MEDIA ADVISORY ** PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Capitals to Grant Wish of Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic Child
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will grant the wish of 6-year-old Arvada, Colorado native Owen Meyer Saturday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 11. Meyer’s wish to meet and skate with the team will come true through Make-A-Wish ® Mid-Atlantic.
Meyer was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014 and underwent chemotherapy treatment for three years. He is currently in remission and no longer receiving treatments. Meyer plays on the Jaguars youth hockey team in Colorado.
On Feb. 10, Meyer will join the Capitals on ice at the conclusion of practice, skating with select players. He also will receive a tour of Kettler Capitals Iceplex and the locker room.
On Feb. 11 Meyer’s wish will continue with the ‘Ultimate Fan’ experience at Capital One Arena as part of the team’s Kids Day presented by Giant. He will watch warmups from the Capitals bench, assist Slapshot with various activities and participate in the Capital One Bank Fan of the Game chant, in addition to other elements.
WHO: Washington Capitals and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
WHAT: Granting the wish of Owen Meyer, a Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic child
WHEN: Feb. 10
11 a.m. practice
Owen will join players on ice at the conclusion of practice
3 p.m. – Conclusion of game
WHERE: Feb. 10
Kettler Capitals Iceplex
627 N. Glebe Rd. Suite 850
Arlington, VA 22203
Capital One Arena
601 F Street
Washington, D.C. 20004
* Media interested in covering the event must contact Megan Eichenberg in the Capitals media relations department in order to ensure media credentials.
About Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic serves children who reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Founded in 1983, the organization has granted more than 9,500 wishes in the Mid-Atlantic region since its inception. This year alone, 840 local children are expected to be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. However, for every wish granted, at least one more local child is waiting. The community has the opportunity to make an impact today by helping Make-A-Wish to reach hundreds of kids whose wishes would go otherwise go unanswered this year. For more information, please visit: www.midatlantic.wish.org.