WASHINGTON, D.C. –
Washington Mystics players Tayler Hill and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, Capitals alumnus Rod Langway and Wizards alumnus Bob Dandridge participated in a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service project in partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation and Playworks of Greater Washington, D.C., at Langley Elementary School in northeast D.C. on Jan. 15.
They were joined by more than 80 Capitals, Mystics, Valor and Wizards fans, Langley Elementary volunteers and Playworks staff and coaches who took part in tasks that included painting murals, creating inspirational canvases and bulletin boards to hang inside the school, organizing library books and painting hallway walls. Volunteers also donated books for the school’s library.
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation supports the charitable efforts of the professional teams under its umbrella: the Washington Capitals, Mystics, Valor and Wizards and Baltimore Brigade. MSE is committed to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and focuses on the following five pillars to maximize its impact and engagement with the community: youth basketball, football and hockey; education and scholarship; pediatric health and fitness; military and veterans' affairs; and hunger and homelessness.
Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that transforms schools by providing play and physical activity at recess and throughout the school day. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Playworks currently partners with 18 public and public charter schools in Washington, D.C., serving 7,100 students each day.