Make-A-Wish Participants Matched with Washington Capitals Hockey Team

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Patrick Stoup is the CEO for SAI in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There, he develops plans to help the company meet both long- and short-term goals. He is also in charge of financial reports and budgets. Outside of work, Patrick Stoup donates to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

The Make-A-Wish foundation helps children with terminal illnesses by granting them a wish of their choosing. This not only raises spirits for the child, but their happiness can bring hope and joy to their own family as well. The Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Make-A-Wish foundation covers the Maryland area, including DC and northern Virginia.

In 2016, each of the players on the Washington Capitals hockey team was paired with a Make-A-Wish participant. The children had the opportunity to skate, talk, and have a good time with their own personal hockey player. Some were even given sled rides on the ice. Each player wore a lavender jersey, with the back featuring the name of the child they were paired with. The jerseys were later auctioned off, with proceeds benefiting Hockey Fights Cancer.