July Fourth was John Carlson's day with the Stanley Cup and just as the Caps have done following their first-ever championship, he shared it with the community.
To start the day, Carlson brought the Cup to the Bethesda Firehouse and posed for pictures with Lord Stanley and the firefighters working July 4.
Having two young boys of his own, Carlson wanted to share the Cup with other kids too, so his next stop was the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Of course, the Cup was introduced to "We Are The Champions."
Hello from John Carlson’s Stanley Cup day at Children’s National Hospital, where the Cup is being wheeled in on a gurney as “We Are The Champions” plays. pic.twitter.com/RMvR8lxmtf— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) July 4, 2018
As you'd imagine, the kids were overjoyed with excitement, and Carlson enjoyed it just as much as they did.
John Carlson taking photos with children and their families at Children’s National Medical Center in DC. pic.twitter.com/by20nyUbHq— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) July 4, 2018
Following the reception, Carlson did a little Q&A with some of the kids, and their questions did not disappoint.
After posing for pics, John Carlson did a group interview with a bunch of kids at @childrenshealth. One of the first questions? Have you lost any teeth playing hockey. 😂 #Caps pic.twitter.com/tgJQGLwdLj— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) July 4, 2018
Next, Lord Stanley had to experience an American-style BBQ, so Carlson stopped by a July 4 party in his neighborhood.
The last stop on John Carlson's July Fourth Cup Tour was back to Bethesda Lane for a fundraiser benefiting Defeat DIPG, a charitable organization raising money for childhood brain tumor research.
Our very own Tarik El-Bashir sums up Carlson's day with the Cup perfectly,
So, to recap, @JohnCarlson74 has taken Lord Stanley to: a fire station, a hospital for sick children, a parade in Maryland and a fundraiser benefiting childhood brain tumor research. Carlson’s doing his day with the Cup right.— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) July 4, 2018
Thank you, John Carlson, for sharing your day with the community.
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