Two years ago, the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup and along the way, we were introduced to six-year-old, youth hockey player Keelan Moxley. Keelan was the girl that Brett Connolly tried to throw a warmup puck to two different times before a third was finally given to her by an adult. The clip went viral and inadvertently started a national conversation about the preferential treatment of boys over girls.
Keelan would later meet Connolly and was invited back for the Stanley Cup Final, where she was caught freaking out on camera after Conno scored in Game Four.
In short, Keelan gave us a lot of joy back then, which is why I’d like to return the favor. On Saturday, May 16, Keelan will be turning nine-years-old. The problem is she can’t have a birthday party due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“She was pretty upset that she wasn’t going to be able to have a party,” Andrew Moxley, Keelan’s dad, said in a message to RMNB. “She understands why, but it’s still difficult for her to accept. So I’d really like to make this one special, but I’m not sure how. She misses the Capitals and playing hockey so much.”
Andrew’s message really bummed me out, just like it bummed my son out that he couldn’t have a birthday party to celebrate turning three in March.
So I was wanted to do something and was wondering if you could help.
Could you send a tweet, take a photo, or record a video wishing Keelan a Happy Birthday? Just reply to the tweet linked here with your birthday wish. We’ll like and retweet our favorites. I told Andrew my plan and he promises to show Keelan on Saturday. If you don’t have Twitter, you can also share your message in the comments below.
For those who want suggestions on what you can include in your birthday wishes, Keelan loves the Washington Capitals, Brett Connolly, playing hockey, the pop group BTS, and animals such as pigs and cats.
Let’s try to make Keelan as happy as this moment.
Happy Birthday, Keelan!
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