Caps defenseman Mike Green met with kindergartners from Chesterbrook Academy after practice on Oct. 6 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Green invited the students to watch the Capitals practice and treated them to lunch after they helped raise $1,500 for his So Kids Can program last season. Green thanked the students and teachers for their support, then signed autographs and posed for photos. Head coach Bruce Boudreau also stopped by to meet with the group and thank them for their generosity.
For the past two years, kindergarten teacher Allison Knode has organized fundraisers at Chesterbrook Academy in Chantilly, Va. The first year of So Kids Can, Knode’s students raised more than $1,000 for the program which benefited Pediatric Prosthetics. Last year’s group raised $1,500 that was donated to Children’s National Medical Center. This year Knode and her students have vowed to raise $2,000 for So Kids Can, which will be used to build a local playground with KaBOOM!
To date, So Kids Can has raised more than $93,000 for charity. In its inaugural year, nearly $30,000 was donated to Pediatric Prosthetics, an organization that helps families throughout the United States who have children who have either lost a limb or have congenital limb deficiency. During the 2009-10 season, So Kids Can raised more than $65,000 for Dr. Bear’s Toy Closet at Children’s National Medical Center. This year So Kids Can needs to raise $75,000 to build a Caps-themed playground in the D.C. area. Washington Capitals Charities and program partner IceWEB, a locally-based, world-class organization that manufactures and markets data storage products, will each donate $10,000 to kickoff the 2010-11 So Kids Can campaign.
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