June 22, 2018

CAPS: Fifth Season of Caps Red Line

CRL_Geico logoFifth Season of Caps Red Line to Debut on Feb. 25 on Monumental Network
Emmy-award winning program to be broadcast on NHL Network-US beginning March 3

ARLINGTON, Va. – Caps Red Line (CRL) presented by GEICO will debut its fifth season on Monumental Network (monumentalnetwork.com) on Monday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.

CRL is a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes look at the Washington Capitals. A new episode will air every Monday on Monumental Network at 2 p.m. through April 22. Each episode will also be replayed on NHL Network-US beginning March 3 at 6 p.m.

Returning for another season with CRL is Elliot Segal from DC101’s Elliot in the Morning, Professor Lou Bloomfield, Ph.D., and host Guerin Austin.

The season premiere features fan favorite “Cruisin’ presented by Pepsi Next®” with Mike Ribeiro, Forces of Hockey presented by Inova Blood Donor Services hosted by Prof. Lou Bloomfield, Ph.D. and “Professor” Troy Brouwer and Elliot’s Take with Elliot Segal from Elliot in the Morning.

CRL won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievement for Sports – Programming Series, by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS-NCCB) in 2010 and 2011.

Previous seasons of the show are available on the Caps Red Line webpage on WashingtonCaps.com and the Red Line Channel on Caps365.

The Monday, Feb. 25 episode features:

Cruisin’ presented by Pepsi Next®
Take a ride with first-year Capital Mike Ribeiro in his Bentley. Ribeiro discusses moving his family to Northern Virginia following his trade from the Dallas Stars this summer, and teaming up with captain Alex Ovechkin as an incentive to convince his children to move to Washington, D.C. Ribeiro also chats about his involvement with the local community as he visits the Rita Bright Family and Youth Center in Washington, D.C., for a Capitals Hockey School program.

X’s and O’s presented by SUBWAY® Restaurants
Assistant coaches Tim Hunter and Calle Johannson break down the saucer pass and show how it’s a part of the offensive rush.

GEICO All Access
Go behind the scenes with the Capitals players and general manager George McPhee during their visit to the Canadian Embassy for the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. The group discusses the Canadian ‘delicacies’ and what an honor it was to watch a once-in-a-lifetime historical event.

Forces of Hockey presented by Inova Blood Donor Services
Hosted by Professor Lou Bloomfield, Ph.D. and “Professor” Troy Brouwer
Professor Lou and Professor Brouwer discuss the importance of one-timers and the science behind the quick reacting and highly effective method of shooting the puck.

Elliot’s Take On…
Hosted by Elliot of DC 101’s Elliot in the Morning
Elliot Segal, host of Elliot in the Morning, gives viewers a behind the scenes look at the Capitals Fan Appreciation Event and open practice at Verizon Center. Segal helped out a fan with his original Rod Langway stick, enjoyed the free concessions and took to the ice to ask the Caps players the hardest hitting questions, including one that led to a now infamous dance by Troy Brouwer.

Original show listings dates and times on MonumentalNetwork.com:
Monday, Feb. 25 2 p.m.
Monday, March 4 2 p.m.
Monday, March 11 2 p.m.
Monday, March 18 2 p.m.
Monday, March 25 2 p.m.
Monday, April 1 2 p.m.
Monday, April 8 2 p.m.
Monday, April 15 2 p.m.
Monday, April 22 2 p.m.

CAPS: Washington Capitals Build Playground in One Day (Photos)

“The playground that I played on as a kid my parents built. They helped kind of like this, the community got together and built our little playground.” – Caps Defenseman Mike Green

Caps Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Brooks Laich Elliot Segal and Monumental Sports and Entertainment Regional Sales Manager Paul Pitcher – Washington Capitals and So Kids Can partnered with KaBOOM! and ARHA to replace the playground at S.T.A.R.S. Playground at Hopkins-Tancil Court in Old Town Alexandria, September 13, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

So Kids Can founders Mike Green and Elliot Segal from the Elliot in the Morning show and So Kids Can supporters Nicklas Backstrom and Brooks Laich joined more than 200 volunteers from the Washington Capitals and the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the local community on Thursday, September 13 to build a new playground at the S.T.A.R.S. Playground at Hopkins-Tancil Court in Old Town Alexandria. The new playground’s design is based on drawings created by children who participated in a Design Day event in August. [Read more…]

Washington Capitals and Elliot Segal Participate in Playground Design Day

Elliot Segal from the Elliot in the Morning show participates in the S.T.A.R.S. Playground at Hopkins-Tancil Court design day at the Charles Houston Recreation Center in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, Aug. 15. (Photo Courtesy of Washington Capitals)

Washington Capitals and Elliot Segal Participate in Playground Design Day

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals and mascot Slapshot, So Kids Can co-founder Elliot Segal from the Elliot in the Morning show, the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) and organizers from KaBOOM! hosted a playground design day for children at the Charles Houston Recreation Center in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, Aug. 15. The Capitals and So Kids Can are partnering with KaBOOM! and ARHA to build a playground at the Hopkins-Tancil Court development in Old Town in September.

