Last week, you may remember the Wizards wore some special socks against the Knicks as part of the NBA's Hoops For Troops week. In addition to being a great look, it was a nice way to bring awareness to what the NBA was doing to honor troops in the week building up to Veteran's Day.
As it turned out, the Wizards saved the best for last, hosting a luncheon that included a meet and greet with the team after practice for wounded warriors and TAPS families on Tuesday. TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) is a non-profit group that "offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces."
"Veterans Day is a big day to give back to all of the people that have sacrificed for us and did all the things to make our country free. It's always exciting for us to give back, it's a big honor. I think they are excited to see us but they don't understand we are more excited to meet them and thank them for their service and sacrifice."
The event also served as the launch for the Wizards Courage program, where the team is selling these hats for $20, with all proceeds going to TAPS. The hat will look great with those socks you bought last week.