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Steve Scalise Will Drop the Puck at the Congressional Hockey Challenge - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Mar 08,2018
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The lawmakers team after winning in 2016. Photo by C&I Studios.

Source Washingtonian


WASHINGTON, DC. - Nine months after he was shot during a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise will drop the puck at the 10th annual Congressional Hockey Championship on March 15. Scalise spent weeks recovering from a single gunshot wound that ripped through his body, returning to the House last September.

“Being able to participate in a congressional sporting event takes on new meaning for me now, and I’m honored to be able to drop the puck for this year’s Congressional Hockey Challenge,” says the Louisiana Republican. “This game is a great opportunity for both sides of the aisle to put aside their differences and join the same team, but most importantly, it raises money for several worthy charities.”

The game pits lobbyists against lawmakers for a friendly spat at Kettlers Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, where the Washington Capitals practice. Ticket sales actually support a good cause: the Congressional Hockey Challenge acts as a pass-through for numerous DC-area groups, including the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, named for a man who, in addition to his other achievements, was a passionate hockey fan. The fund provides full academic scholarship for students at historically black colleges and universities or predominantly black institutions who participate in the NHL’s Hockey Is for Everyone initiative.

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