This Saturday June 3rd, 100 Caps fans will head out to Ft. Dupont Ice Arena in southeast DC to participate in a service project organized by the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation. The project will help make improvements both inside and outside the rink, from planting flowers to painting the locker rooms and organizing equipment. Among those volunteers will be two very familiar faces: head Coach Barry Trotz and his wife Kim.
Since arriving in Washington two seasons ago, Barry & Kim have been very active in the DC community, most notably with the Best Buddies organization. Last fall, Barry and his son Nolan, who had Down’s syndrome, were honorary co-chairs of the Best Buddies Friendship Walk on the National Mall.
This is the eighth year in a row that the Capitals have hosted a service project at Ft. Dupont. The rink is the only full-sized ice rink in the District of Columbia, and home to the Kids on Ice program, which provides lessons and equipment to children in DC.
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Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz and wife Kim, Red Rockers, mascot Slapshot and more than 100 Caps fans will participate in a Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation (MSE Foundation) service project to help spruce up Fort Dupont Ice Arena in Southeast Washington, D.C., on Saturday, June 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday will mark the eighth-consecutive year that the Capitals and their fans have joined together to help clean up and make improvements at Fort Dupont. Volunteers will paint the locker rooms, hallways and bathrooms, wax the boards, clean the glass, put together goals and clean and organize hockey equipment inside the arena. Outside volunteers will clean and mulch tree boxes and flower beds, weed and sweep the parking lot and sidewalks.
Fort Dupont Ice Arena is the only full-size indoor ice arena in Washington, D.C., and the Cannons are the oldest minority youth hockey program in North America and the oldest ice hockey program that is a member of the Hockey is for Everyone ™ initiative. The program’s goal is to teach young people discipline, self-esteem and a sense of purpose and to offer an incentive to excel academically.
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