Veterans Day League & Team Events

Hoops for Troops Veterans Day activation honors and supports active and retired military and their families. NBA/WNBA teams, players and legends work with all six branches of the military in communities across the county to coordinate events and in-arena activities for troops and their families. NBA players also wear special oncourt apparel to commemorate the holiday, including Hoops for Troops shooting shirts.

The NBA family also recognized the National Guard, police, firefighters and other first responders whose tireless work has been invaluable in helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

For a complete photo gallery of our military events, visit our NBA Cares Facebook page.


  • NBA Legend Bruce Bowen and WNBA Legend Marie Ferdinand-Harris visited Brooke Army Medical Center and the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio.
  • NBA Legend Buck Williams and WNBA Legend Teresa Edwards spent time at the Fisher House and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Washington Wizards players John Wall and Trevor Booker visited the Soldier & Family Activities Center at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.


Bosh Prepares Packages For Troops Overseas

The Miami HEAT's Chris Bosh recently prepared care packages at American Airlines Arena for our service men and women stationed overseas.

Bucks Visit Milwaukee VA Hospital

To recognize & honor American service men & women, Milwaukee Bucks players Tobias Harris, Ekpe Udoh and John Henson visited veterans at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

Magic Host Seats For Soldiers Night

For the ninth year overall, the Orlando Magic honored military men, women and their families with Seats for Soldiers Night. Seats for Soldiers participating military outfits include Patrick Air Force Base, Orlando Vet Center, Wounded Warrior Project, Orlando Marine affiliate, Orlando Army affiliate, Florida National Guard, Operation Gratitude and Operation Giveback (both Operation Gratitude and Giveback are nonprofits benefiting military personnel).

Timberwolves Tip-Off Heroes United Program

The Minnesota Timberwolves launched their regular season with the Heroes United Program honoring Sergeant Patrick Loch of Litchfield, Minnesota Friday night against the Sacramento Kings.

Wizards Salute to the Stars

As part of NBA Cares Week, John Wall and the Washington Wizards honored our service men and women and their families with their annual Salute to the Stars event. Players serving as celebrity waiters included Wall, rookie Bradley Beal and Emeka Okafor.