So Kids Can Makes
Impact on D.C. Community
under-resourced communities into vital and vibrant centers
Backstrom, Holtby and Wilson toured multiple rooms
at Hendley, discussing with school offi cials which would
benefi t most from a So Kids Can and Heart of America
Foundation remodel. At the end of the season, they’ll present
a check to The Heart of America Foundation, who will
spearhead the project at the school with the support of
So Kids Can.
“Seeing the commitment of the students in the STEM
classroom alone was impressive,” said Wilson. “It was
awesome to learn about the Sparkle Bots and Tiny Bots
and their excitement toward STEM subjects. That makes
us even more excited to return and create a modern space
that will help them even more in their studies.”
Over the years, So Kids Can has touched on several additional
facets throughout the region, dating back to 2008
when it was founded by Segal and former Capitals defenseman
As the Capitals roster has evolved, so have the players
involved with So Kids Can.
Backstrom joined the program in 2011, followed by Holtby
in 2015 and Wilson in 2017.
“When I learned about So Kids Can, it was an easy decision
to get involved,” said Backstrom. “Its goal is simple
in that we want to help kids, and there are so many ways
that we can do that. It also goes beyond donating money.
That’s a big part of what we do, but it’s also very important
to us to spend time with the kids who will benefi t from it
and be as hands-on as we can with projects.”
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