Sneak Peek: Friends of Childrens National Jerseys

To make a donation to either the Virginia or Maryland team please click here.

We look forward to seeing everyone on October 25th at Kettler Capitals Icelex when these two teams take the ice.

National Radio Day

National Radio Day celebrates a great invention and communications medium.

The invention of the radio dates back to the late 1800s. A number of inventors played a role in creating this important medium. A number of inventions and discoveries were required to make the radio a reality. This included both transmission and reception methods and technology. The radio somewhat evolved from the telegraph and the telephone, with wireless telegraph directly contributing to its invention.

Celebrating National Radio Day is easy listening. Simply tune into your favorite radio stations(s). You could also give your local radio personalities a little recognition.

Booz Allen Minutemen Jersey Revealed

The Booz Allen Minutemen will be dawning a very patriotic stars and stripes themed jersey for this year’s Charity Hockey Classic. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Minutemen Jersey, and if interested please go to the ABOUT page and reach out to us.

If you would like to make a donation in honor of the Minutemen team or an individual player click here.

National Tell a Joke Day

Let’s get serious now. We are not kidding. Today is National Tell a Joke Day. We hope your day is filled with chuckles and laughs.

No doubt about it. Today, will be a fun-filled day, with lots of laughter. To fully participate and enjoy this day, just tell some jokes. You can do it in person, or pass along a few humorous emails. That’s easy enough to do. The more jokes you tell, the more fun this day will be. We also encourage you to listen to many jokes today. Everybody is getting into the act, and in order to “tell a joke”, someone has to be present to “listen to a joke”.

Left Hander’s Day

If you are a Leftie, Then Left Handers Day is just for you!

Left Handers, also commonly referred to as Southpaws, are the brunt of more than their share of jokes all year long. How do I know? Yup, you guessed it! It ain’t easy being a leftie. But those of us who are, would have it no other way. Lefties are proud of it.

The world is built for right handers. Examples are everywhere. For example:

• In school, have you ever seen a left handed desk? They don’t exist.
• Many left handed items cost more.
• Novelty coffee mugs are made with the picture or text for a right handed pick-up.
• Scissors for for right handers. Only a lefty would understand this.
• The computer mouse you are using as you read this is designed for right handers.

Did you Know? Right handed people operate in the left side of the brain. Left handed people use the right side. Therefore, only left handed people are in their right mind.

Son and Daughter Day

Son and Daughter Day is a day to spend with your children. After all, your son and daughter are the joy of your life. We hope that everyone reading this has the opportunity in their life to see these joys born and raised happily, and successfully.

Today is a great day to spend with your son and daughter. It’s not a day of gift giving….except for the gift of time. If your son and daughter are still young and live at home with you, be ever aware that time goes by quickly. So, spend as much of today and everyday in their company.

National S’mores Day

S’mores are a favorite campsite treat for young and old kids. If you’re at a campfire, chances are, there’s S’mores. Sticky and gooey, and loaded with sugar and carbs, S’mores are nothing short of delicious. Who was the first person to create S’mores? We don’t know. But, we’re all sure glad they did!

National S’mores Day celebrates this tasty summer treat. It’s appropriately observed in August…campfire prime time. Don’t limit your consumption of S’ores to the campfire. They are popular with kids year round, and can be baked in the oven, or microwave.

The origin of S’mores dates back to the 1920′s. It’s believed the recipe was created by the Campfire Girls. Girl Scouts soon discovered it, and found it to be choclatey delicious. Before long, S’mores became a campfire staple for everyone. S’more folklore suggests that S’mores got its name right by the campfire. After eating one, young kids chanted “gimme some more!”

National Lighthouse Day

National Lighthouse Day honors and commemorates a beacon of light that symbolizes safety and security for boats at sea.

On August 7, 1789, through an Act of Congress, the Federal Government took over responsibility for building and operating our nation’s lighthouses. The government recognized the importance to ships at sea to find safe harbor during fog and storms. Over the years, lighthouses have saved many ships, and an untold number of lives.

Throughout maritime history, Lighthouses have shined their powerful, sweeping lights through the fog and storms, allowing ships of all kinds to find their way back to port during inclement weather. With the advent of radar and GPS technology, lighthouses have taken a back seat in guiding ships to port. However, they remain the universal symbol of safe harbor to ships and communities that rely upon the sea for their livelihood.

Please Support the DC Sled Sharks!

The DC Sled Sharks, sponsored by Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital, is a Washington DC based sled hockey team out of Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, VA. They play in the Delaware Valley Sled Hockey League. Like standing hockey, Sled Hockey is played on a standard size ice rink with 5 five players and a goalie in a standard sized net.

How is it different? Instead of skates, players sit in specially-designed sleds with two hockey blades mounted under the bucket seat on the frame. The stick used by players is about one-third the size of a regulation stick and includes 2 metal “picks” on the end. Players use two of these sticks to propel themselves across the ice.

The newest member of the Friends of Childrens’ National – VA team, Brian Dutton, is their coach and here at the Charity Hockey Classic we are always happy to lend some time and give props to a great cause.

To learn more about the DC Sled Sharks visit

New Look for Charity Hockey Classic Website

To fit the fun and feel of our audiance you will notice that the Charity Hockey Classic webpage has undergone a softer family friendly makeover. With Childrens’ as this year’s charitable benificiary we hope the site is more inviting as the event will have an elevated level of fun and excitement with our new partner. As always kids attedning the event get in FREE and will have plenty of great activities and interactive components for them to enjoy in between periods.

And remember this year’s event is close to Halloween so there is no telling what kind of gholish games and fun frieghts will be in store.