John Wall to Appear at Simon Elementary

September 21, 2012

WHO: Washington Wizards John Wall
WHAT: BOKS event
WHEN: Thursday, September 27
WHERE: Simon Elementary School
401 Mississippi Ave S.E.
Washington, D.C., 20032
TIME: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Wizards guard John Wall will make an appearance at Simon Elementary School in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 27, and will take part in a BOKS class with over 200 students. BOKS is a 45 minute before-school physical activity program that aims to enhance academic performance and the overall health of kids. Wall will participate in all of the exercises and is expected to be joined by Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and the Wizards’ mascot G-MAN.

Wall will be available to the media at 9:30 a.m. Media interested in attending need to RSVP to kcolimon@monumentalsports.com.

The Washington Wizards are committed to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and will focus on the following five pillars to maximize its impact on the community: education and scholarship, hunger and homelessness, military and veteran’s affairs, pediatric health and fitness and youth basketball & hockey.

A national non-profit organization backed by the Reebok Foundation and supported by many Reebok athletes, BOKS is currently in more than 160 schools around the country and aims to be in hundreds more come January 2013

The NBA’s Washington Wizards are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and the Patriot Center arena at George Mason University.