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Capitals participate in D.C. public school beautification day

Bruce Boudreau and Brian Pothier visited Emery and King Elementary

Saturday, 08.22.2009 / 4:48 PM / 2009 NHL Offseason News
Coach Bruce Boudreau and defenseman Brian Pothier along with members of the Washington Capitals front office participated in the annual D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) Beautification Day on Saturday, Aug. 22. DCPS Beautification Day is part of the nationwide United We Serve program, which is a joint initiative between the White House and the Corporation for National and Community Service and runs from June 22 - Sept. 11.
 
"This is important for the kids to see that people care about them and their schools," said Boudreau. We hope the kids come to school on Monday and see all of the changes and hopefully they will get excited about school."
 
Fans were encouraged to volunteer with the Capitals and participate in the event. The Capitals hosted projects at Emery Education Campus in Northeast Washington, where 82 people volunteered, and King Elementary School in Southeast Washington, where 42 people volunteered. D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee stopped by King Elementary School to see how the sprucing up was going.
 
The Caps and volunteers helped spruce up the schools for the upcoming school year and planted flowers, mulched, painted, cleaned out old books and assembled goody bags for students. Volunteers received a free Caps T-shirt for helping out.

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Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday