Celebrate July 4 with the Stanley Cup and Caps star John Carlson

WASHINGTON — Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson and the Stanley Cup will make an appearance in Maryland’s Bethesda Row district on July 4.

The Cup and the Cap will be at an Independence Day event benefiting the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation. Tickets go on sale Wednesday and prices begin at $20 for the event which includes food, music and drinks.

The event runs from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and information on how to purchase tickets can be found on the foundation’s website.

The Mosier foundation funds research to find a cure for diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas tumors. It was created by the Mosier family in honor of their 6-year-old son, Michael William Mosier, who died in May 2015 after an eight-and-a-half month battle with the aggressive cancer.

The incurable childhood brain cancer attaches to the brain stem, eroding bodily functions like walking, talking and breathing. It kills about 90 percent of its victims in less than two years.

Limited VIP tickets to the event are $500 each, and include photos with Carlson and the Stanley Cup.

Carlson had breakout 2017-18 season, leading all NHL defensemen with 68 points during the regular season and setting a Capitals franchise record among defensemen with 20 points in the playoffs. In June, the team announced Carlson had penned a new eight-year, $64 million deal that keeps him under contract through the 2025-26 season.

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