Good Sports News: Alexander Ovechkin Dresses Up Like Darth Vader

There’s a lot of good out there, and it doesn’t always receive the attention it deserves. In an effort to be a part of the solution, I decided to report on the good that is out there in the world of sports.

Alex Ovechkin is back at it! The Washington Capitals captain may have gone to the dark side! He was recently spotted in a Russian TV ad wearing a Darth Vadar costume (and holding the wrong light saber!) Listen Alex, we know another early playoffs exit stung a little, but this seems a little drastic. It is okay though, it is all for a good cause.

According to, the ad is promoting a charity auction for Elna Prerminova SOS by Lena Perminova and the money will help the costs of treatment of seriously ill children. The winner of the auction will receive a children’s party with an appearance by the Capitals’ winger dressed as Darth Vader – and of course he will be bringing along some other popular Star Wars characters.

You can check out the clip on Lena Perminov’a Instagram account below:

English version is below ‼️Внимание! Аукцион продлится до 23.00 ч по Москве ‼️И долгожданный ответ: кто же скрывается под маской Дарта Вейдера? Потрясающий Александр Овечкин @aleksandrovechkinofficial настоящий супер герой и живая легенда, один из самых титулованных хоккеистов современной истории , трехкратный чемпион мира ,в конце 2009 Года Александр вошёл в число 10 лучших игроков HХЛ десятилетия , Он 6 раз завоевывал приз ” Лучший снайпер ” ” Морис Ришар Трофи” в января 2017 был включён в список 100 величайших хоккеистов за всю историю НХЛ , впервые и только для @sos_by_lenaperminova эффектно появится со всеми героями из “звёздных воин”на детском празднике победителя нашего аукциона! Спешите делать Ваши ставки!!! ____________________________________________________ The auction ends today at 23.00 PM Moscow time. And finally the answer: who is Dart Weider? The world famous Russian hockey player, champion and live legend! He will come as the super hero from #StarWars with all other heroes to the winner of our auction! Give your bids! The starting price is : 865$

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I’d be excited for a Star Wars themed party just by itself. Throw in one of the best hockey players of all time? Now that is one heck of a party! And, it seems that many others would agree, as the current highest bid is $17,241.

Ovechkin has spent a lot of his free time helping out others in need, and I thoroughly enjoy seeing him continue that legacy.

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