Team Tips Off Season with Free Team Branded T-Shirt

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Washington Wizards today announced their promotional schedule for the 2011-2012 season. Starting with opening night on Monday, Dec. 26, against the New Jersey Nets, every fan in attendance will receive a red Wizard branded t-shirt courtesy of the team. On New Year’s Day against the Boston Celtics, the team will unveil its road red uniforms for the home fans and magnetic schedules presented by Verizon will be available to all fans in attendance. On April 14 fans attending the Wizards game against the Cleveland Cavaliers will receive a John Wall bobblehead courtesy of Verizon. Other promotional giveaways for the season include winter hats from Volkswagen on Jan. 20, drawstring bags on March 3 courtesy of Capital One Bank and a commemorative poster sponsored by Comcast SportsNet on April 26.

“We are excited to present our 2011-12 promotional calendar,” Wizards Executive Vice President of Business Operations Greg Bibb stated. “We are fortunate to have a strong roster of corporate partners who will help us add value to our home schedule. We also look forward to celebrating the team’s new look by giving a red Wizards t-shirt to every fan in attendance at our December 26 home opener. This is our way of saying thank you to some of the best fans in the NBA.”

Highlights of the promotional schedule include Chinese New Year, Youth Sports Day, Earth Day and Fan Appreciation Night

The following is a complete list of the Washington Wizards’ promotional schedule:

Monday, Dec. 26 - New Jersey Nets - Red Wizards T-shirt
Sunday, Jan. 1 - Boston Celtics - Schedule magnets – Verizon
Friday, Jan. 20 - Denver Nuggets - Winter Hat - Volkswagen
Saturday, March 3 - Cleveland Cavaliers - Drawstring Backpack - Capital One Bank

Saturday, April 14 - Cleveland Cavaliers - John Wall Bobblehead - Verizon

Thursday, April 26 - Miami Heat - Commemorative Poster - Comcast SportsNet

Season tickets, partial plans and group tickets are currently available by calling the Wizards sales office at 202-661-5050 or by visiting www.washingtonwizards.com. The Wizards will pay all convenience fees for individual tickets purchased from Wednesday, December 14, at 10 a.m. through Wednesday, December 21, at 11:59 p.m. For individual game tickets, please call Ticketmaster at 202-397-SEAT or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

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.