Posts Tagged ‘Washington Capitals’

OK, for many of you who know me, this comes as no great surprise. Facial hair on the ‘Mudge is nothing new. It comes, it goes … who can keep track?

Beermudgeons Facial Hair, Day Two

But this time, at least it’s for a good cause: The NHL Beard-A-Thon. In pledging to not shave for as long as the hometown (and 2011 Stanley Cup-champions-to-be) Washington Capitals stay alive in this year’s NHL Playoffs, I am asking you to donate to the Caps’ Caps Care charity organization, which raises funds for the Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena, which is the only public ice arena in Washington, D.C. and the only skating facility in the area that provides free or subsidized skating programs to children. Its Kids On Ice programs provide free figure skating, hockey and speed skating lessons to vulnerable and economically disadvantaged youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn these sports. Lessons learned on the ice, such as teamwork, respect, hard work and discipline, translate to lessons learned in the classroom and beyond. Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena partners with public and private schools, summer camps, churches and local community organizations to promote and deliver its programs to more than 7,000 children per year.

I’m a little worried about growing my beard out this time. First, it’s just about to get warm here in Washington, which make beard-growing none-too-fun. Second, it’s looking a bit grayer than I remember from last time around. So, I need incentive to keep it growing.

Won’t you consider contributing to this worthy cause? I don’t ask much — give it a shot. Click here for more information.

Thanks,

Your Good OLD Beerd-mudgeon