Wizards Reading Timeouts

Throughout the 2016-17 seasons the Washington Wizards will continue to host Reading Timeouts at various locations in the Metropolitan Area for elementary school-aged children.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (January 16, 2017)

Black History Month
The Washington Wizards and Amtrak are proud to honor the great and countless contributions of African-Americans in the community. Click the links below to learn more about our 2015-16 Black History Spotlight Honorees, #WeHonorHistory and more..

2016-17 Black History Spotlight Honorees

Wizards' Harlem Renaissance Art Contest

Dream Big
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday, the Washington Wizards will host the fourth annual “We Are Dreamers” Dr. King challenge for elementary, middle and high school-aged students. Participating students must submit original pieces of work on a specific focal point outlined by the Community Relations department. Additional information on the challenge will be posted soon!

Watch our latest Dr. King "We Are Dreamers" interactive panel discussion

Panel Photo Gallery

“Spread the Word to End the Word”: Wizards and Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game

In a continued effort to raise awareness and in conjunction with the NBA league-wide campaign, the Wizards will continue our partnership with the local Special Olympics chapter by hosting the Spread to End the Word basketball game. During a Wizards home game in the month of March we will also recognize athletes from the Special Olympics as well as encourage fans to take the pledge to cease from using the “R” word.

Video from 2017 Unified Game

My Brother's Keeper / MENTOR Campaign (January, National Mentoring Month)

Salute to the Stars

In honor of Veteran’s Day, as well as our yearlong commitment to military and veterans and the NBA’s Hoops for Troops initiative, the Wizards hosted their annual Salute to the Stars program for members of the military community. The team welcomed active, veterans, wounded warriors and family members that have lost a loved one in combat to a private luncheon and visit with team coaches and players.

Salute to the Stars Video Recap

Hoops for Troops Week (November 4 - November 12, 2016)

Activate Wizards Fitness

The Activate Wizards Fitness Program is geared toward reaching schools, community groups and other local agencies through Health & Fitness. The Wizards Cares team consistently reinforces the NBA’s FIT initiative by encouraging young fans to eat healthy and be active for at least 60 minutes each day.

Click here for more on Activate Wizards Fitness

NBA FIT Week presented by Kaiser Permanente(January 18 - January 26, 2017)

A Healthy Trick-or-Treat

The Wizards team and staff will host a Healthy Halloween family costume party at the arena. This kid-friendly gathering is an opportunity for us to celebrate without consuming large amounts of sugar based candy and sweets.

Click here for a look back at Healthy Trick-or-Treat

Junior NBA Week (October 18 - October 25, 2016)

Hoops for St. Jude Week (March 12 - March 18, 2017)

Coaches Award presented by Verizon

Wizards & NBC 4 Food-4-Families

The Washington Wizards and Mystics will join forces with NBC4 to host the annual Food-4-Families canned food drive collection. This day long campaign will take place outside of the Verizon Center (6th and F Street) on Monday, November 21, 2017. Additional information about the event will be posted soon!

NBA Cares Season of Giving (November 23-December 25, 2015)