Steve Kolbe and Slapshot Visit Mitchell Elementary School
/ Washington Capitals
Capitals broadcaster Steve Kolbe and team mascot Slapshot visited Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School in La Plata, Md., on Friday, April 18. Mitchell Elementary School won the Washington Capitals online pep rally contest earlier this week. Corey Specht, a fourth-grade teacher, submitted a photo of the entire Mitchell fourth grade class spelling out “CAPS” on the school grounds. The photo received more than 11,000 votes, and the school won a Caps pep rally.
The entire school was “Rockin’ the Red” and chanting, “Let’s go Caps,” as the Capitals entered the parking lot. Kolbe hosted the pep rally in front of the school and all 600 plus students were in attendance. Kolbe congratulated the fourth-grade class and presented the school with a set of street hockey equipment donated by the Capitals. Kolbe also passed professional hockey equipment around to the students, so they could see what the Capitals wear while playing.
Slapshot was the main attraction at the pep rally. He started the wave and high-fived all the students as he ran through the crowd and hyped up the students. He also took photos with each class and played street hockey with the kids. Before leaving Kolbe and Slapshot started “Let’s go Caps,” and “Rock the Red” chants. They also presented Specht with a team-signed Caps jersey and gave the fourth graders “Rock the Red” T-Shirts and Caps goody bags.