Capitals: Braden Holtby donates another 25,000 meals to Capital Area Food Bank

Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and his wife Brandi have helped give back to the D.C. community.

We last talked about Braden Holtby when the Washington Capitals netminder donated 25,000 meals to a food charity. Recently the couple achieved their fundraising goal and have doubled it up.

They donated another 25,000 meals to the Capital Area Food Bank and are looking to get to $20,000 in fundraising money. So far as of Friday night they’ve raised $14,236 already well on towards halfway near their goal.

We last reported about their first 25,000 meal donation and after they met their $10,000 goal they were inspired to do it again and raise another 10k.

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“We did it! You matched our donation and raised over $10,000 for @foodbankmetrodc! We are so inspired by your generosity that we donated another 25k meals for our DC community. We challenge those who are able to help us reach our new goal of $20,000!”, Brandi Tweeted out on Friday.

Even if you donate a dollar, that’s equivalent to 2.5 meals, per Brandi on a follow up tweet in her thread. Caps fans it’s time to step it up for the Holtbeast!

This season Holtby carries a 25-14-6 record in 47 starts. In his career with the Caps which is his 10th season, Holtby is 282-122-46.

There’s no telling what the future holds for Holtby with his contract expiring at seasons end and a goalie market that only has increased in value, especially for veteran netminders. Holtby is sure to get a raise somewhere. Maybe in Washington. Maybe not.

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Regardless of what happens to Holtby in the future, Caps fans are grateful for what Holtby has done both on and off the ice. He’s done more than make critical saves including the best save of all time in the Stanley Cup Finals. Holtby has endeared himself to the Washington community and we’re lucky to have him.