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Wizards and Mystics deliver gifts to underserved D.C. families in annual charity event

Not everyone can afford gifts during the end of the year. That’s where the Washington Wizards and Mystics can fill the void.

Tianna Hawkins, Elena Delle Donne and Moritz Wagner pose for a picture during the Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s annual gift delivery to families in Washington, D.C.
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The Washington Wizards and Mystics have made Congress Heights in Southeast, D.C. their home for just over a year. Since then, the teams have their own state-of-the-art practice facility. The Mystics have their own arena and won a WNBA championship in their first season this year.

The teams joined up on Thursday for Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s annual holiday gift giveaway to families in the D.C. area. There were three stops, which were at Hendley Elementary School as well as the Martha’s Table and Bright Beginnings charities.

Mystics players Elena Delle Donne and Tianna Hawkins as well as Wizards players Rui Hachimura, Thomas Bryant, Moritz Wagner and Ish Smith took part in the giveaway. Mystics General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault, Wizards General Manager Tommy Sheppard and Wizards Head Coach Scott Brooks were among the front office personnel handing out gifts as well.

Take a look at some of the many photos and videos from the events. It’s always heartwarming to see children receive gifts from the community, in particular when their families may otherwise not be able to provide them.