Chicago Blackhawks honored at the White House next Friday

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The Chicago Blackhawks, the Stanley Cup champions, will be at the White House on March 11 to be honored by President Obama and First Lady Michelle. The Blackhawks play the Washington Capitals on Sunday, March 13.

Below, from the White House….

On Friday, March 11, at 3:00 p.m. ET, President and Mrs. Obama will welcome the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks to the White House to honor the team’s 2009-10 championship season.

Following the ceremony, First Lady Michelle Obama, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, and USA Hockey Executive Director Dave Ogrean will preside 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 will be 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 and continues the President’s tradition of sports champions serving in the community as part of their visit.

Earlier in the week, members of the team and Blackhawks staff will also visit troops and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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