ARLINGTON, Va. - For the seventh-consecutive year the Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation teamed up with Dreams for Kids DC (DFKDC) to host an Extreme Recess Hockey Clinic at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Friday, Feb. 10. The clinic was a part of a series of Capitals' events celebrating Hockey is for Everyone™ Month.
During the clinic, Capitals defensemen Karl Alzner and Brooks Orpik skated and played hockey with nearly 100 children with physical and developmental disabilities. Prior to the free session, participants enjoyed a lunch donated by Subway and received Capitals T-shirts provided by the MSE Foundation.
View a photo gallery on MonumentalFoundation.org.
Video: Caps and MSE Foundation hosted Dreams for Kids DC
Dreams For Kids DC, a 501(c)(3) children's charity, organizes life-changing activities that empower children with physical and developmental disabilities to unite with their peers and realize their full potential. Their clinics pair each child with a volunteer so every child is engaged effectively as they participate in sports, often for the very first time.
For the 19th year, the NHL has designated February Hockey is for Everyone™ Month to celebrate grassroots hockey and the game's growing diversity. The program offers children of all backgrounds opportunities to play hockey and leverages the sport of hockey as a catalyst to teach essential life skills and the core values of hockey: commitment, perseverance and teamwork. In addition, the initiative supports hockey programs that assist disabled military personnel in returning to their mainstream lifestyles.
Throughout February, visit the Capitals microsite at WashingtonCaps.com/HIFE for the latest information on Hockey is for Everyone™ Month, including news, video recaps and additional content.