All proceeds benefit the Anacostia Watershed Society and Washington Youth Garden. The mission of the Anacostia Watershed Society is to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage. The organization's ultimate vision is to restore the Anacostia to a fishable and swimmable river for the health and enjoyment of all community members. Washington Youth Garden, a Friends of the National Arboretum program, nurtures curious minds and healthy bodies by connecting youth to food, the land and each other. Now in its 45th year, Washington Youth Garden offers year-round gardening programs to more than 5,000 local youth, the majority of whom live in low-income neighborhoods where fresh produce is scarce, green spaces are limited and nutrition education is virtually nonexistent.
Auction will close at the end of the second intermission during the Washington Capitals vs. Winnipeg Jets game on Sunday, March 10, 2019. The estimated close time of the auction is 8:45 p.m. EST; however, the end time is variable depending on the timing of the game.