Capitals, Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic Grant Wish of 6-Year-Old Owen Meyer
– The Washington Capitals and Make-A-Wish
Mid-Atlantic granted the wish of 6-year-old Arvada, Colorado, native Owen Meyer Saturday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 11.
Meyer was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014 and underwent chemotherapy treatment for three years. He is currently in remission and is no longer receiving treatments. Meyer plays on the Jaguars youth hockey team in Colorado.
On Feb. 10, Nicklas Backstrom surprised Meyer with an invitation to join the Capitals on ice at the conclusion of practice, where he skated with several players. He also spent time with players in the locker room and received a tour of Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Watch a video on
On Feb. 11 Meyer’s wish continued with the ‘Ultimate Fan’ experience at Capital One Arena as part of the team’s Kids Day presented by Giant. He watched warmups from the Capitals bench, served as a mini Slapshot in the first intermission during mites on ice, participated in a tricycle race during the second intermission and led the Capital One Bank Fan of the Game chant, in addition to other elements.
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: