So Kids Can Makes
Impact on D.C. Community
The organization serves 500 children in grades K-12
living in Wellington Park, a neighborhood where 80 percent
of adults don’t have a high school diploma and the
average annual household income is less than $10,000.
Horton’s Kids provides academic, youth development,
health and basic-needs support with the goal of empowering
children for success in school, career, and life.
Upon presenting the donation to Horton’s Kids, the So
Kids Can members toured the facility and spent time with
Two local Capitals-themed playgrounds also materialized
as a result of So Kids Can: a playground at Associates for
Renewal in Education in Washington, D.C., and the S.T.A.R.S.
Playground at Hopkins-Tancil Court in Alexandria, Va.
Each playground build saw more than 200 fans, community
members and players come together to construct
Prior to each build, the Capitals and So Kids Can worked
with KaBOOM! and the communities to identify what elements
to include, from rock walls and slides to adventure
bridges and play dozers.
For the past three seasons, So Kids Can has raised
additional funding by offering a So Kids Can Starting
The auction features the opportunity for the winner to
determine the starting lineup for a preseason game. The
winner then announces the starters to the team in the
Capitals locker room, with the funds from the auction providing
an extra monetary boost to the So Kids Can pot.
To date So Kids Can has donated nearly $400,000 to
To learn more about So Kids Can or to make a donation
to the program, visit MonumentalFoundation.org and click
‘Player Programs’ under the ‘Programs’ tab.
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