The new S.T.A.R.S. Playground will provide hundreds of children in the Alexandria community with a safe place to play. Currently the existing playground equipment is outdated, not wheel chair accessible and in need of replacement.

During the design session Segal, Slapshot and 40 children from the neighborhood sketched their dream playgrounds. Elements from their drawings will be incorporated into the final design of the new playground to be built by So Kids Can participants Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, Brooks Laich and Segal along with 200 volunteers on Thursday, Sept. 13. The playground planning committee, which has been meeting since early January, will now have the next four weeks to finalize plans and prepare for the construction of the new playground and related side projects to create a unique family space.

Funds for the playground were raised through So Kids Can during the 2011-12 season. Capitals defenseman Green and Segal created the So Kids Can program in 2008 to benefit youth focused, nonprofit organizations. Last season Capitals forwards Backstrom and Laich also joined the cause.

The playground will be the second built by KaBOOM!, the Washington Capitals and So Kids Can. More than $75,000 was donated to KaBOOM! during the 2010-11 season to help build a Caps-themed playground at Associates for Renewal In Education in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C. That site now serves more than 600 community members.

Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority
The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) is a public agency that has established itself in Virginia as a leader in the provision, preservation and expansion of high quality affordable housing and the empowerment of low and moderate income families in the city of Alexandria. ARHA owns and manages 883 units of publicly assisted housing. Of this total number 713 are family assisted units with another 170 units for elderly and disabled individuals. ARHA also provides educational and career advancement opportunities to residents through social service programs in an effort to help residents on a path of self-sufficiency. Of the over 7,000 residents served, roughly 1/7th are children ages 4 to 17. Operating under the slogan of “Building Community Partnerships” ARHA takes great pride in working with a diverse group of partners to deliver value added programs and services to residents. For more information, visit www.ARHA.us.

KaBOOM!
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to saving play. Children today spend less time playing outdoors than any previous generation, a fact that is having disastrous consequences on their health, achievement levels, and overall well-being. To fight this play deficit, social entrepreneur Darell Hammond founded non-profit KaBOOM! in 1996 in Washington, D.C. with a vision of creating a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Since then, KaBOOM! has mapped over 89,000 places to play, built more than 2,100 playgrounds, and successfully advocated for play policies in hundreds of cities across the country. KaBOOM! also provides communities with online tools to self-organize and take action to support play on both a local and national level. Hammond chronicles the founding of the organization and the importance of the cause of play in his The New York Times Best Seller KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play. The book details how businesses and communities can work together to save play for children across the country. All author proceeds support KaBOOM!. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., KaBOOM! also has offices in Chicago and San Mateo, Calif. For more information, visit www.kaboom.org.

Washington Capitals mascot Slapshot interacts with children during the S.T.A.R.S. Playground at Hopkins-Tancil Court design day at the Charles Houston Recreation Center in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, Aug. 15. (Photo Courtesy of Washington Capitals)

The Capitals and So Kids Can are partnering with KaBOOM! and ARHA to replace the playground at S.T.A.R.S. Playground at Hopkins-Tancil Court in Old Town in September. (Photo Courtesy of Washington Capitals)

Emmy-Winning “Caps Red Line” on NHL Network

Missing the Washington Capitals? Tune in to NHL Network starting tonight to watch Caps Red Line.

EMMY-WINNING “CAPS RED LINE” TO AIR ON NHL NETWORK

NEW YORK (July 26, 2012) – Caps Red Line presented by GEICO, a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes look at the Washington Capitals, will re-air its fourth season nationally for the first time on NHL Network beginning on Tuesday, July 31, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

The show, which airs on Comcast SportsNet during the regular season, won the Emmy Award in 2010 and 2011 for Outstanding Program Achievement for Sports – Programming Series, by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS-NCCB).

Caps Red Line presented by GEICO is comprised of a number of segments each week, including:

GEICO All Access
A behind-the-scenes look at your favorite Caps players and events.

