Wizards to Host Salute to the Stars

October 15, 2012

WHO: Washington Wizards Players & Staff

WHAT: Salute to the Stars

WHERE: J&G Steakhouse

515 15th Street NW

Washington, DC, 20004

WHEN: Monday, October 22, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Washington Wizards will kick off the NBA Cares Week of Service with their annual ‘Salute to the Stars’ event to honor our service men and women on Monday, October 22, at 11:30 am at J&G Steakhouse at the W in Washington DC.

Serving as celebrity waiters will be players John Wall, Bradley Beal, Emeka Okafor, Jordan Crawford and Shelvin Mack. Team broadcaster and Wizards Bullets alumni association member Phil Chenier, Assistant Coach Sam Cassell, Wizards Executive Vice President of Business Operations Greg Bibb and the Wizard Girls will also participate in the festivities.

Over 100 combat veterans and their families as well as current wounded service personnel will attend as the team’s special guests, representing the United States Air Force, the United States Army, the United States Marines and the United States Navy.

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.

Opened in 2009 and located within steps from one of the country’s most celebrated landmarks – The White House - J&G Steakhouse is located in the cosmopolitan W Hotel and is an award-winning signature steakhouse created by world-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten that showcases internationally inspired menus and utilizes locally sourced ingredients. Rated as a Top 100 Restaurant in Washington DC by Washingtonian, and recently named as one of the best restaurants for business travelers to celebrate a deal by Washington Post, J&G Steakhouse – overseen by Executive Chef Philippe Reininger – offers a sophisticated and exciting dining experience combining French flavors with Asian flair and the perfect combination of fresh seafood, premium grilled meats, well-constructed burgers and sandwiches, inventive savory sides, and whimsical desserts. For additional information or to view menus, please visit www.jgsteakhousedc.com or call (202) 661-2440.

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.