Wizards host back-to-school event | NBA.com

WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington Wizards will host a back-to-school event for the students of Turner Elementary School in Southeast DC on Monday, August 22nd.

Courtesy of Wizards forward Kyle Kuzmaall 515 Turner Elementary students will receive a PUMA backpack filled with school supplies donated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, the official charity of the Washington Wizards. He will also donate a new book from local bookstore Mahogany Books which was highlighted through the Wizards’ 2021-2022 Black Owned DMV program presented by Capital One. Kuzma will provide students the opportunity to get their back-to-school haircut with a barber onsite.

To celebrate the upcoming school year, DJ Heat, in-game arena host Dennis T, the Wizards Dancers, G-Wiz and alumni Phil Chenier and Michael Adams will all be in attendance. Students will enjoy free activities, such as face painting, balloon artists, magicians and a 360 photobooth. Students, faculty, staff and community members can also color a Turner Elementary banner featuring the Wizards logo that will be hung in the school.

MedStar Healththe official medical team of the Wizards, will be on site promoting Summer Sun Safety Month by providing free SPF 30 sunscreen with their sunscreen tower. Giant’s Registered dietitian and licensed nutritionists will also be on-site to share their expertise and answer questions about healthy eating.

Papa John’s will donate a pizza lunch for kids and Giant will provide beverages and additional boxed lunch options. Goodies Frozen Custard & Treatsfeatured in last season’s Black Owned DMV initiative presented by Capital One, will hand out treats to Turner students.

To top-off the event, Jr. Wizards Basketball will hold clinics while the Wizards Dancers will offer dance lessons.

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