During the 2015-16 season Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner, forward Nicklas Backstrom and goalkeeper Braden Holtby, along with Elliot Segal from the Elliot in the Morning show, will raise money for Horton’s Kids through So Kids Can. Horton’s Kids is a social change organization that empowers at-risk children in Anacostia, and prepares them for success in school, career and life. Each player and Segal will donate $50 per Capitals win during the regular season and $100 per Capitals win during the playoffs.
So Kids Can was created in 2008 by former Capitals defenseman Mike Green and Segal to benefit youth-focused, nonprofit organizations. Backstrom and former Caps forward Brooks Laich joined the cause in 2011 and Alzner and Holtby joined in 2015. To date, So Kids Can has donated more than $300,000 for charity.
Past beneficiaries of So Kids Can include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, KaBOOM!, Dr. Bear’s Toy Closet at Children’s National and Pediatric Prosthetics.
About Horton's Kids
Horton's Kids is a community-based nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that empowers at-risk children in kindergarten through 12th grade and prepares them for college, career, and life through educational opportunities and comprehensive programs tailored to their needs. Horton’s Kids serves Wellington Park in Ward 8, one of D.C.’s most at-risk neighborhoods. In this geographically isolated community, the vast majority of households have an annual income under $10,000, well below the national poverty line.
To donate, visit the So Kids Can campaign page on FanAngel.