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Caps Participate in "Miracle"

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals defensemen Mathieu Biron and Bryan Muir, left wing Matt Pettinger and right wing Brian Willsie and their families spent Christmas Day with 400 underprivileged children and their families as part of Miracle on Seventh Street at District ChopHouse & Brewery in downtown Washington, D.C. The District ChopHouse & Brewery worked through the Rock Bottom Foundation and partnered with The Child and Family Services Agency of Washington, D.C., for their third annual Miracle on Seventh Street event.

The Caps players joined volunteers from organizations throughout the city to help out at this event. The Capitals have participated in Miracle on Seventh Street every year that it has taken place. Biron, Muir, Pettinger and Willsie signed autographs and spent time with the families as they ate Christmas dinner, met Santa Claus and participated in arts and crafts projects.

“I can’t think of a better way to spend the holidays,” said Willsie. “It’s great to be able to give back to those in need and help spread joy – especially at this time of year.”

“This is the second time I’ve participated in Miracle,” added Pettinger. “It’s wonderful to be part of such a meaningful event and I look forward to coming back again next year.”

Every family that attended Miracle on Seventh Street was served a sit-down meal of roast turkey, ham, vegetables, mashed potatoes and cookies; and was presented with Christmas gifts including a backpack from the Capitals, toys from Toys for Tots, clothing, groceries, toiletries and other essential supplies.
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