Olie Attends Practice For D.C. Area Special Hockey Players
/ Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals goaltender Olie Kolzig attended a practice session for D.C. area special hockey players Dec. 10 at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Md. Kolzig signed autographs and spoke to members of the Washington Ice Dogs and NOVA Cool Cats, many of whom have autism.
“It always amazes me how great these players are on the ice – I think a lot of them skate better than I do,” said Kolzig. “I enjoy coming out to support special hockey and look forward to the Caps’ Autism Awareness Night Dec. 27.”
Thanks to Kolzig, the Capitals will host their first Autism Awareness Night at the Caps game Tuesday, Dec. 27 against the Boston Bruins at MCI Center. A portion of the ticket sales will go to Athletes Against Autism (Triple A), of which Kolzig is a founder. Triple A is an initiative of Cure Autism Now that raises awareness and funds for autism research, treatment and education programs.
If you would like to make a donation to Athletes Against Autism, you can send a check made payable to Washington Capitals Charities earmarked for Olie’s and Elliot’s Great Saves, or simply purchase tickets to the Capitals’ Autism Awareness Night Dec. 27 at http://tix.washingtoncapitals.com/cureautismnow/.