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Voting

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NBA Foundation

Player, Team & League Initiatives

National Basketball Social Justice Coalition

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Voting

Gun Violence

NBA Foundation

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MSEF coordinates charitable giving and volunteer efforts for MSE and is the official charity of the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics.

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Voting

Inspired by players who spoke out on issues of social and economic justice, MSE invested in initiatives which promoted greater civic engagement.

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Gun Violence

The issue touches all communities with devastating consequences. We will continue to shine a light on it across multiple efforts.

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NBA Foundation

MSE & the Wizards are contributing $1 million every year for the next 10 years to fund skills training, mentorship, coaching and pipeline development to create employment and career advancement in Black communities – nationally and in D.C. ​

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Player, Team & League Initiatives

Individual players, teams and the NHL, NBA, and WNBA are invested in causes and campaigns each season – giving back to the community of fans who support our teammates, games and sports.

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National Basketball Social Justice Coalition

Formed jointly by the NBA, NBPA & the NBA Coaches Association, the Coalition leverages the game of basketball's influence to promote justice policy reforms at the federal, state and local levels.

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Donate to MSE Foundation

MSEF coordinates charitable giving and volunteer efforts for MSE and is the official charity of the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics.

LEARN MORE + DONATE

Voting

Inspired by players who spoke out on issues of social and economic justice, MSE invested in initiatives which promoted greater civic engagement.

Learn more below

Gun Violence

The issue touches all communities with devastating consequences. We will continue to shine a light on it across multiple efforts.

Learn more below

NBA Foundation

MSE & the Wizards are contributing $1 million every year for the next 10 years to fund skills training, mentorship, coaching and pipeline development to create employment and career advancement in Black communities – nationally and in D.C. ​

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Our philosophy

The Double Bottom Line

Raise the Game. Be Monumental.

It’s not just a tag line, it is the call-to-action for our company to become the most valuable, most impactful, most socially responsible, world-class, championship sports and entertainment brand in the world. 

Monumental Sports & Entertainment recognizes that owning professional sports franchises carries a public trust and we have a duty to support our local communities. 

Our players, coaches and employees live by our double-bottom line philosophy, where we strike to do well as business while also finding ways to serve a larger purpose by contributing to society, protecting our environment and creating prosperity and opportunity for the local community. 

We believe the opportunity to give back enriches the relationship between a sports team, its fans and their communities. Ultimately, we want our franchises and our players to be a source of tremendous pride for communities and fans around the world. 

Most importantly we can bring investment, regeneration and employment to our area. 

The innovations we create and the extraordinary experiences we enable are designed to benefit the entire D.C. population. 

October 2019 Partner
UP2US Sports
With the $80K donated to Up2Us Sports, we have funded a dozen more coaches to service more than 1,500 kids towards becoming healthier and future-focused young people in their community.
November 2019 Partner
T.A.P.S.
With the $170K donated to TAPS, (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), more than 200 families were given resources in the form of education assistance, grief counseling, peer monitoring and other community-oriented supports.
December 2019 Partner
Martha's Table
With the $125K donated to Martha's Table, we've funded over 100K meals, paid for programs for 70 early childhood learners, supported salaries for family-support services and paid for internships for DC high school seniors.
January 2020 Partner
DC Central Kitchen
We raised $132,500 for DC Central Kitchen which means more than 10 additional students were able to participate in the Culinary Job Training Program to empower themselves and attain higher paying jobs and we funded 12,000 more direct meals to our neighbors.
February 2020 Partner
Greater Washington Urban League
We raised $104,400 for GWUL which was contributed to the League's Scholarship Program and their College Sustainability Fund, two programs that help Black and Hispanic young people get to and stay in college. We directly helped twelve students with a maximum grant of $8,000 per student and an additional dozen with grants to help them stay in school.
March 2020 Partner
Hope For Henry
The MSEF donated $50,000 to Hope for Henry at the start of the month, just ahead of the COVID-19 disruption. We were not able to fully execute the gift-giving program to this nonprofit which supports children who are hospitalized due to chronic illness.
April 2020 Partner
Leveling the Playing Field
The MSEF donated $50,000 to Leveling the Playing Field. We still support their work and have team-branded collection bins throughout the DMV and Baltimore where the public can drop off used athletic equipment which goes to children with limited access to athletic resources.
June 2020 Partner
SMYAL
The Caps supported SMYAL's (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) work in 2020 and with MSE Foundation were able to auction Caps rainbow-themed gear and raised nearly $15,000 for their programming which includes stable housing, education and employment navigation, and mental health supports for LGBTQ+ youth.
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Good Values. good business.

What is Social Impact?

In October 2019, we launched the MSE’s Social Impact program and for the 2019-20 season. We reimagined our philanthropic giving to move from disparate giving to a monthly, focused campaign which we believe would have a deeper community impact. We saw great initial success, but just five months after launching, the COVID-19 pandemic altered our plans.

The Social Impact program was always intended to be fan-facing: to energize and translate into action the nearly 20,000 fans who are at Capital One Arena during the more than 80 home games between the Caps and Wizards and the thousands of fans who attended the more than 50 home games of both the Mystics and Capital City Go-Go at Entertainment and Sports Arena.

Without that audience, the program was put on hold as Capital One Arena and Entertainment and Sports Arena remained dark – and then extended through the 2021-2022 season as uncertainty from the Covid-19 pandemic lingered.

As our business continues to recover from pandemic-induced losses, we look forward to reengaging the program in future seasons. But we are incredibly proud of our success and know it made a measurable impact in the lives of our neighbors.

