Community Programs

Wizards Care will highlight a series of Wizards Community Relations programs that focus on our five pillars: education, military and veterans, health and fitness, youth basketball, and homelessness and hunger as well as NBA initiatives.

The entire Wizards organization is constantly in the community either giving back or interacting with fans. Check out some of the best appearances and fan interaction from the past year.

Education

TIMEOUT WITH THE WIZARDS
Throughout the 2013-14 season the Washington Wizards hosted Reading Timeouts for the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area (MD and VA) area schools.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH
The Wizards and Amtrak are proud to honor the great and countless contributions of African-Americans in the community. 2012 Honorees and This Day in Black History.

In celebration of Black History Month, the Washington Wizards will host the second annual “We Are Dreamers” Dr. King challenge for high school students. Participating students must submit original pieces of work on an outline focal point outlined by the Community Relations department. Additional information on the challenge will be posted soon.

NBA Cares Week (October 20th- October 27th)

Wizards and Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game

“Spread the Word to End the Word” (March 5, 2014)

NBA Go Green Week (April 3rd – April 10th)

Military and Veterans

WOUNDED WARRIORS
In honor of Veterans Day and to show our continued support the Wizards will host special events for the our wounded warriors and for those families who have lost a loved one in combat.

SALUTE TO THE STARS
The Washington Wizards will host their fourth annual Salute to the Stars event in November. The luncheon will be held in honor of wounded warriors, veterans, caregivers, and family members for the sacrifices they have made for our country.

HEROES ON THE COURT

Health & Fitness

Activate Wizards Fitness is a program designed to motivate middle school students to participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day, in conjunction with establishing healthy eating habits.

A Healthy Trick or Treat

NBA FIT Live Healthy Week (January 3rd- January 10th)

Youth Basketball

Coaches Award presented by Verizon

Homelessness and Hunger

Wizards & NBC4 Food for Families

WIZARDS EMPLOYEES VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
It's not just the Players and Coaches that make a difference off the court, Wizards employees do so as well. Our employees participate in food delivery programs, canned food drives, Everybody Wins DC! and our Family-to-Family program.

NBA Cares Season of Giving (November 25th- December 31st)

Game Changer Award (more details to be added)