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Nov 26, 2018

Tom Wilson starts Forty Threes Friends program for Make-A-Wish families

Russian Machine Never Breaks

Tom Wilson is doing something special for 20 Make-A-Wish Kids and their families this season. The 24-year-old winger has developed a program called “Forty Three’s Friends” over the offseason. He’ll be donating free tickets to Capitals games through Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, which helps enrich the lives of critically ill children.

Nov 26, 2018


During the offseason, Tom Wilson developed "Forty Three’s Friends" to give the experience of a Caps game to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic children

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.

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