Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) joined other lawmakers last week in an annual hockey game against Washington lobbyists in a game that raised over $100,000 for the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club and the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Arena.
"It's for a terrific cause," Kerry said in an interview. "It's fun to be able to come out and have fun like this. To play a game that you love, and also be doing good and helping some kids out, that's when you have a good day."
The club is the only indoor ice rink in Washington, and promotes safe after-school activities by teaching hockey to youth in the city.
The former Democratic presidential nominee contributed an assist for the lawmakers squad, which lost 5-3 to the lobbyists. Also playing were Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) and Larry Buschon (R-Ind.).
"It's really good beating the lawmakers," PhRMA lobbyist Robert Filippone said. "They talk a lot of trash, so it feels really good."
Kerry, who played hockey throughout high school and college, was able to make it onto the ice despite undergoing two hip replacement surgeries since August of 2009.
Watch the interview with Kerry above, along with some scenes from the ice.