Company to Support Defending the Rim program for second year
(Reston, Va.) Jan. 19, 2016 — Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, is sponsoring the Washington Wizards’ Military Night at Verizon Center on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. as the Wizards take on the Miami Heat. Leidos has donated 300 tickets to the USO (United Service Organizations) for active duty members and members of their family to attend that night’s game.
Leidos will once again support the ‘Defending the Rim’ program by donating $100 for every blocked shot during the season to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) in honor of those serving our nation. Last year, Leidos donated $37,800 to SOWF. Additionally, Leidos is the presenting sponsor of the Service Member Ticket Donation Program, “Tickets for Troops”, which allows Wizards season ticket holders the opportunity to donate their unused game tickets directly to U.S. military service members supported by the USO.
“We’re excited that, through our continued sponsorship of Military Appreciation Night, we’re able to support our military veterans, troops, and their families,” said Leidos Chief Executive Officer 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.
“We are honored to continue our partnership with Leidos,” stated Jim Van Stone, chief revenue officer for Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “Military Appreciation Night is one of our most important initiatives because it allows us to thank those who have served and their families
During Military Night, Wounded Warriors will be recognized in-game for their contribution. A Joint Forces Color Guard will be presenting the colors during the National Anthem. There will also be a physical test challenge between the five branches of the military and lastly, the halftime entertainment will feature the Silent Drill Team.
Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world’s toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. The Company’s 19,000 employees support vital missions for government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our digital and physical infrastructure from ‘new world’ threats. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.06 billion for its fiscal year ended January 30, 2015. 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 EagleBank arena at George Mason University.