The coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the nation and T.J. Oshie is stepping in to do his part by launching the COVID-19 Relief Auction, as announced Friday by the Capitals.
The auction opened at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 12 and will end at 3 p.m.on Wednesday, June 17. Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the MedStar Health COVID-19 Critical Needs Fund.
The Handbid page provides a welcome message detailing the purpose of the auction:
This fund ensures that MedStar Health has the ability to meet patient needs and procure essential resources to keep its caregivers safe. As MedStar Health continues to treat our community, the needs of its hospitals continue to be challenged. The COVID-19 Critical Needs Fund provides the necessary flexibility to meet the ever-changing and growing requirements to remain at the forefront of diagnosing and treating this disease.
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The team also released a statement saying:
The philanthropy supported fund helps MedStar Georgetown University Hospital procure additional personal protection equipment, increase retrofitted patient rooms with negative pressure equipment, expand care capacity through tent testing sites at hospitals and other locations, create drive-through and walk-up testing locations to increase accessibility for communities and prepare for other cost needs directly associated with the COVID-19 crisis.
Among the items being auctioned are two tickets to a game with a postgame meet and greet with Oshie and a framed team-signed Stanley Cup jersey.
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