September 20, 2019

CAPS: Washington Capitals Host Winter Blood Drive

Donating Blood = Saving Lives  Thank you to the Caps fans whom have donated blood in the past making the Caps Inova Blood Drives the most successful blood donation campaign hosted by any sports team in the Washington, DC area.

“Donating blood makes a significant difference and helps save lives,” said Capitals defenseman Mike Green, who was involved in a previous blood drive. “This is an important issue where everyone can help. I encourage all Caps fans to come out, participate and help others.”

WHO:  CAPS FANS NEEDED! 

WHAT: INOVA and Washington Capitals Winter Blood Drive

WHERE: Kettler Capitals Iceplex – 627 N. Glebe Road, Suite 800, Arlington, VA  22203

WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HOW: Donors can make an appointment now by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) or sign up online at www.inova.org/donateblood. Click on the “Schedule an Appointment” button (on the right side), and use sponsor code 7441 to find the Capitals drive. Appointments are required and walk-ins will not be permitted to donate. There is limited space available – only the first 500 fans to sign up will be able to participate. The entire donation process takes approximately one hour.

WHY:  The gift of life. And as a bonus: Donors will receive a limited edition Slapshot bobblehead and a t-shirt.

In addition donors will have the opportunity to take a photo with Santa Slapshot from 9-10 a.m., 12-1 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. in a winter wonderland scene. One free photo and a picture frame will be provided to each donor.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO FOR DONORS:

To give blood, you must be feeling generally well on the day of your donation, be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the past eight weeks (56 days). There is a one week wait to donate after any tattoos or body piercings. There are other factors that may affect your eligibility to give blood; any questions can be answered by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES or by visiting www.inova.org/donatebloodAspects of each potential donor’s health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected. Each donor receives a brief examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin (iron level) are measureOne blood donation can save up to three lives and there is an immediate need for all blood types. More than 250 blood and platelet donations are needed every day, year-round, for patients in area hospitals. Blood and platelets help many people, including trauma patients, surgery patients, newborn babies, cancer patients and transplant patients. Inova Blood Donor Services is the major supplier of blood products in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

NATS: Washington Nationals 2nd Summer Blood Drive

Washington Nationals Team Up With Inova Blood Donor Services
for Second Blood Drive of the Summer

WHAT: The Washington Nationals, in partnership with Inova Blood Donor Services, will host their second blood drive of the summer on Saturday, August 25 in the Nationals Park Conference Center from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those who donate blood will receive two tickets to a future Nationals game and an exclusive Nationals T-shirt, as well as opportunities to win autographed memorabilia and take a behind-the-scenes tour of Nationals Park.

Inova Blood Donor Services supplies lifesaving blood and blood products to 15 different hospitals in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Blood donations make a difference in the lives of cancer patients, trauma patients, newborns suffering from complications, as well as those undergoing surgery or receiving an organ transplant. More than 250 units of blood are required daily to meet the needs of local patients and as many as three lives may be saved with every donation.

Appointments to donate blood are required. Interested donors should call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (256-6372) or visit inova.org/donateblood.

WHEN: Saturday, August 25
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Nationals Park Conference Center – 1500 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

PARKING: Blood donors may park for FREE in Nationals Park’s Lot B, located at the corner of South Capitol Street and N Street, SE. Donors should enter the ballpark through the Center Field Gate.

CAPS: Washington Capitals Alumni Play in 4th Annual Charity Hockey Classic

Missing hockey? Get your tickets now for the Fourth Annual Charity Hockey Classic on September 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

“Give blood, play hockey.”

Washington Capital Alumni Squad to Debut at Fourth Annual Charity Hockey Classic Benefitting Inova Blood Donor Services
Tickets now on sale for Sunday, September 9 event at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

ARLINGTON, VA – Inova Blood Donor Services is asking the local community to “give blood, play hockey” as they host their fourth annual fundraising event, the Charity Hockey Classic, which will — for the first time — feature members of the Washington Capitals Alumni facing off against three local teams, including two-time defending champion Virginia Coaching Cardinals on Sunday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

Admission to see the Capitals Alumni compete in this round-robin tournament against the Booz Allen Minutemen, Northern Virginia Law Enforcers and Coaching Cardinals is $10 per person and FREE for kids. All fans are encouraged to wear their hockey jerseys.

“The fourth Charity Hockey Classic promises to be another spirited day of competition and charitable giving by the local hockey community,” said Charity Hockey Classic Chairman Adam Bartholomew. “We are thrilled and grateful to welcome the Washington Capitals Alumni program for the first time and appreciate the support of our two returning squads along with the Northern Virginia Law Enforcers for their support of our mission to provide a safe and adequate blood supply to the entire DC metro area.”

The Capitals alumni team, which will also include some front office staffers, is in the process of assembling with a final team roster anticipated later this month. Current Washington Capitals teammates Matt Hendricks and Jeff Schultz have offered their support in the past serving as honorary captains.

The Cardinals, a ‘flock’ of youth hockey coaches from across Northern Virginia, blanked the Booz Allen Minutemen (Booz Allen Hamilton’s corporate hockey team) in last year’s contest by a score of 5-0, and look to defend their title, securing a three-peat in 2012. The Cardinals roster consists of coaches from local youth hockey programs including the Ashburn Xtreme, Reston Raiders, NoVA Ice Dogs, and Washington Little Caps. The Booz Allen Minutemen features employees from across the region while local officers and patrolmen will comprise the hard-charging Northern Virginia Law Enforcers. Each squad will face one another in a 15-minute mini-game.

