Hey Caps Fans,
Last Friday Red Rocker Courtney J. and I were honored to spend the day with children’s wing patients at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, spreading Halloween cheer. We arrived in costume as violet and magenta crayons and were welcomed by children into the common area. The kids were busy with several activities, including coloring, Play-Doh modeling, and eating delicious cupcakes! I met a young boy named Brock, who helped me spell out the entire alphabet in Play-Doh while telling me about his favorite things, including the Capitals jersey that he was rocking. You could see the overwhelming excitement in each kid as they told the Red Rockers and Slapshot about their awesome Halloween costumes.
As the morning continued, the children filled up Halloween goodie bags with Washington Capitals swag, from hats and t-shirts to Tom Wilson bobble heads and bendy Slapshots. As we continued with room visits, the younger children greeted us with beautiful smiles in exchange for shiny Halloween and Capitals balloons.
Courtney and I loved our time with the children and listening to them describe their excitement for Halloween. Courtney, Slapshot and myself felt truly blessed that we could bring smiles to the children’s faces. We couldn’t help but leave with smiles of our own after seeing how happy we were able to make them, especially with their cupcake frosting smeared grins. The Red Rockers can’t wait to visit our new friends again soon so they can help us cheer on the Caps!
- RR Victoria