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Kid Rock Presented With Personalized Washington Capitals Jersey (Photos)

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green was on hand when rocker Kid Rock — wait, is Kid Rock a “rocker”? You know, in the way that every time you mention Bret Michaels, you have to say “Rocker Bret Michaels”? — was presented with a personalized Caps jersey. I know what you’re thinking: why is Kid Rock getting his own Caps jersey? Isn’t he from Detroit?

Well, the thing is that Kid Rock is currently on a nationwide club tour and at each stop he is donating money to local charities. It just so happens Kid Rock was playing a gig at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md and the photo-op and press conference occurred prior to the show.

Green, along with D.C. area radio show host Eliot Segal, who are co-founders of the charity So Kids Can, presented Kid Rock with said jersey after he made a donation on behalf of the appropriately named Kid Rock Foundation.

“We’re so thankful to Kid Rock for this donation,” said Green. “I know there are a lot of worthwhile charities in the D.C. area and I’m honored that he chose So Kids Can for this grant.”

Green and Segal created the So Kids Can program in 2008 to benefit youth-focused, nonprofit organizations. This season Caps forwards Nicklas Backstrom and Brooks Laich have also joined the cause.

Well done. And kudos to Kid Rock for his philanthropic efforts. Obviously, even the most die-hard Detroit Red Wings fan can see no wrong with Kid Rock, um, rocking a Capitals jersey. They know where the guy’s heart lies.

[H/T D.C. Sports Bog]