Vote for the Caps in Sneakerball

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Saturday, July 24, 2010 | , , , , , | 0 comments »

SneakerBall is an annual black tie and sneakers gala that celebrates the best of sports in the Greater Washington D.C. region, Organized by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance Foundation.

SneakerBall VII is an interactive awards program. The public will vote for the winners in categories that define excellence in athletic performance, franchise leadership, community sponsorship and media coverage.

VOTE FOR THE CAPS -- Red Rockers, Mike Green, Alex Ovechkin's 500th Point need your support! Winners will be announced at SneakerBall VII on September 14, 2010.

Best Team Spirit Award:
VOTE RED ROCKERS!  Presented to the most enthusiastic and motivating Spirit Team in the Greater Washington, D.C. region.

• Their infectious enthusiasm and appreciation for all those who "Rock the Red" have made them a popular feature at Capitals games
• Entertain and inspire Capitals fans at the Verizon Center and around Washington D.C.
• Featured at games and other Capitals events, such as viewing parties and the Capitals Convention

Solid Character Award:
VOTE MIKE GREEN!  Presented to the professional athlete that best exemplifies community and charitable qualities.

• NHL leading defensive scorer
• Participated in the Miracle on Seventh Street since 2006, which is conducted by the Rock Bottom Foundation to benefit underprivileged families in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area
• Worked through the Children Law Center’s Adopt-a-Family Christmas Drive to “adopt” an underprivileged family for Christmas, leading the Washington Capitals Charities to adopt 25 Washington, D.C. area families through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program
• Purchases 7 Capitals season tickets and donates them to Most Valuable Kids, who then distributes the tickets to soldiers and their families, or to boys and girls
• Joined forces with Elliot Segal of "Elliot in the Morning" radio talk-show to create the So Kids Can program, a fundraising initiative that will benefit a different youth-focused, nonprofit organization each year.
• Spokesperson for the Children’s National Medical Center’s first America’s Giving Challenge, sponsored by Parade magazine and the Case Foundation, which helped fundraise for the hospital during the 2007-08 season
• Serves as the Sports Ambassador for the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health

Pivotal Play of the Year:  Awarded to the player wo executed the most remarkable play of the year in the Greatest, Washington area.

VOTE ALEXANDER OVECHKIN'S 500th: In the closing moments of the second period against the New York Rangers on February 4, 2010, Alexander Ovechkin did something Washington Capitals fans have become very accustomed to in recent years. The two-time Hart Trophy winner received an outlet pass at full speed on the left side of the ice, snuck the puck between a defender’s legs, and scored an incredible one-handed goal for the 500th point of his career. The milestone came in Ovechkin’s 373rd game, making him just the fifth player in NHL history to reach 500 points in just five seasons. The milestone achievement helped the Capitals defeat the Rangers 6 – 5.