Sashia Jones, Vice President of Player Development and Social Engagement - Monumental Basketball
Entering her 18th season in the Washington Wizards organization, Sashia Jones has established the organization as a pillar of philanthropy in the DC metropolitan community.
Under her leadership as vice president of community relations, the team has established signature events such as Salute to the Stars, Family to Family, the Special Olympics Unified game and the Thanksgiving Day Assist which have all been recognized as best practices in the NBA.
Jones has also implemented programs and initiatives for Wizards All-Stars John Wall and Bradley Beal that have led to each winning the NBA’s Community Assist Season-long award. This award is given to an NBA player who best reflects the passion that the league and its players share for giving back to their communities. In addition to established community events, Jones has partnered the organization with numerous social and charitable organizations throughout the DC metropolitan area, including Make-a-Wish which helps fulfill the wishes of children experiencing health challenges, and Bright Beginnings Inc., which assists children experiencing homelessness with opportunities to receive educational assistance and special experiences during every holiday season.
A native of Silver Spring, Maryland, Jones earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bowie State University.