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Dreams for Kids and the Washington Capitals team up for Extreme Recess Hockey
Dreams for Kids and the Washington Capitals team up for Extreme Recess Hockey

From Dreams for Kids:

Dreams for Kids and the Caps are teaming up to give children with physical and developmental disabilities the opportunity to play hockey, many for the first time! The Extreme Recess clinic will celebrate the ability in all children and show them how truly ABLE they are.

The event will bring together 75 youth with physical and developmental disabilities, their families, high-level disability advocates, volunteers, several capitals players and members of the coaching staff.

Dreams for Kids is partnering with the Washington Capitals to hold one of the biggest adaptive hockey clinics in the history of Washington, DC. The clinic is completely free for participants and is organized by the volunteer staff at Dreams for Kids, which consists of young adults, all under age 25, who are working to empower youth of all abilities in our nation’s capital. Here is a video from our recent clinic with the Washington Nationals http://vimeo.com/6105680.


Extreme Recess allows this often isolated group of children to engage in the types of physical activities that other children their age experience daily. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, children with physical and developmental disabilities will have the opportunity to be stars on the sports field. The empowerment and self-respect learned at the clinic will carry over into the children’s lives at home, in the classroom, in the community and will help them realize that their disability need not hinder them from reaching their dreams. Extreme Recess celebrates the unique ability in all children and helps them turn the adversity in their lives into opportunity. With over 12,000 children currently living with disabilities in DC and similar stats for surrounding counties, it is vital that we spread awareness about the importance and power that athletics can play in the lives of children with disabilities.

The event is this Friday, February 11th, 2011 from 11:30am – 3:00pm. at the Kettler Ice-Plex (Capital’s training facility) located at 627 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203.

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