2019 Congressional Hockey Challenge to be Played at Capital One Arena

News Release, Washington Capitals

11th annual Congressional Hockey Challenge pits Lawmakers, Administration officials and Congressional staff against Lobbyists from a variety of industries and interests

The 2019 Congressional Hockey Challenge will be played at Capital One Arena on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The 11th annual event, a charity hockey game pitting Lawmakers, Administration officials and Congressional staff against Lobbyists from a variety of industries and interests, will continue to benefit the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club, USA Warriors Hockey, the Capitol Beltway Warriors and other hockey-related charities.

To date, the Congressional Hockey Challenge, a U.S. registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $1 million for charities as part of a commitment to advancement of the sport of hockey, and to ensure that the sport is accessible to everyone who wants to play. 

“Over the past 10 years, the Congressional Hockey Challenge has made a significant impact in making hockey more accessible, especially through its support of minority youth and wounded warriors programs,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. “The life skills, character development and positive mental and physical benefits that come from playing team sports – and hockey in particular – are invaluable. We applaud the organizers’ efforts to raise much needed funds to support initiatives that grow the sport of hockey and foster an inclusive culture where hockey is for everyone.”

“We are thrilled to be hosting this event at Capital One Arena and look forward to welcoming some of the best hockey talent on the Hill to the home ice of the 2018 Stanley Cup champion to benefit causes that are extremely near to our hearts at Monumental Sports & Entertainment,” said Capitals owner Ted Leonsis.

“Thanks to its fantastic partners like the NHL and Monumental Sports & Entertainment, the Congressional Hockey Challenge is set to have its biggest year ever,” said Nick Lewis, co-founder and President of the Congressional Hockey Challenge. “We’re thrilled to be playing at the home of the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals and look forward to rolling out more exciting announcements around 2019’s big game!”

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Time: Puck Drop is at 7:00pm EST

Location: Capital One Arena, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

For more information please visit www.CongressionalHockeyChallenge.com

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