A number of season ticket holders found a survey in their email in-boxes this evening. For those who didn't get the survey, below is what may (or may not) be on the Verizon Center horizon this season. Respondents were asked to rate potential new programs from 7 ("love it") to 1 ("hate it"). (They got one 7 and one 1 from me.)
- Adopt A Cap: Each section in the arena is assigned a different Caps player. If the player assigned to your section scores the first goal, everyone in your section wins a prize.
- Caps Kids Club: For kids ages 14 and under, the club will cost $15 to join and each member will receive a membership kit with a six-foot player wall banner, a free ticket to a Caps game and invitations to special monthly Kids Club-only events.
- A new cheerleading squad: This squad would entertain at games, visit media outlets and serve as ambassadors for the Capitals in the community.
- Courage Caps: The Caps would sell baseball hats with the word "courage" on the front of the hat and the Caps logo on the back of the hat. All of the proceeds from hat sales would go to support a cause such as pediatric cancer.
- "Catch a Cap": Each Saturday during the public skating session at the Capitals' new ice rink in Arlington, when a pre-recorded announcement from a Caps player will be broadcast over the PA system someone will win a great prize such as tickets to a game.
What do you think?
Update (1:15 pm):
D.C. Sports Bog says that the cheerleaders have been benched. At least for this season.