Washington Capitals forward Brendan Morrison visited Weems Elementary School in Manassas, Va., on Thursday, June 10. The school, consisting of over 600 students and faculty, received an assembly as the overall winner of this season’s Caps Care Click to Win initiative.
Weems Elementary School earned a Capitals player visit by having the highest number of votes of all the schools that participated in the Caps Care Click to Win program’s online polls from October to May. Morrison was joined by the radio voice of the Capitals Steve Kolbe and team mascot Slapshot.
As the emcee, Kolbe commended the school on their success through Caps Care Click to Win and particularly their voting turnout for the March online poll. Slapshot entertained the students and impressed them with his ability to run laps around the room and pump out a set of push-ups. Next, Kolbe introduced Morrison who fielded dozens of questions from the students and staff. Each student that asked a question received an autographed player card from Morrison.
The school’s students and staff were presented with a $1,500 check, which they earned for being selected to participate in Caps Care Click to Win and having the highest number of votes during the March poll. The Capitals also donated a 2009-10 Washington Capitals team autographed home jersey to be displayed in the school. At the end of the assembly, students were randomly selected through a raffle to win prizes such as bobbleheads, T-shirts, calculators, cups, flags, lunch boxes and video games.
Through this season’s Caps Care Click to Win initiative, 35 Washington metropolitan area schools were selected as winners and received a $500 grant. Those schools with the highest number of votes in their respective online photo contests received an additional $1,000 grant from Washington Capitals Charities. The Capitals granted $24,500 through the 2009-10 Caps Care Click to Win initiative.
Caps Care Click to Win has concluded its third season, giving local schools the chance to win cash prizes, player and team mascot visits and autographed memorabilia. The program is part of the team’s commitment to introduce area youth to hockey and to support local schools with charitable contributions. Please check WashingtonCaps.com in the fall for more details on the 2010-11 Caps Care Click to Win program.