Firemen In Front Of #12 Fire Station At Dorchester & Wilton. (L- R): Ken Ross, Albert Olson, Norm Dickson, Bob Sharp, Act. Lieut. Garnet Mcelroy, Capt. Happy Kowen.
ABOUT HATH'S HEROES
Garnet Hathaway launched Hath's Heroes in 2019 to give back to first responders. As part of Hath's Heroes, Hathaway provides tickets to select Capitals games to local first responders. Postgame, Hathaway meets the ticket recipients and gives them a tour of the Capitals locker room. In addition to donating tickets, Hathaway visits local fire stations throughout the season and spends time with first responders. Hathaway's great-grandfather, Garnet Mcelroy, was a firefighter in Winnipeg, and his experiences inspired Hathaway to launch Hath's Heroes.
Donations help fund programming and essentials that assist first responders in the D.C. region.
In March 2020, Hathaway launched the inaugural Hath's Hero of the Year to honor a local first responder with a special Capitals and Hath's Heroes experience. The Hath's Hero of the Year will receive four tickets to a future Capitals game, a Hathaway jersey, Hath's Heroes pucks for all 4 guests, and a postgame meet and greet with Hathaway. Due to the pandemic, the 2019-20 Hath's Hero of the Year finalists and winner will be announced in late 2020.
In September, Hath's Heroes and the nonprofit organization Mindful Junkie hosted a Mindfulness For First Responders training session. The workshop highlighted how mindfulness can help first responders manage stress on and off the job. First responders learned the science of mindfulness, how to identify triggers and de-escalate emotional response, and more. Mindful Junkie Outreach is a not-for-profit organization that empowers first responders with mindfulness strategies to be safe, healthy, and emotionally regulated.