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Nov 21, 2018


Tara Wilson-Jones from Make-a-Wish Mid-Atlantic on #CapsFightCancer

Nov 16, 2018

Capitals Host Hockey Fights Cancer Skating Session

The 2018-19 Washington Capitals team hosted a Hockey Fights Cancer skate with Casey Cares, Flashes of Hope, Hope for Henry, Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Nov. 10.

Nov 10, 2018

Caps give kids special day on the ice

NBC Sports Washington

In partnership with the Make-A-Wish foundation, the Washington Capitals set aside a day to skate with kids. It was a memorable day for all that were involved.

Nov 02, 2018

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Macys team up for Believe campaign


“Did you make your list?” said Shawn Downs to his 10-year-old daughter Carly. Downs knows what it’s like to see a child’s wish granted. “They were riding high!” He said smiling. “And that was amazing to see, amazing to witness.” Two of his five kids—19-year-old John and 10-year-old Carly—both were “riding high” thanks to Make-A-Wish.

Oct 29, 2018

Capitals to Participate in Hockey Fights Cancer

Team to Host Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night Supported by Leidos Friday, Nov. 9; Capitals to Host Hockey Fights Cancer Skate Following Practice on Nov. 10

Oct 19, 2018

Nico Practices with the Ravens

A special guest visited the Ravens during Friday’s practice, as Nico and his family from Grand Rapids, Mich., are in town to also go to Sunday’s “Crucial Catch” game against the Saints.

Oct 03, 2018

Capitals give teen with life-threatening disorder ultimate fan experience


The Washington Capitals and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic are making the season-opening festivities a dream come true for one young fan. Already this week, 17-year-old wish kid Hunter Shrauger has gotten to watch the Capitals practice, had head coach Todd Reirden introduce him to the team before suiting up in a custom jersey and skating with them, as well as a surprise visit with the Stanley Cup.

Oct 02, 2018

Capitals, Make-A-Wish give teen once-in-a-lifetime experience

Hunter Shrauger's wish was to meet Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin. The 18-year-old never imagined he'd be on the ice with the Ovechkin and the Capitals after their practice on Tuesday. Or that he'd get to walk the red carpet with Ovechkin before the Capitals raise their first Stanley Cup banner and play their season opener against the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena on Wednesday.

Aug 16, 2018

MD boy's dream to become professional soccer player comes true


D.C. United players and coaches helped a Maryland boy's Make-A-Wish dream to become a professional soccer player come true. Ten-year-old Gavin Smith met and mingled with the players of D.C. United in the locker room on Thursday, which included fellow superstar Wayne Rooney.

Aug 16, 2018

D.C. United makes 10-year-old soccer fan's wish come true


D.C. United made a dream come true Thursday for a 10-year-old soccer fanatic living with a rare genetic condition. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the team welcomed him to practice and even put him to work.

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