Wizards to Host Free Open Practice on Columbus Day


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Wizards will host their annual open practice for fans on Monday, Oct. 12 (Columbus Day), at Verizon Center at noon.  

Fans are encouraged to arrive at 11:30 am to take part in various concourse activities such as face painting, poster making and inflatable games. Ennis Whatley and Awvee Storey, members of the Bullets & Wizards Alumni Association will be signing autographs on the concourse. The Wizard Girls and G-Wiz will also be on hand. Fans will be invited to enter the arena at 11:45 am and enjoy the open practice from 12 pm-1 pm. Following practice, all children 14 and under are invited down to the main court to take a free throw.
The event is free and open to the public.

Prior to the open practice, the Alumni Association will host an invitation-only Jr. NBA clinic from 11:00 am-12:00 pm for Wizards Kids Club members and select community groups located in the metropolitan area.

Media interested in covering both events need to rsvp at credentials@monumentalsports.com

About the Washington Wizards
The NBA’s Washington Wizards are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and the Eagle Bank arena at George Mason University.