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.
It's the most wonderful time of the year!— MSE Foundation (@MSEFndn) December 13, 2019
Our #FamilyToFamily gift delivery with the @WashWizards, @WashMystics, @WizardsGWiz & @Wizardsdancers brought Christmas magic a few weeks early to Ward 8. Santa's helpers visited @MarthasTableorg, @HendleyES and @BrightBeginDC. pic.twitter.com/c30ojkKzNi
.@De11eDonne & @t_hawk21 delivering for @MSEFndn #FamilyToFamily— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) December 12, 2019
Stop 1: @MarthasTableorg #TogetherDC pic.twitter.com/7PU7wWMpQS
Delivering gifts today with our annual #FamilyToFamily event, starting at @MarthasTableorg! @rui_8mura | @MSEFoundation pic.twitter.com/oXSm1TkVse— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) December 12, 2019
Coaches comin’ through at Stop ✌️ of @MSEFndn #FamilyToFamily @coachthibault, @WashWizards HC Scott Brooks, & GM Tommy Sheppard with the special delivery to @HendleyES #TogetherDC #DCFamily pic.twitter.com/zUZRf377d7— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) December 12, 2019
#FamilyToFamily stop 2: @HendleyES! @nolimittb31 x @IshSmith pic.twitter.com/nkxLFS0JpJ— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) December 12, 2019
Gifts for everyone! ❤️ #FamilyToFamily | @BrightBeginDC pic.twitter.com/i6I9WgrufI— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) December 12, 2019
Another successful #FamilyToFamily in the books!— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) December 12, 2019
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“This is what the holidays are all about. It’s about giving back. This community has been so special to us." @De11eDonne on yesterday's #FamilyToFamily gift delivery.— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) December 13, 2019
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