Capitals and MSE to partner with GMU Hockey on March 30

Caps continue to give back
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
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The Washington Capitals are doing another outdoor rink for some ball hockey to get the youth and community involved in the game we all love.

More from the Capitals press release and click here for the full story:

"The Washington Capitals, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, George Mason University, the George Mason University Ice Hockey Club and the national law firm of Baker Donelson announced today a partnership through which the organizations will fund an outdoor ball hockey rink in Woodbridge, Va. Each organization is contributing funds for a $100,000 local cash contribution to the project. The rink will be constructed at the Boys & Girls Club adjacent to the Prince William Ice Center."

Capitals Public Relations

The Caps also mention that the full rink will be constructed later this year and the press release includes the concept design. They note that it'll be constructed using a "Riley Manufactured board system and a branded Mateflex flooring system".

Our friends from GMU, in particular Chris Alley, talked about the Community Event game featuring George Mason University hockey alumni, where you can buy tickets for $15 dollars each. You can purchase online here or at the door. The event will also feature various activiities and all proceeds will go towards the outdoor project. It'll take place at the Prince William Center

If you can't make the event, you can still donate over here. The Caps note that they have, along with the help of the NHL and NHLPA, invested over $3.5 million dollars in growing access to our beatiful game through it's Hockey School program along with building ball hockey rinks throughout the DMV and just the market in general.

In all they've refurbished or built 14 ball hockey rinks. I happened to pass one several years ago in Leesburg and I have to say just from taking one glance at it that they've done a good job on these projects.