WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: (L-R) NHL/Thurgood Marshall College Fund scholarship winner Richard Lucas of the Ed Snider Hockey Foundation, Thurgood Marshall College Fund Financial Officer Velma Hart, scholarship winner Donald Shaw III of the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman pose for photographs with the Stanley Cup after a briefing on the state of hockey with members of the Congressional Hockey Caucus in the Rayburn House Office Building April 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. Lucas and Shaw are the inaugural receipients of the NHL/Thurgood Marshall College Fund scholarships.
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