Wizards Take a Break from Basketball to Give Back

WASHINGTON (WNEW) — The Washington Wizards took a break from practice to help local kids bag food at the Capital Area Food Bank.

The people having the most fun were at the table with Wizards small forward Martell Webster and Lt. Commander Jonathan Schaft with the Coast Guard.

“It’s snowing bags there,” Webster said. “We just want to put smiles on kids faces and for these kids to be here helping us like this it just shows them how valuable time is.”

They danced and joked as they worked, separating plastic bags and filling them up with food.

As part of NBA Cares, Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman, players Dejuan Blair, Bradley Beal, Marcin Gortat, Kris Humphries, Glen Rice, Garrett Temple and Martell Webster were joined on Friday by General Larry Spencer, Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, military personnel, Wizard Girls, G-Wiz and local students from Brown Educational Center to help prepare healthy meals bags for the Capital Area Food Bank’s Weekend Bag Program, which ensures that nearly 2,000 children have food to eat on the weekend.

(Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bradley Beal #2 of the Washington Wizards signs an autograph for Army Master Sergeant Adam Shaw for a serviceman.  (Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bradley Beal #2 of the Washington Wizards signs an autograph for Army Master Sergeant Adam Shaw for a serviceman. (Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

WNEW’s Heather Curtis contributed to this report. Follow her and WNEW on Twitter.

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