Photos: Family Holiday Party at Kettler

Children run through shooting drills during Monumental Sports and Entertainment’s holiday party for families Washington Wizards mascot G-Wiz and Washington Capitals spirit squad members – Red Rockers – skate with a family at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Washington Capitals mascot Slapshot instructs a child on stickhandling and shooting during Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s Family-to-Family holiday party A child has his face painted with the Capitals logo during Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s Family-to-Family holiday party at Kettler Capitals Iceplex A child shares his holiday wish list with Santa during Monumental Sports and Entertainment’s holiday party Washington Capitals mascot Slapshot greets children on the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex during Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s Family-to-Family holiday party Washington Capitals Strength and Conditioning Coach Mark Nemish teaches a child to skate during Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s holiday party

The Washington Wizards, Mystics and Capitals hosted a holiday party for underprivileged D.C. area families at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston over the weekend.

The holiday party, held from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Sunday, is a tradition for team owner Monumental Sports & Entertainment.

“This year 21 families were adopted through Family-to-Family, an initiative created by the Wizards 16 years ago that provides holiday cheer to underserved, deserving families in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area,” Monumental said in a press release.

At the party, families were able to skate on the Capitals ice, play games, and meet Santa Claus, Wizards mascot G-Wiz, Wizard Girls, Capitals mascot Slapshot and the Red Rockers. The parents were also given gifts, to be opened in celebration of the holidays later this month. The presents were purchased during a $25,000 holiday shopping spree by Wizards and Capitals wives and girlfriends, funded by Monumental.

Photos courtesy Monumental Sports & Entertainment


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