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Washington Capitals Players Team Up with Dreams for Kids DC

February 11, 2019
ARLINGTON, Va. - For the ninth-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 Medstar Capitals Iceplex on Feb. 8.

During the clinic, Capitals players  Travis BoydBrett ConnollyNic Dowd and  Lars Eller skated and played hockey with nearly 100 children with physical and developmental disabilities.

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.

The event was held in conjunction with Hockey is for Everyone™. The initiative 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.