Fort Dupont

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WATCH: Caps Share Stanley Cup with Youth Black Hockey Team

June 18, 2018

By: Eyasu Delesa

The Washington Capitals have been making the rounds with the Stanley Cup, visiting various places in the DMV and allowing lucky fans to see the trophy up close and personal.

Alex Ovechkin and Ted Leonsis took the cup to Southeast D.C. on Friday to visit Fort Dupont Ice Arena, the only indoor rink in D.C.

Because of the location, most of the skaters who visit the rink are black youth from Wards 7 and 8, which is major for a sport that is lacking diversity.

“It feels good and special,” Justus Tyree, a 10-year-old Fort Dupont forward, told William Douglas of TheColorOfHockey. “They won and they get to bring the Cup for our organization and not the other organizations that practice here. It’s very cool.”

"Now this is the content I'm here for. Fort Dupont is home to one of the only youth black hockey teams in DC and they took the Stanley Cup by there for those kids to see and feel greatness," Twitter user @TroyHalibur wrote. 

What a cool experience of the kids of the Dupont Ice Arena!

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