GET READY 4 SCHOOL GIVEAWAY HOSTS NEARLY 5,000 CHILDREN
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, Martha’s Table and Delivering Good hosted the first Get Ready 4 School Giveaway at The Pavilion at Gateway DC in Ward 8 on July 31. The event provided nearly 2,000 D.C. families, including nearly 5,000 children, with new, free back-to-school clothing, uniforms, supplies and health and wellness services during a fun-filled day.
Washington Wizards players Daniel Gafford, Corey Kispert and Cassius Winston; Washington Mystics players Natasha Cloud, Theresa Plaisance and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough; Wizards Dancers; Washington Capitals mascot Slapshot; Wizards mascot G-Wiz; and Mystics mascot Pax all participated in the event, which utilized nearly 200 volunteers to ensure the day ran smoothly.
“We’ve got this strong commitment at Monumental Sports to be not only in Ward 8, but part of Ward 8, giving back and making the community better,” said Sashi Brown, Chief Planning & Operations Officer, Monumental Basketball. “We don’t want to just win basketball games, we want to uplift the city entirely.”