Arlington, Va. – The Washington Capitals announced today details surrounding the return of the Caps in School program for the 2022-23 season.
The Caps in School program engages and rewards teachers across the region through year-long programs, an Educators’ Night and partnerships in the education space. It encompasses the Educators’ Night, a reading program, a writing program, and a hockey school program.
Caps in School also provides students the opportunity to participate in hockey-themed challenges with incentives to encourage reading and writing in the classroom. The program puts an emphasis on the principles of sports and education while fostering individual and team character building that happens on ice and in the classroom.
To kick off the school year, the Capitals teamed up with Medstar Capitals Iceplex to purchase schoolteachers’ wish lists from Amazon as they head back to the classroom.
The Capitals are hosting an Educators’ Night on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:00 p.m. against the Arizona Coyotes. All teachers, administrators, school staff, students, and families are encouraged to attend the game at a discounted rate and will receive an exclusive gift. Tickets must be purchased through the special event ticket link in order to receive a limited-edition Educators’ Lunchbox. Click here to purchase the special ticket package.
The Capitals will also celebrate the Washington Capitals Educator of the Year at the game. Submit an entry here to honor a deserving educator (ex: teacher, administrator, principal, assistant, etc.) who makes a difference at your school and represents #ALLCAPS. The grand prize winner will receive a Caps prize pack that includes tickets, recognition on the big screen, and signed Capitals memorabilia.
The Caps in School Reading Program is designed to encourage students to add more reading to their daily activity. All students receive bookmarks, and the top reading classes are rewarded with additional prizes each month. The Caps in School reading program will relaunch for the 2022-2023 school year for kindergarten through fifth-grade students. Registration will open mid-September and close on Oct. 28.
The Caps in School writing program is designed to encourage students to fine-tune their skills and focus their writing while building confidence and gaining experience. The Capitals will host a writing competition in the spring of 2023.The winners will receive a Capitals swag bag, two tickets to a game, and their essay featured on the Caps social channels and website
The Washington Capitals Hockey School program, presented by Capital One, is aimed at providing access and introducing the sport of hockey to children in elementary and middle school. The program is currently implemented in over 1,200 local schools reaching over 750,000 students annually and includes free equipment and a custom curriculum. To learn more about the program, visit www.capsyouthhockey.com/hockeyschool.
To learn more about the programs offered throughout the school year and to register for Caps in School updates, visit washcaps.com/capsinschool.
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