Washington Capitals host special hockey clinic for Dreams For Kids D.C.

Washington Capitals host Dreams for Kids DC clinic Friday, February 19, 2016. (ABC7/ Mike Carter-Conneen)

The Washington Capitals hosted dozens of kids with special needs at a Friday afternoon hockey clinic at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

The event was organized by Dreams For Kids D.C. The local non-profit strives to empower children with physical and developmental disabilities through social activities and events.

More than 100 children from across the D.C. region participated in the event - many of them hitting the ice for the very first time.

Capitals forward Tom Wilson hosted the event along with defenseman Taylor Chorney.

"You know what we can pick them up when they fall, and just kind of give them some tips here and there," Wilson said. "But I just think it's about having fun and making sure everyone is just enjoying their time."

Parents said, all week, their children could not wait for the event.

"This is great. They have the opportunity to be a kid without being judged," said Denise Vinson.

At the end of the day, each kid went home with a t-shirt, autographed photos and a big smile.

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