On Dec. 21 Washington Capitals players Karl Alzner
and fiancée Mandy Flemmer, Jeff Halpern
, Roman Hamrlik
and girlfriend Cynthia Lavoie, Michal Neuvirth
and girlfriend Monika Hybnerova and Dennis Wideman
and fiancée Lindsay MacDonald, Washington Mystics player Monique Currie and Washington Wizards players Andray Blatche, JaVale McGee, Jan Vesely, Kevin Seraphin, Chris Singleton and Ronny Turiaf hosted a holiday party for the recipients of Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s (MSE) Family-to-Family program. More than 100 underserved children and families that were “adopted” by the teams through MSE’s Family-to-Family program for the holidays attended the event which was held on the Wizards practice court at Verizon Center. The families in need were nominated by local schools and nonprofit organizations and adopted by the teams’ charities, individual players and staff members.
The children and families in attendance enjoyed an evening of refreshments, games and dancing with the Caps, Mystics and Wizards players, team mascots Slapshot and G-Wiz, Red Rockers and Wizard Girls who were all on hand to help spread holiday cheer to the deserving families. The children had a chance to play hockey and basketball with the pros, have their faces painted and take photos with Santa. At the end of the evening, each family left with bags overflowing with holiday gifts from the Caps, Wizards and Mystics. Each child received clothing, educational items and toys, while parents and guardians received clothing, household items and grocery gift cards for their families.
The Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation supports the charitable efforts of the professional teams under its umbrella: The Washington Capitals, Mystics and Wizards. MSE is committed to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and focuses on the following five pillars to maximize its impact on the community: education and scholarship, hunger and homelessness, military and veterans’ affairs, pediatric health and fitness and youth basketball and hockey.Photo galleryWatch Video