Company Hosts Military Appreciation Night Jan. 21 at Verizon Center
(Reston, Va.) Jan. 20, 2015 — Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, is sponsoring the Washington Wizards ‘Defending the Rim’ program, donating $100 for every blocked shot during the entire season to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) in honor of those serving our nation.
In addition, during ‘Military Appreciation Night’ at Verizon Center on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m., the USO (United Service Organizations) will bring 400 active duty members and members of their family to the game as the Wizards take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
“We are committed to support our military veterans, troops and their families through several organizations including the USO and Special Operations Warrior Foundation. At Leidos, we place great value on the contributions and sacrifices of our veterans and the men and women in uniform who serve our country,” said Leidos CEO Roger Krone.
The USO offers an extensive range of programs and entertainment events around the world to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families. SOWF provides support and assistance to active and reserve personnel serving in the U.S. Special Operations Command. Special Operations Forces are comprised of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps personnel.
“The Special Operations Warrior Foundation and USO are doing incredible work for our intelligence and military communities,” said Ted Leonsis, founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “The Washington Wizards take tremendous pride in our programs honoring those who have served and are making sacrifices every day to defend our nation.”
Military Appreciation Night is an event that will benefit several programs and services of the SOWF. “We are grateful for the recognition of our services in support of fallen and wounded special operations personnel. It is because of this kind of generous support, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation is able to provide college scholarships for surviving children, financial grants to severely-wounded Special Operations Forces service members and counseling services, among other programs,” said Major, U.S. Air Force (Ret) Steven L. McLeary, executive director of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Leidos is a FORTUNE 500® science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world’s toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. The Company’s 20,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes, and defend our Nation’s digital and physical infrastructure from ‘new world’ threats. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.77 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2014, after giving effect to the spin-off of the company's technical services and information technology business. For more information, visit www.Leidos.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 Patriot Center arena at George Mason University.
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