlier this month, the Caps and Washington Capitals Charities found out last week that they were awarded the Hands On Greater DC Cares Nonprofit Impact Award for work including the Servathon at Fort Dupont Ice Arena. The Servathon was a day-long volunteer event to spruce up the rink. Greater DC Cares is the leading and largest coordinator of volunteerism in the region, working with a network of 840 nonprofits and 32,000 volunteers, so this award is a big one!

Powell Elementary School Garden: With the help of a group of Caps fans, some USDA volunteers, and students outside for recess, the garden at Powell Elementary School is finally finished. As you may recall from earlier posts, this garden was brainstormed and designed with the help of Mike Green, and Caps fans were involved in doing a back-to-school cleanup at Powell last year.

Inova Services Blood Drive: For the second straight year, Jeff Schultz will be the face of the summer blood drive, set to take place on July 23. Participants will receive a Schultz bobblehead and t-shirt, and yes, Jeff Schultz will be there! Appointments are required - visit And if you simply can’t wait to donate blood, they’re also holding a drive at Nationals Park this Saturday, June 25. Again, appointment required.

NHL Foundation Award: Tune in for the NHL Awards tonight at 7 p.m. on Versus to see if Mike Green takes home the NHL Foundation Award! For more information about Mike Green’s community efforts and award nomination, check out this post.