In response to COVID-19, Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), headed by FC2 Trustee Ted Leonsis, has paused gatherings celebrating competition, athleticism, musical and visual talent and kinship. But they have also created a program to summon the same community spirit that is needed now more than ever.
As part of its Feeding the Frontlines initiative, the company’s foundation is partnering with two small businesses that normally cater food to the Wizards and Capitals teams to provide meals to first responders and health care workers at DC area hospitals and COVID-19 testing sites. They are also partnering with the nonprofit DC Central Kitchen, where food-industry trainees prepare donated meals.
Since the end of March, donations from Wizards, Mystics, Go-Go and Caps players and coaches, along with MSE staff, have totaled over $100,000 to fund nearly 5,000 meals to five District-area hospitals. A $100 donation to the MSE Foundation will provide between 10-12 meals. Their goal is to provide more than 1,000 meals per week.
They welcome fans and community members to join in donating towards providing healthy meals. You can make a contribution here (please note “Feeding the Frontlines” in the memo field).