Nic and Paige Dowd created Dowd’s Crowd in 2018 to provide the opportunity for a child with sensory issues to be able to attend and enjoy a Caps game. The Dowds believe that all Caps fans should feel comfortable in the stands and they wanted to help make that happen. Tickets and a Dowd's Crowd branded sensory kit are provided to recipients who are selected through the local chapter of Autism Speaks. The Dowds were inspired to launch the program due to Paige's education in Speech Pathology in college. Donations help fund Dowd's Crowd programming.