ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals goaltending coach Mitch Korn along with the Capitals players Andre Burakovsky, Jack Hillen, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Brooks Laich, Brooks Orpik, Justin Peters and Tom Wilson and alumnus Alan May visited Children’s National on Dec. 12. They were joined by Caps mascot Slapshot and Red Rockers.
At Children’s National they visited the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders where they distributed blankets to children through the NHL’s The Biggest Assist Happens Off the Ice™ social responsibility program. After distributing blankets they participated in a holiday-themed arts and crafts project with patients in the hospital’s main atrium.
Capitals players, better halves and alumni have made a tradition of visiting Children’s National each season since 1984.
Children's National, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation's children since 1870. Children's National's hospital is Magnet®-designated and is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Home to the Children's Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National is one of the nation's top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. With a community-based pediatric network, eight regional outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, two emergency rooms, an acute care hospital, and collaborations throughout the region, Children's National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as an advocate for all children.