Wizards inspiring Courage in fans

As part of the first ever Washington Wizards Courage Program, the Wizards are selling hats to benefit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Photo: Provided by the Washington Wizards

WASHINGTON, DC, November 11, 2013 — As the seasons change, so too does the DC hat trend. Across the city, many are putting their Washington Nationals hats to rest until next spring, and sporting a new cap that’s black with red outlining a single word: Courage.

Courage is what the Wizards need this season as they come off a 2-4 start and face the Mavericks, Spurs, and Cavaliers this week, but it’s also what they hope to inspire. As part of the first ever Washington Wizards Courage Program, sponsored by Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and Telos Corporation, the new hats are on sale to benefit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

The Washington Wizards Courage Program will give 100% of all proceeds to TAPS, a nonprofit that provides ongoing emotional support for those grieving the death of a loved one in military service. The hats which went on sale Nov 8 are $25 throughout the arena, with a limited number of autographed hats available for $40-$50 behind section 104 at the Verizon Center.

Newly acquired Marcin Gortat, the Wizards Courage program’s spokesman who has visited military bases in Afghanistan, encourages fans to switch headgear in support of a charity that has already assisted more than 30,000 grieving military families.

For more information on the Washington Wizards Courage Program or TAPS, visit http://www.nba.com/wizards/courage.

 

 


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