Cruisin’ presented by Inova Blood Donor Services An intimate first-person drive with Capitals’ players, alumni and other special guests as they discuss life in the nation’s capital.

X’s and O’s presented by SUBWAY® Restaurants Capitals players and coaches break down strategies, plays and key moments of the season.

Forces of Hockey presented by Herb Gordon Subaru Hosted by Professor Lou Bloomfield, Ph.D., a physics professor at the University of Virginia, this segment discusses the physics of the game with the help of Capitals forward Troy Brouwer.

Elliot’s Take On…
Hosted by Elliot of DC 101’s Elliot in the Morning, Elliot gives viewers his unique perspective on everything related to Capitals hockey.

Cap-to-Cap
Caps players answer questions from each other in this candid, unconventional interview segment.

Caps Kids Club Red Light Trivia
How well do you know your Washington Capitals?

Fans also may watch archived Caps Red Line episodes online by visiting WashingtonCaps.com and the Red Line Channel on Caps365. For a preview of the fourth season of Caps Red Line, click here.

Caps Red Line presented by GEICO NHL Network Schedule (all times ET and subject to change)

Tuesday, July 31 6:00 p.m. Episode 1
Tuesday, July 31 6:30 p.m. Episode 2
Tuesday, Aug. 7 6:00 p.m. Episode 3
Tuesday, Aug. 7 6:30 p.m. Episode 4
Tuesday, Aug. 14 6:00 p.m. Episode 5
Tuesday, Aug. 14 6:30 p.m. Episode 6
Tuesday, Aug. 28 6:00 p.m. Episode 7
Tuesday, Aug. 28 6:30 p.m. Episode 8
TBD, September TBD Episode 9

For more information and the latest NHL Network schedule, please visit nhlnetwork.com.

CAPS: Ovechkin, May and Elliot Shop for Toys for Tots

Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin, with the help of Capitals alumnus and Comcast SportsNet analyst Alan May, Elliot Segal from DC101’s Elliot in the Morning, the GEICO Gecko and three U.S. Marines, shopped at Toys “R” Us for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation on Friday, Dec. 2.

U.S. Marines Cpl Arnold, LCpl Forsythe and LCpl Brown are all hockey fans and were excited to be part of the event as well as meet Alex Ovechkin and Alan May.

Toys for Tots Shopping: Elliot Segal, Alex Ovechkin, Alan May with U.S. Marines - Shopping was successful (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

The groups filled up many shopping carts with all types of toys, mostly for the 3-12 age range, spending $10,000 donated by Washington Capitals Charities.

Toys for Tots Shopping: LCpl Brown with lots of goodies for kids (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: LCpl Forsythe and Ovechkin found the CSI section (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: Cpl Arnold and Segal shopping for Matchbox cars (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

“It’s about getting as many toys as we can turn over for Toys for Tots and load up as many kids for the holidays as possible,” started Elliot Segal. “The Marine Corps does a great job, they come out with us every year. The Caps do an awesome job of giving us about $10-15,000. We’re just running around the store, grabbing as many toys as possible and making a day of it.”

Toys for Tots Shopping: LCpl Forsythe and Alan May shopping for Barbie toys (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: Ovechkin picked up some Redskins footballs (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Alex Ovechkin said that he loved to shop for toys. “It’s too bad when I was a little kid we don’t have this kind of stuff [Toys for Tots] in Moscow, in Russia.  I think the kids will be happy to get the presents. I think what we get right now is pretty cool stuff. It’s going to be a good time for the kids.”

Toys for Tots Shopping: Marines as "Captain America" for John Carlson (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: Ovechkin and Segal try out the razors (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

No worries, Ovi didn’t really ride the Razor. He thought he might hurt himself and George [McPhee] wouldn’t be very happy. I’m glad Ovechkin thought that through.

Toys for Tots Shopping: Alan May does not like Penguins and knocked all of these onto the floor (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Alan May made it very clear that he does not like Penguins. Even though “Happy Feet” is a cute penguin, he is still a penguin. May dropped kicked a few little Happy Feet and then knocked all of the big ones off the shelves. It was fantastic.

Toys for Tots Shopping: Ovechkin found some cool dinosaur stuff (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: Marines battle with light sabers (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: Marine Alan May loaded cart with hockey toys (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

“During the holiday season, there are children that never have a present under their tree so this is vitally important that the community get involved,” said Alan May. “I love the fact that the Capitals and Capitals Charities are involved in making sure that people go through the holidays and have something.”

