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Washington Capitals and Comcast SportsNet Deliver Books to King Elementary School

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Washington, D.C. – March 29, 2006 – Washington Capitals left wing Ben Clymer and Comcast SportsNet anchor Kelli Johnson helped Books for America deliver approximately 700 books to Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Southeast Washington, D.C., March 27.


altClymer and Johnson visited Nicole Todd’s second-grade class where they passed out books and read to and were read to by the students. They also distributed goody bags and signed autographs.

“I had a great time in the classroom,” said Clymer. “The kids were very appreciative and genuinely excited about having us visit and receiving the books. I look forward to doing this again next year.”

altThe books were collected as part of the Washington Capitals/Comcast SportsNet book drive held at the Capitals game against the Ottawa Senators, March 12. More than 1,000 books were collected through the drive, which benefited Books for America, a nonprofit organization that collects and distributes books to local literacy programs and community groups.

altClymer and Johnson delivered 700 of those 1,000 books to Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School where they will be divided amongst all of the pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade classes.
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