The Make-A-Wish Foundation teams up with ESPN every year to do a series of segments called “My Wish,” which chronicle some of the charity wishes granted by athletes to children with serious medical conditions.
Sam Jacobson’s wish was to meet Caps captain Alex Ovechkin, and boy did he. The young hockey player, who is in the final stages of his lymphoma treatment, recieved some one on one on-ice coaching at Kettler, got to shoot and score on an in-goal Ovi, and was on hand at Verizon to witness an overtime-winning goal by his hockey hero.
The three-day trip to D.C. didn’t just affect 16-year-old Sam. His younger brother came here a Sidney Crosby fan, but his mom told ESPN.com that’s no longer the case.
“He’s an Ovechkin fan now,” she said.