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Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and his wife Brandi announced the launch of their "Get Off the Bench for Racial Equality" auction Monday, which is currently open and will run until June 12.  

The auction will benefit Black Lives Matter DC and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Holtbys have already donated $5,000 to each organization. 

Included in the auction are items such as a custom autographed piece of wood artwork featuring a silhouette of Holtby over his jersey number, an autographed Holtby jersey, autographed Holtby puck, and signed items by Capitals players.

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Holtby has been outspoken about the racial injustice issues facing America, specifically police brutality and the systematic oppression of black people. Holtby and some of his teammates have made public statements condemning racism and asserting that black lives matter, and this auction appears to be another step in that direction. 

To participate in Holtby's auction, click here.

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