Ivanka Trump presents ‘National Youth Sports Strategy’ at Fort Dupont Ice Arena with Tom Wilson and John Carlson
Thursday morning at Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, and advisor to and daughter of the President, Ivanka Trump, presented the Trump Administration’s National Youth Sports Strategy.
According to Azar, the strategy will give “$6.7 million in grants to 18 organizations in 13 states as part of [their] youth in sports initiative.”
Azar then thanked the NHL and Monumental Sports and Entertainment for their support of youth programs. The Nationals’ youth baseball academy and Fort Dupont Ice Arena, both of which support underserved youth in the D.C. area, will be two of the strategy’s financial recipients.
In attendance from the Capitals’ organization were players Tom Wilson and John Carlson, mascot Slapshot, former Capital and current color analyst Craig Laughlin. Neal Henderson, co-founder of the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club and recent US Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, was also present.