DMV Spotlight

Welcome to the The Sports Capitol’s DMV Spotlight!  Here you’ll find featured local stories from the DC, Maryland, and Virigina area that inform, enlighten, and inspire you.  Check back here for weekly content, and if you have a story you would like to see featured, send us an email!


DMV Spotlight on 3.1.2020 on Tracy’s Kids

DMV Spotlight shines a light on Tracy’s Kids which provides art therapy for children battling cancer. Founder Matt Gerson shared his experience as a ten year old with cancer. Gerson explained why art therapy allows young patients to have a safe place to be a kid during treatment. Tracy’s Kids  provides grants for art therapy…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 2.23.2020 on Banneker-Douglass Museum

DMV Spotlight shines a light on Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis. The museum is dedicated to preserving African-American Heritage in Maryland and features a new exhibit on the ‘Black Vote Mural Project’ to illustrate the history of black men and then women for the right to vote. Guest Sabriyah Hassan, Director of Programs at the  museum described the…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 2.16.2020 on the Humane Rescue Alliance

DMV Spotlight this week shines a light on the Humane Rescue Alliance. Guest, Lisa LaFontaine, president and CEO of Humane Rescue Alliance discussed programs offered to help low income residents keep their pets, opportunities for young people to treat pets kindly and advocating for animals. LaFontaine also talked about the  medical services offered to pet…MORE

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DMV Spotlight on 2.9.2020 on Lucky Dog Animal Rescue DMV Spotlight this week shines a light on Lucky Dog Animal Rescue which has saved the lives of 15 thousand pets since 2009. Guest Colleen Bernhard, Director of Operations, talked about the efforts of Lucky Dog to places animals from high-kill shelters into loving homes across DC, MD and VA by offering weekly adoption events…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 2.2.2020 on the Joy of Financial Planning

DMV Spotlight this week shines a light on a different take on taking charge of your finances. Guest, Jason Howell, author of “Joy of Financial Planning” and Adjunct Professor at the Kogod School of Business at American University and a Certified Financial Planner (making clear he is not providing any financial advice) offers the perspective…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 1.26.2020 on Sleep Disorders

DMV Spotlight shines a light on sleep disorders. Guest, Dr. Tony Panetiere, Sleep Neurologist at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at  Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, and a retired Navy Captain with 25 year of active service, discussed the importance of sleep quality and quantity. Dr. Panetiere also offered practical suggestions…MORE

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DMV Spotlight on 1.19.2020 on Montgomery Hospice

​DMV Spotlight shines a light on Montgomery Hospice on 1.19.2020. Guests, Dr Geoff Coleman, Medical Director of Montgomery Hospice and Monica Escalante, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Communications Officer discussed the various services offered by Montgomery Hospice from Support Groups on Grief to Comfort Care in -home or in extended care facilities including music, pet,…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 1.5.2020 on the American Heart Association

DMV Spotlight on 1.5.2020 shines a light on the American Heart Association. With the new year  often comes a renewed commitment to make healthy choices with a focus on heart health. Guests, Dr. Federico Asch, Cardiologist with MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute and guest, Rob Franklin, immediate past Board Chair of the American Heart Association and…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 12.29.2019 on Central Union Mission

DMV Spotlight shines a light on Central Union Mission, the oldest private social service agency in Washington DC.  Guest, Joseph Mettimano, is the President and CEO of Central Union Mission, a faith based 501 (c)(3) non profit that provides emergency shelter to homeless men in the city. In addition, Mettimano says a Family Mission Center…MORE


DMV Spotlight on 1.12.2020 on Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Virginia

DMV Spotlight on ESPN 630, The Sports Capitol, shines a light this week on Special Olympics Virginia and the Polar Plunge. Guest Ellen Head is Senior Director of Development for Special Olympics Virginia explaining the Polar Plunge is an icy dip in the water in two locations this year to raise funding for local athletes.…MORE