Washington Capitals forwards Matt Hendricks, Mike Knuble and David Steckel presented Our Military Kids with a check in the amount of $45,836.99 – a new record – from the money the team raised through Courage Caps today at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
Matt Hendricks has quickly become a Caps fan hero, especially with his super-sick goals against Toronto and the Rangers this week, but today he helped the team give back to the families of our true heroes - the men and women serving our country in uniform.
Today Hendricks joined team mates Mike Knuble and David Steckel to present Our Military Kids with a check in the amount of $45,836.99 – a new record - from the money the team raised through Courage Caps at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The Capitals sold 1,850 Courage Caps and 871 Courage T-shirts during the team’s 2010 campaign.
Courage Caps is in its fourth season and has raised more than $135,000 in its first four years. The Washington Capitals have sold more than 6,500 Courage Caps in four years and more than 1,200 Courage T-shirts in just two years.
Our Military Kids provides grants to the children of deployed National Guard and Military Reserve personnel, as well as children of all Wounded Warriors. The grants pay for participation in activities such as sports, fine arts and tutoring, which nurture and sustain the children while a parent is overseas serving our country. Our Military Kids grants are made to honor the sacrifices military families make and to ensure the children have access to activities and support that help them better cope with challenges arising during a parent's deployment or recovery.