Capitals Launches Online Merchandise Store in Fort Dupont, Profits Benefit Fort Dupont and Capital Impact Fund


The Washington Capitals today announced the launch of an online store selling Fort Dupont ice hockey club merchandise, with proceeds going to Fort Dupont and the Capital Impact Fund.

Currently, a t-shirt, hoodie, beanie and iron-on patch are available for purchase at WashCaps.com/FortDupontApparel.

Fort Dupont is Washington DC’s only indoor hockey rink, and the Fort Dupont Cannons are the oldest minority hockey club in North America. Neal Henderson founded the program in 1978 and since then has offered local and downtown youth the opportunity to participate in an organized ice hockey program.

Over the years, several Capitals players have organized individual skates for the Fort Dupont Cannons, either at MedStar Capitals Iceplex or at Fort Dupont, including Alex Ovechkin.

The Capital Impact Fund supports organizations that help break down the financial barriers faced by young local minority players. The aim of the fund is to help young minority players to reach their greatest potential and to create more level playing conditions for all.

In August 2020, the team announced that it will help promote hockey diversity and racial equality through efforts focused on three pillars: youth hockey, education and awareness.

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Capitals launches Fort Dupont Cannons merchandise store

ARLINGTON, Virginia – The Washington Capitals and the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation today announced the creation of an online merchandise store for the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club, the proceeds of which will be donated to Fort Dupont and the Washington Capitals Capital Impact Fund.

A Capitals and Fort Cannons co-branded t-shirt, hoodie, pom pom beanie and iron-on patch are available for purchase at WashCaps.com/FortDupontApparel.

Proceeds from the merchandise will benefit the Washington Capitals Capital Impact Fund and the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club. Customers will receive their orders within three weeks of the store closing on January 31.

The Capital Impact Fund supports organizations that help break down the financial barriers faced by young local minority players. The aim of the fund is to help young minority players to reach their greatest potential and to create more level playing conditions for all.

The Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club is part of the National Hockey League’s Hockey is for Everyone program and is the oldest minority hockey program in North America. The Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club, founded in 1978 by coach Neal Henderson, is a development program that offers area and downtown youth the opportunity to participate in an organized ice hockey program. The cannons play from the Fort Dupont ice rink in southeast DC

Title photo: Elizabeth Kong / RMNB



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