Tom Wilson is doing something special for 20 Make-A-Wish Kids and their families this season. The 24-year-old winger has developed a program called “Forty Three’s Friends” over the offseason. He’ll be donating free tickets to Capitals games through Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, which helps enrich the lives of critically ill children.
The kids will get a chance to watch the Capitals play in Capital One Arena, and then come down to the locker room for a tour with Wilson, providing a fun experience as they wait for their wishes to be fulfilled.
“Kids have the right to have a great childhood,” Wilson said. “Whatever I can do to help out with that is something that’s always hit close to home for me.”