Washington Capitals, MSE Foundation Distribute $500k to Fort Dupont Ice Arena
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and the Washington Capitals are designating a previously raised $435,275.55 donation as well as an additional $64,725 for a total of $500,000 to Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena in support of its Kids On Ice® Program. The grant will be distributed over a five-year period, with Fort Dupont Ice Arena receiving $100,000 per year.
“Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena is truly grateful for this incredible support from Ted Leonsis, the Washington Capitals and MSE Foundation,” said Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena chairman Murry Gunty. “Kids On Ice® is the foundational skating program at Fort Dupont Ice Arena and has supported over thousands of children from Wards 7 and 8 on the ice for free each year for over 20 years. This leadership gift solidifies this program, ensuring that the arena will continue to serve as a resource for children to both engage with sports and develop a sense of accomplishment both on and off the ice for years to come.”