In just a short time, the Capitals have started to become a part of the Topeka community both on and off the ice. Lately, players have been visiting local schools and educating kids on fitness, nutrition, and hockey as part of the Get Fit program sponsored by Great Life and Subway while also pitching in with the Race Against Breast Cancer.
John Crusinberry and Kyle Rimbaugh stopped by Lowman Hill Elementary last Tuesday while Steve MacIver, Bear Ross, and Hank Roers visited Jay Shideler. The players took questions and talked about all of the work they have to do to keep in shape. From team workouts to gym sessions and daily practices, the kids learned about the work it takes to become a successful athlete. They also learned about the right foods to eat in order to stay healthy and energetic. Afterwards, the players had their students engage in a pregame stretching routine before they played a game of floor hockey.
On Saturday, the team was up bright and early to help out with the Race Against Breast Cancer’s 5K event at the Washburn University Law building. Over 1,800 participants attended the event and the Capitals were on hand registering walkers and runners on Friday night and handing out water on the course Saturday morning. One hundred percent of the funds raised last weekend will help support the Race Against Breast Cancer and their no cost mammography program in Northeast Kansas.
The Get Fit program is an extension of the team’s mission to promote education, hard work, and fitness. All throughout the season, players will be visiting schools around Topeka to further this goal. If you have a group or school that would be interested in hosting the Get Fit program, please call 785-286-7825 or email our Community Relations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.