The beneficiary of the Charity Hockey Classic is Inova Blood Donor Services, a service line to the not-for-profit Inova Health System that collects, tests and provides blood and blood products each day to 15 hospitals and medical centers throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area. In 2011, the event raised over $65,000 – up from $40,000 in 2010 (an increase of over 60%) and pushing the three-year total to just over $146,000 The goal for 2012 has been set to raise $90,000, which is needed to refurbish one of Inova’s older bloodmobiles.

Kettler Capitals Iceplex (home of the Washington Capitals) will host the event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its location atop Ballston Common Mall. Other attractions and game entertainment include a silent auction, local celebrity appearances by radio personalities, Mike O’Meara, Oscar Santana, Buzz Burbank and Robb Spewak from The Mike O’Meara Show, Capital’s mascot Slapshot and spirit team, the Red Rockers. And be sure to catch the intermission games with mini-mites youth hockey and the popular chuck-a-duck promotion.

Inova Blood Donor Services, a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Sterling, VA, also maintains its strong ties to the hockey community as the Official Blood Collection Agency of the Washington Capitals in addition to partnerships with the Washington Nationals and George Mason University.

For additional information regarding the Charity Hockey Classic or to purchase tickets, priced at just $10, please contact Adam Bartholomew at Adam.Bartholomew@inova.org or visit www.charityhockeyclassic.com.

About Inova Health System
Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, please visit www.inova.org.

About Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of management and technology consulting services to the U.S. government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 25,000 people, and had revenue of $5.59 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 (NYSE: BAH).

CAPS: Washington Capitals Host Summer Blood Drive

Donating Blood = Saving Lives  Thank you to the Caps fans whom have donated blood in the past making the Caps Inova Blood Drives the most successful blood donation campaign hosted by any sports team in the Washington, DC area.

“Donating blood makes a significant difference and helps save lives,” said Capitals defenseman Mike Green, who was involved in a previous blood drive. “This is an important issue where everyone can help. I encourage all Caps fans to come out, participate and help others.”

WHO:  CAPS FANS NEEDED! 

WHAT: INOVA and Washington Capitals Summmer Blood Drive

WHERE: Dulles Donor Center – 45745 Nokes Boulevard, Suite 160, Dulles, VA 20166

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

HOW: Donors can make an appointment now by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) or sign up online at www.inova.org/donateblood. Click on the “Schedule an Appointment” button (on the right side), and use sponsor code 7441 to find the Capitals drive. Appointments are required and walk-ins will not be permitted to donate. There is limited space available – only the first 500 fans to sign up will be able to participate. The entire donation process takes approximately one hour.

WHY:  The gift of life. And as a bonus: Fans that attempt to give blood that day will receive a Matt Hendricks bobblehead and jersey t-shirt.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO FOR DONORS:

To give blood, you must be feeling generally well on the day of your donation, be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the past eight weeks (56 days). There is a one week wait to donate after any tattoos or body piercings. There are other factors that may affect your eligibility to give blood; any questions can be answered by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES or by visiting www.inova.org/donatebloodAspects of each potential donor’s health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected. Each donor receives a brief examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin (iron level) are measureOne blood donation can save up to three lives and there is an immediate need for all blood types. More than 200 blood and platelet donations are needed every day, year-round, for patients in area hospitals. Blood and platelets help many people, including trauma patients, surgery patients, newborn babies, cancer patients and transplant patients. Inova Blood Donor Services is the major supplier of blood products in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

Washington Nationals Summer Blood Drive

Washington Nationals pitcher Ross Detwiler and Inova encourage fans to come out to Nationals Park on June 30 and donate blood:

Donating Blood = Saving Lives  Thank you to the Nats fans whom have donated blood in the past and have signed up for the upcoming Nats Inova Blood Drive. All of the appointments for this drive are filled per INOVA website.

WHO:  NATS FANS! 

WHAT: INOVA and Washington Nationals Summer Blood Drive

WHERE: Nationals Park Conference Center – 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
Blood donors may park for free in Lot B at Nats Park and enter ballpark through Third Base Gate.

WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HOW: Donors can make an appointment now by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) or sign up online at www.inova.org/donateblood. Click on the “Schedule an Appointment” button (on the right side), and use zip code 20003 to find the Nationals drive. Appointments are required and walk-ins will not be permitted to donate. There is limited space available – only the first 500 fans to sign up will be able to participate. The entire donation process takes approximately one hour.

Update: All appointments have been filled.

WHY:  The gift of life.  And as a bonus: Fans who donate blood will receive a T-shirt, two (2) tickets to a future Nationals home game, a behind the scenes guided tour of the ballpark during the blood drive and an opportunity to enter a raffle for autographed Nationals merchandise and premium tickets with a unique on-field experience.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO FOR DONORS:

To give blood, you must be feeling generally well on the day of your donation, be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the past eight weeks (56 days). There is a one week wait to donate after any tattoos or body piercings. There are other factors that may affect your eligibility to give blood; any questions can be answered by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES or by visiting www.inova.org/donatebloodAspects of each potential donor’s health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected. Each donor receives a brief examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin (iron level) are measureOne blood donation can save up to three lives and there is an immediate need for all blood types. More than 200 blood and platelet donations are needed every day, year-round, for patients in area hospitals. Blood and platelets help many people, including trauma patients, surgery patients, newborn babies, cancer patients and transplant patients. Inova Blood Donor Services is the major supplier of blood products in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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