Wounded Warriors & Taps Families Attend Wizards Practice in Celebration of Courage Program and NBA Cares

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Wizards hosted wounded warriors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as well as families from Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) at Verizon Center on Nov. 7. The visit was part of the launch of Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation’s Wizards Courage Program presented by Telos Corporation and NBA Cares Hoops for Troops Veterans Day initiative.

“We were honored to have the opportunity to meet the wounded warriors and their families,” said Wizards guard John Wall. “We are grateful for their service and the sacrifices that they have made to guarantee our freedom.”

Hats with the word “Courage” written in the Wizards’ wordmark will be on sale starting today with 100% of the proceeds benefiting TAPS. The Courage hats will be sold for $25 at the Verizon Center Team Store and at merchandise stands throughout the arena during all Wizards home games. There will also be a limited number of autographed Courage hats available for sale at the MSE Foundation table located behind section 104 on the main concourse at Verizon Center.

Courage hats autographed by Bradley Beal, Nene, John Wall or Martell Webster will be available for purchase for $50. Courage hats signed by Marcin Gortat, Al Harrington, Otto Porter or Kevin Seraphin will be available for $40.

TAPS is a nonprofit organization that provides ongoing emotional help, hope and healing to all who are grieving the death of a loved one in military service to America, regardless of their relationship to the deceased, geography or circumstance of the death. TAPS offers comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs, including peer-based emotional support, case work assistance, regional seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, and grief and trauma resources. Founded out of tragedy in 1994, TAPS has assisted more than 30,000 grieving military families and their caregivers.

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Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation supports the charitable efforts of the professional teams under its umbrella: the Washington Capitals, Mystics and Wizards. MSE is committed to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and focuses on the following five pillars to maximize its impact on the community: education and scholarship, hunger and homelessness, military and veterans’ affairs, pediatric health and fitness and youth basketball and hockey. In 2013 Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, along with the Leonsis Foundation, will donate more than $1.5 million to local charities. More than $1,000,000 has been donated to date.