Special Delivery and Ovi-O’s on Aisle 8! Alex Ovechkin Delivers Boxes of Special Ovi-O’s Cereal to Local Elementary School and Hospital, Works a Shift at D.C. Giant Food Ahead of Cereal’s Release

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During his 14 seasons thus far in Washington, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has become a fixture when it comes to giving back to the community and making a difference. With the anticipated release of a special “Ovi-O’s” cereal set for a limited release at Giant Food stores in the DMV area, The Great Eight spent today delivering boxes of the cereal to a local elementary school, hospital, and working a shift at D.C. Giant Food store.

Ovechkin’s first stop was Arlington Traditional Elementary School, where he delivered boxes of Ovi-O’s and enjoyed a bowl with the students, spending time talking, telling the students to ride a bike with a helmet (this comes after he scraped himself up after a bike accident, followed by a fall during a scrimmage at the Capitals’ practice facility) and even doing some math, earning an A+ grade from the class teacher. In addition, he signed some autographs for the teacher, who just so happened to be a big fan of the Capitals.

At the end of his visit, Ovechkin took a class picture with the students and staff members before departing for his next stop at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Upon his arrival at MGUH, Ovechkin was greeted with several hugs and visited with the children patients, many of whom sported Capitals apparel, enjoying another helping of Ovi-O’s with the patients. In addition, he spent time chatting and taking photos with the children, who showed off their artwork to The Great Eight, including a self-made hockey stick and clay figure of Ovechkin himself.

Ovechkin’s final stop on his tour was the Giant Food store on Wisconsin Avenue Northwest in Washington D.C., where he helped stock the cereal shelves (Aisle 8 of course!) with Ovi-O’s.

In addition, Ovechkin helped check out customers (including his wife Nastya), and even card a customer with alcohol among his groceries, signing the first boxes of Ovi-O’s for customers in line.

At the conclusion of his “shift” at Giant, Ovechkin left all customers with a reminder to buy their box of Ovi-O’s:

Ovi-O’s will be available starting September 17 (Ovechkin’s 34th birthday) at all local Giant Food stores in the DMV area, just one day after the Capitals’ first preseason game against the Chicago Blackhawks on September 16.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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