Caps Fans are Encouraged to Participate in Fort Dupont Project

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Photo: Gene Wu

In what’s become a tradition for the last seven years, the Capitals, along with the Monumental Sports and Entertainment Foundation, will once again be hosting a service project at the Fort Dupont Ice Arena on Saturday, June 3. Fans are encouraged to get involved and to sign up on the Monumental Foundation website. This year’s lineup will feature Kim Trotz; Red Rockers Kathleen and Laura; as well as everyone’s favorite hockey mascot, Slapshot. 

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE

For the eighth-consecutive year, the Washington Capitals are hosting a service project with Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation at the Fort Dupont Ice Arena. Caps fans, this is your chance to get involved and give back to the community with the Washington Capitals. Join Caps Better Half Kim Trotz, Red Rockers Kathleen and Laura and Slapshot on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to help spruce up Fort Dupont. Adults and children are encouraged to participate. Projects will include:

  • Painting locker rooms, hallways and classroom
  • Cleaning and repairing speed mats and helmets and numbering rental skates
  • Washing windows and cleaning and waxing boards
  • Sorting and pairing hockey equipment
  • Stringing goal nets
  • Cleaning and mulching tree boxes and flower beds
  • Sweeping the parking lot and sidewalks
  • Organizing and inventorying skating dresses

This promises to be a fun and rewarding day of service. All volunteers will receive a Caps T-shirt and lunch courtesy of MSE Foundation at the conclusion of the project.

This is your opportunity to be part of the team! Show the community that you care and give back with the Caps. Remember, there’s only enough space for 100 volunteers, so don’t wait, sign up below!  Once you register, you will receive further details about the project. Please note that children are welcome to participate in the project, but must be signed up separately from parents.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Pace, executive director of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, at epace@monumentalsports.com.

Fort Dupont is the only public indoor ice arena located in Washington, D.C., and the only skating facility in the area that provides free or subsidized skating programs to children. Its Kids On Ice program provides free figure skating, hockey and speed skating lessons to economically disadvantaged children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn these sports. Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena partners with public and private schools, summer camps, churches and local community organizations to promote and deliver its programs to more than 7,000 children per year.

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By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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