Capitals Host Recess Hockey Clinic With Dreams for Kids Skate

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Posted February 9, 2019

(Photos by Caps Outsider)

Friday afternoon, the Washington Capitals, in conjunction with the children charity “Dreams for Kids,” hosted for the 9th consecutive year a Recess Hockey Clinic at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. In this event, players Travis Boyd, Brett Connolly, Nic Dowd and Lars Eller skated, played hockey, signed autographs and took photos with more than 100 participants.

Dreams For Kids DC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower children with physical and developmental disabilities through life-changing activities. Their main goal is to unite peers and lead them to realize their full potential.  In the clinics, they pair each kid with a volunteer, who is able to assist the child in the sport because for many of them its their first time playing it.

Nic Dowd talked to the kids, signed autographs for them, joked with them making them smile and have a great time:


Travis Boyd cheered the kids and even tried to skate sitting in the ice next to them:

 


Eller took the kids for a fast skate, signed autographs and took lots of photos:

Brett Connolly made sure the kids would not fall in the ice, took them for a spin and played hockey with them:

Lastly, Boyd had a long conversation with a kid about how hockey is way better than football.