Toys for Tots Shopping: Alan May handed Ovechkin a Justin Bieber T-shirt (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: It doesn't appear that Ovechkin is a Justin Bieber fan (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: Elliot in the Morning ready to start shopping (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: LCpl Forsythe and Ovechkin (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: Alan May found fun stuffed animals (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: No Capitals, Nationals or Redskins! We spoke to the store manager about ordering some. (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: GEICO Gecko (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: Alan May picked this one in honor of Mike Green's Vespa as seen on 24/7 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: Ovechkin and Marine picking up some girly stuff (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: Marines loading truck with toys (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Toys for Tots Shopping: Marines and JK Moving (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

The shopping spree kicked off the Capitals’ Toy Drive presented by GEICO, which is taking place at the Dec. 9 game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to the F Street entrance of Verizon Center before the game. The first 2,000 fans to bring a toy or make a monetary donation will receive a free poster of Alex Ovechkin.

All of the toys bought during the shopping trip and collected at the Capitals’ Toy Drive on Dec. 9 will be distributed as holiday gifts to children in need in the Washington, D.C., area. JK Moving and Storage Inc. will provide a truck to transport the toys to the Toys for Tots warehouse.

This is the third-consecutive year that the Caps have shopped for toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation at Toys “R” Us. Last season Caps center Brooks Laich participated and the year before forward Mike Knuble shopped for the cause with his family.

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CAPS: Kid Rock Donates to Elliot Segal and Mike Green’s So Kids Can

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green presents Kid Rock with a personalized Caps jersey at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md., on Nov. 16. (Photo Courtesy of the Capitals)

Official Capitals Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 17, 2011

The Kid Rock Foundation Donates to So Kids Can

ARLINGTON, Va. – On Nov. 16 recording artist Kid Rock announced that So Kids Can would be a beneficiary of a grant from the Kid Rock Foundation. So Kids Can co-founders Mike Green, Washington Capitals defenseman, and Elliot Segal of the Elliot in the Morning Show, along with KaBOOM! staff members Meredith Darche and Jen Anderson joined Kid Rock at a press conference prior to his concert at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md., for the announcement.

“We’re so thankful to Kid Rock for this donation,” said Green. “I know there are a lot of worthwhile charities in the D.C. area and I’m honored that he chose So Kids Can for this grant.”

Green and Segal created the So Kids Can program in 2008 to benefit youth-focused, nonprofit organizations. This season Caps forwards Nicklas Backstrom and Brooks Laich have also joined the cause.

For the second-straight year So Kids Can will partner with KaBOOM! to raise money to build a Capitals-themed playground for an underserved community in the Washington metropolitan area. KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to saving play across the country and is best known for its all-volunteer, done-in-a-day playground builds. Once So Kids Can meets its fundraising goal and a site has been selected, Caps fans will be invited to take part in the playground construction alongside Green, Segal, Backstrom and Laich and members of the local community.

To raise money for So Kids Can, the Caps players will tally their goals and assists throughout the course of the regular season. At the end of the year, the players will split the totals three ways and each will donate $100 for each goal and $50 for each assist. During the playoffs Backstrom, Green and Laich will double the stakes, donating $200 per goal and $100 per assist. At the end of the season Segal will donate the same amount as each of the players donated. Caps fans and local businesses are also encouraged to get in on the playground action.

To date, So Kids Can has raised nearly $170,000 for charity. In its inaugural year, nearly $30,000 was donated to Pediatric Prosthetics, an organization that helps families throughout the United States who have children who have either lost a limb or have congenital limb deficiency. Those funds were distributed to children in need in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. During the 2009-10 season, So Kids Can raised more than $65,000 for Dr. Bear’s Toy Closet at Children’s National Medical Center. That money was used by the hospital to help refurbish a playroom and to provide video game consoles, video games, electronics, toys and games to be used by patients. More than $75,000 was donated to KaBOOM! during the 2010-11 season to help build a Caps-themed playground at Associates for Renewal In Education in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Kid Rock has just kicked off a club tour across the country. Along every stop, he will donate money to local charities, causes and individuals via the Kid Rock Foundation and a team of Detroit titans, to show support for other cities in need, and to show that Detroit, while experiencing its own difficulties, still has the power to unite to help others around the country. Radio station partners in each tour market will help determine those individuals and organizations in need. In Silver Spring, the show benefitted local charities The Family Place and So Kids Can. In honor of Veterans Day, Kid Rock also invited local veterans to the show as special guests.

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, KaBOOM! staff members Jen Anderson and Meredith Darche, Kid Rock and Elliot in the Morning’s Elliot Segal at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md., on Nov. 16. (Photo Courtesy of Capitals)

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