WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Capitals alumni Sylvain Cote and Rod Langway participated in a Martin Luther King Day of Service project in partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and Playworks Washington, D.C., at Bunker Hill Elementary School in northeast D.C. on Jan. 16.
They were joined by more than 80 Capitals, Mystics, Valor and Wizards fans, AmeriCorps and Playworks volunteers who took part in tasks that included painting a mural, creating inspirational posters to hang inside the school, and cleaning out and organizing classrooms. Volunteers also donated winter clothing items that will be given to D.C. Public Schools that partner with Playworks.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation supports the charitable efforts of the professional teams under its umbrella: the Washington Capitals, Mystics, Valor and Wizards. MSE is committed to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and focuses on the following five pillars to maximize its impact and engagement with the community: youth basketball, football and hockey, education and scholarship, pediatric health and fitness, military and veterans' affairs and hunger and homelessness.
Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that transforms schools by providing play and physical activity at recess and throughout the school day. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Playworks currently partners with 18 public and public charter schools in Washington, D.C., serving 7,100 students each day.