In December 2019, Washington Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis and his wife Lynn made a commitment to their Monumental Sports partners and friends to sponsor a second service dog through the foundation in 2020.
On Thursday, that dog arrived. Everyone, meet Scout!
“Who’s that?” Ovi asked with clear excitement upon seeing Scout alongside Captain to greet his arrival ahead of Wednesday’s game against Nashville, before bestowing him with lots of petting, as is good and right.
Scout then got the opportunity to run around the ice at Capital One Arena and play with their big brother, Captain.
Ted and Lynn Leonsis have made a $50,000 commitment to train and raise Scout through America’s VetDogs. As was announced in December, Scout, an eight-week-old Labrador Retriever, will not only join the Capitals for his training but also the other Monumental Sports and Entertainment teams, including the Wizards and Mystics. His training will take place over the next 14 to 16 months, and see Scout participate in community events and select home games.
— Tommy McFLY (@TommyMcFLY) January 30, 2020
“America’s VetDogs is thrilled to join forces with Monumental Sports & Entertainment with this program to raise a future service dog for a veteran or first responder with disabilities,” John Miller, president & CEO of America’s VetDogs said in a statement. “We are thankful to the entire MSE organization for supporting the VetDogs mission but also for joining our dedicated group of volunteer puppy raisers to provide Scout with a unique and enriching environment that will ultimately mold him into a confident and well-socialized service dog.”
Unlike older brother Captain, Scout will not have his own dedicated social media accounts. Instead, you will be able to follow his progress through @Monumental_Sports on Instagram, as well as @MSE and @AmericasVetDogs on Twitter and Facebook.
— Monumental Sports (@MSE) January 30, 2020
Headline photo: @TommyMcFLY
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