Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cute Caps Photo of the Day

Capitals’ forward David Steckel skates with some of the kids the Washington Capitals Charities and Caps adopted through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program on Dec. 27, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

And the cutest Capitals picture of the day belongs to David Steckel as he enthusiastically taught two youngsters the ins and outs of skating like a pro during the team's skating party for the 25 families adopted through the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. This past Sunday, Washington Capitals Charities and the Caps hosted the families that the Capitals players’ wives and girlfriends shopped for during the holiday season.

Quintin and Amy Laing, Shaone Morrisonn, Jeff Schultz and Mackenzie Keeley, David and Diondra Steckel and Slapshot skated with the children and their families before enjoying pizza provided by Rocco’s Italian Restaurant. This was some of the children’s first time on skates. The Capitals players and their wives helped the kids around the ice and taught them some new skills.

“This was such a special day for the children and for my wife who got to see some of the kids she shopped for,” said Steckel. “You can see the kids are having a fun time which is the most important thing.”

On Nov. 17 Rachel Fehr, Mackenzie Keeley and Diondra Steckel shopped for bikes, books, clothes, electronics and toys, spending $275 on each child. The parents and guardians received Target and local grocery store gift certificates. By the end of the day the wives and girlfriends filled up 40 shopping carts and five SUVs with toys, clothes and presents for a total of more than $23,000.

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