Washington Capitals Team Up for the Fourth-Consecutive Year with Dreams for Kids for Extreme Recess Hockey

Posted on February 25, 2014 by Caps PR

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation teamed up with Dreams for Kids to host an Extreme Recess Hockey clinic at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Capitals defensemen Connor Carrick, John Erskine and Jack Hillen and forward Joel Ward skated and played hockey with nearly 100 children with physical and developmental disabilities. Prior to the free session, participants watched the Capitals practice. 

Carrick, Erskine, Hillen and Ward spent the clinic instructing children on how to skate and pushing the sleds of children trying out sled hockey. They also signed autographs and took photos with attendees.

"They were having a blast out there, and it was a lot of fun,” said Erskine. “I’m glad that we were able to be a part of their experience playing hockey.”

Dreams for Kids is an international youth organization and nonprofit children’s charity whose mission is to empower young people of all abilities through dynamic leadership programs and life-changing activities.

Their Extreme Recess 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 the Capitals’ celebration of Hockey is for Everyone™ Month, a league wide initiative that 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.


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