Tickets Go On Sale Today To Get Photos With Washington Capitals Star John Carlson and the Stanley Cup at Bethesda Row

The July 4 event will benefit a local charity and those attending can pay for a photo with the player

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via Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation

Tickets went on sale Thursday morning for people interested in seeing the Stanley Cup in Bethesda on July 4 and who want take a picture with star Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson.

Carlson, who owns a home in Chevy Chase, has chosen to spend part of his day with the Stanley Cup in Bethesda and is partnering with Michale Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation to raise money for the charity that provides funding for research to treat Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma, a rare disease that causes brain stem tumors in children. The Bethesda-based foundation was founded by Mark and Jenny Mosier after the death of their 6-year-old son, Michael Mosier, from DIPG in May 2015.

The Independence Day event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Bethesda Lane at Bethesda Row.

General admission tickets for the event are $20 and include access to the event area to view the stage where Carlson will appear with the cup as well as a hot dog or slice of pizza.

Those who attend can pay to have a photo taken with Carlson and the Stanley Cup. A “VIP individual ticket” is $500 and includes a professional photo with Carlson and the cup as well as access to the VIP tent where Medium Rare will be serving steak, fries and red velvet cake. A “VIP family ticket,” which enables two adults and their children to be in the photo with Carlson and the cup, costs $1,500.

Profits from the event will be donated to Defeat DIPG. The event will also include music, raffles and vendors.

Carlson is expected to appear during the middle of the event. The NHL has a long-held tradition that enables players who win the Stanley Cup that year to spend a private day with the trophy during the summer as they see fit. The Capitals beat the Las Vegas Golden Knights earlier this month to win the cup, giving Carlson the opportunity to have his day with it.

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