Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the third annual Japers' Rink Charity Pledge Drive! We pledged $2104.90 on behalf of the Carson Kolzig Foundation! And even though the Caps season didn't exactly go as expected, there were some nice highlights, made all the better seeing that pledge total climb higher with each game.  The awesome folks who make up the Japers' community make this possible every season. I can't thank you enough.

Curious as to much much you're on the hook for after the regular season? Check out the pledge tracking sheet! If you spot any errors, please let me know and I'm happy to correct them. This goes double if you were part of any stats-based bets.

And now, on to the playoffs!

Works the same as before. Post your playoff pledges in the comments, or e-mail them to me

Didn't participate in the regular season? No worries! Join us for the playoffs. It's fun! It will help kids! DO IT FOR OLIE!

But wait, there's more.....

Becca's Playoff Charity Challenge!
Our very own Becca is willing to make a great sacrifice during these playoffs: follow Jaromir Jagr on twitter until the Flyers are eliminated! The challenge? Ten people must donate a minimum of $5 each, with the money going to the Carson Kolzig Foundation. The deadline to commit is midnight US eastern time on April 11. Same deal as other pledges: post here or e-mail me, and specify it's for Becca's challenge.

Happy pledging, and LET'S GO CAPS!

Friday, April 6, 2012


Playoff-bound! Finally!

One more regular season game to go. What a long strange trip it's been.

As off this morning, we're at $1914.20! After I add in all the pledges based on season stats, we'll clear the $2,000. And hopefully there will be a very long playoff run that helps lift that total much higher.

Wondering what you've pledged so far? Check out the pledge sheet!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

That was fun

Beating the defensing Stanley Cup Champs when the Caps have nearly $30 million in players sitting up in the press box; doesn't get much better than that. And a hat trick! Good night.

Also good because the Caps came back from giving up the first goal, which is a generous $20 bonus pledge. Helped crack the $1200 mark! Go Caps!

I hope everyone enjoys the all star breaks. Cheer on Dennis Wideman in Ottawa and if you're going to Atlantic City for the AHL festivities, have a great trip! I'll see everyone back here in February.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Wins, losses, half-wins

Since the last update there are been wins. And losses. And goals. And a lack of goals. And one half-win--quite possibly the least satisfying overtime loss ever.

After yesterday's game, we have now pledged $1154.38! As always, it's never too late to get in on the pledge drive fun.

Wondering how much you're on the hook for so far? The spreadsheet is updated! (and updated more frequently than the blog)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

I've been very bad about updating--there's only so many times I like to write "Caps lost and only scored one goal." Fortunately, that wasn't the case over the holidays and there were lots of goals and lots of wins and so I am happy to report that we are kicking off 2012 with $908.82 pledged! The Caps kick off the 2012 portion of the season tonight, hosting Calgary.

I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season, that you ate well, and enjoyed a lot of hockey!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Wins and Goals, how about that?!

Not only does it seem that the Caps and finally back on track--back in the win column--they're also scoring goals! Which is really helping the numbers, in addition to making Caps hockey a heck of a lot more fun to watch. Headed into tomorrow's showdown with the wounded Flyers, we've pledged $718.07, plus all the throw-ins I haven't calculated yet.

Just a reminder: pick-up hockey/fundraiser planning is still going on. Pop on over to Japers' and check out the planning conversation! I hope to see a lot of people there, on the ice and in the stands!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Back in the Win Column!

feels good! After the games against the Penguins and Senators,w e are now up to $631.76.

Interested in playing pick-up hockey for a good cause (or watching pick up hockey for a good cause)? Planning for the Japers' Rink Pick-up Game is underway! If you're interested in playing and/or helping us make arrangements for the game and the post-game party, we want you! We are also pulling together items to be raffled at the party, with all the money to support Carosn Kolzig Foundation. If you'd like to donate an item, please contact me.