Washington Sports and Entertainment Announces Remembering Abe

WHAT: ‘Remembering Abe’ - A public memorial in celebration of the life of Chairman Abe Pollin

WHO: Speakers to include: NBA Commissioner David Stern, NBA Hall of Famers Wes Unseld and Earl Monroe, Wizards captain Antawn Jamison, Capitals legend Yvon Labre, Robert Pollin, Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, DC Council Member Jack Evans, Chairman of the DC City Council Vincent Gray, among others whose lives were touched by Mr. Abe Pollin

WHEN & WHERE:
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
7:00 pm
Verizon Center
601 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

The Washington Wizards and Washington Sports & Entertainment will host an open public memorial for Abe Pollin, who passed away on Tuesday, November 24th at the age of 85. In the words of some of those that were closest to Abe Pollin, ‘Remembering Abe’ will pay tribute to the sportsman, businessman, philanthropist and family man in the ‘House That Abe Built’; Verizon Center, in the heart of the nation’s capital. The memorial event is free and open to the public. Donations can also be made in his honor to Abe’s Table c/o Wizards Care.

Remembering Abe Holiday Toy Drive
Throughout the day on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009, Wizards Care will conduct a day-long toy drive at Verizon Center. As a way of honoring Abe Pollin, people are asked to drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the F Street Entrance of Verizon Center, anytime from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. The toys will be donated to the Salvation Army this holiday season. Every person who donates a toy will receive a ticket voucher to a future Wizards game, and while supplies last Dunkin Donuts will provide morning treats, and Papa John’s will provide midday snacks for participants.