MSE’s Social Impact Program Made a Difference

From October 2019 through March 2020

Donated more than

$726K

to five organizations
Directly impacted more than

5,000+

D.C. neighbors with substantial support
More than

611

volunteer hours contributed by MSE Employees

Promoting Civic Engagement

Voting
Headcount Partnership
MSE has teamed up with the nonprofit organization HeadCount to make sure fans are ready to vote in the 2022 midterm elections and beyond. Volunteer representatives from Headcount will be stationed at tabling locations for all Capitals, Wizards, Mystics games and concerts at Capital One Arena throughout the 2022-23 season.
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2020 Partnership

Recap - When We All Vote

Through our partnership with When We All Vote and our online voter registration efforts – we registered nearly 500 people for the 2020 election cycle. 

Nearly 50 people we registered in-person during our voter registration drive with DC Board of Elections at Entertainment & Sports Arena on Oct. 13, 2020 and more than a dozen through the WNBA teams challenge organized by our Mystics.

See the recap here.

Our teams put out social media messages to encourage registration, early vote, direct fans to request-and-return absentee ballots and turnout safely in person during Early Voting and on Election Day.

Beyond that, our players personally put out social media posts, recorded PSAs, and promoted dozens of posts encouraging greater civic engagement – including John Wall, Bradley Beal, Natasha Cloud, and John Carlson.

DC BOE sent out postcard mailers to all DC households with our team logos and encouraging people to turnout to vote.

Nearly 4,500 people voted in-person at Capital One Arena and ESA during Early Voting and on Election Day – with thousands more who used the secure drop boxes at both arenas.

Media from national and local outlets as well as reporters from across the world came to Capital One Arena to learn about how our athletes stepped up to use their platform, understand how efficiently and safely we designed our operation and capture our voting work for the community.

Nearly a dozen of our own staff were trained by DCBOE and volunteered throughout Early Voting and on Election Day at Capital One Arena.

Combatting Gun Violence

Combatting Gun Violence
Supporting Everytown for Gun Safety
Capitals, Capital City Go-Go, Commanders, D.C. Shadow, D.C. United, Mystics, Nationals, Spirit, and Wizards joined in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety to donate to Washington nonprofits combatting gun violence.
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Combatting Gun Violence
Player-Led Community Roundtables
A coalition group co-hosted by MSE led "Disrupting Gun Violence," a community roundtable in Washington D.C. in August 2022. The event brought together those most affected by gun violence with community leaders, government officials, and Wizards players Anthony Gill and Monte Morris, and Mystics player Natasha Cloud to amplify the need for trauma support and community-based violence prevention programs.
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Player, Team and League Initiatives

Player, Team, League Initiatives
Wizards' 22-23 Black-Owned DMV Campaign
The Wizards will recognize seven local Black-owned businesses this season across a variety of industries. From October 2022 to April 2023, the seven businesses will be featured on the team's Black-Owned DMV page, the Wizards' social channels, in-game activations and through Wizards marketing assets.
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Player, Team, League Initiatives
Black Hockey History Display
The Washington Capitals are honoring the history and legacy of their Black players with a permanent display inside Capital One Arena.
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Player, Team, League Initiatives
Monumental Basketball's Thankful Meals
In November 2021 and 2022, members of the Wizards and entire Monumental Basketball organization teamed up to host Thankful Meals, a community outreach program at Entertainment and Sports Arena.
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NBA Foundation

About
NBA Foundation
Created in August 2020, the NBA Foundation is the league's first-ever charitable foundation dedicated to driving economic opportunity for Black youth. The Foundation invests in local and national organizations that promote school-to-career and workforce development opportunities. In partnership with the NBA Foundation, teams can identify local nonprofits for funding, highlight local grantees through hosting NBA Foundation Nights, promote partnership on team social media platforms and connect corporate partners to local grantees.
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DC Central Kitchen
As the nation's first and leading community kitchen, DC Central Kitchen's mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds and build communities. DCCK is a long-term partner of MSE and the Wizards, and also a two-time NBA Foundation grant recipient.
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Marcus Graham Project
The Marcus Graham Project is a non-profit organization that holds nationwide programs designed to provide young aspiring individuals from all backgrounds in the fields of marketing and media with the exposure, mentorship and experience needed to hold careers within the industry. The Marcus Graham Project was one of the first organizations awarded an inaugural grant from the NBA Foundation. Most recently, the Wizards and Capitals hosted the MGP Sports Marketing Workshop at Capital One Arena in Sept. 2022.
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National Basketball Social Justice Coalition

About
National Basketball Social Justice Coalition
The National Basketball Social Justice Coalition is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization that leads the NBA family's collaborative efforts to advance social justice. Formed jointly by the NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and the NBA Coaches Association in 2020, the Coalition leverages the game of basketball's influence to promote justice policy reforms at the federal, state and local levels. Priority issue areas include criminal justice, policing, voting rights and community safety.
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Messages From Our Partners

Founder and CEO of Up2Us Sports
Paul Caccamo
"Being Monumental's partner helped us to expand our work so that more kids accelerate in sports and in life. This is the kind of positive change that is possible when the hometown teams truly care about home, and the families and fans who live there."
President and Founder of TAPS
Bonnie Carroll
"The families of America's fallen heroes are cheering on our Monumental teams and sending our heartfelt thanks to all the owners, players, fans, staff and friends. We are so grateful for everything that Monumental has done to honor all those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom."
DC Central Kitchen CEO
Mike Curtin, Jr.
"We are honored to serve as Monumental Sports and Entertainment's charity partner for the month of January, and hope to shine a spotlight on the many ways individuals can support our work year-round. Our new DC Central Kitchen Cafe is changing lives through job training while offering healthy, locally-sourced, delicious food that's available at our new Ward 8 location and across the city via our catering services. We're thrilled to have partners like MSE helping us spread the word about how sports fans can make a difference in DC."
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News & Perspectives

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