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Capitals’ Wives and Girlfriends Visit Children’s National Medical Center

Tuesday, 04.3.2012 / 2:37 PM ET / Community
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Capitals\u2019 Wives and Girlfriends Visit Children\u2019s National Medical Center
ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals’ wives and girlfriends Ashley Beagle, Carmen Brouwer, Mandy Flemmer (Karl Alzner), Monika Hybnerova (Michal Neuvirth), Cynthia Lavoie (Roman Hamrlik) and Lindsay MacDonald (Dennis Wideman) visited Children’s National Medical Center on Monday, April 2, to make spring-themed arts and crafts with patients in the hospital’s atrium.

This was the Capitals second trip to Children’s National Medical Center this season, as Caps players Karl Alzner, Jeff Halpern, Matt Hendricks and Mike Knuble played video games and colored with patients on Feb. 27. The wives and girlfriends created Easter baskets and crowns and took pictures with the patients. They also passed out Caps pencils, dog tags, key rings and tattoos.

“I think it’s important to give back to the community and it seems like the kids really enjoy it,” said Lavoie. “It’s really rewarding to spend time with them.”

“This is my first visit here with the Caps,” said MacDonald. “It’s nice to spend our free time doing crafts with the kids. Some of them are really creative!”

The Washington Capitals have been visiting Children’s National Medical Center for more than 20 years.

Children’s National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nation’s children for more than 140 years, Children’s National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

To see a photo gallery from the event, click here.