Submitted by Nora Stephens on August 19, 2012 - 2:03pm

On Friday, March 11th, Maurice V was one of the five players from the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA), among a group of 70 children, who joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama along with members of the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals as part of the Let’s Move initiative.

The day started of with a ceremony with President Obama honoring the 2009-2010 Stanley Cup Champion CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS. Following the ceremony, First Lady Michelle Obama, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, and USA Hockey Executive Director Dave Ogrean presided over a street hockey workout and clinic on a rink set up on the South Lawn of the White House. The clinic for local youngsters, which was conducted by members of the Blackhawks and Washington Capitals, is part of a new collaboration between Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, the NHL and USA Hockey to encourage American children to lead active and healthy lives.

American Special Hockey Association President Mike Hickey and myself, the Legislative Director of ASHA programs and Head Coach of the Montgomery Cheetahs also accompanied the five players.

I thought would share a few pictures from the event with you. Along with the great pictures of Maurice is a picture of Aiden from the Cool Cats giving the President a high-5. Aiden wasn’t able to make it to front row so I put him on my shoulders and bee-lined to the front line (through the crowd) in time to get the President’s attention for a high-5. Please share these pictures with your athletes.

I will not be at practice this Saturday, March 19th. I’ll be coaching my daughter Erica’s team at the Pony Tail Tournament in York, PA. She has a game tonight at 5:00 PM. Coach Kryan Kennedy will be leading the Cheetah Practice this weekend.

See you next weekend and have a great practice with Coach Kryan.

Coach David

Date: 
March 18, 2011