Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hoops for Troops

This morning, our family headed down to the DC Armory where Hoops for Troops was hosting a Military Appreciation Day featuring the Men's and Women's USA Olympic basketball teams.  Dazzling displays, free "Hoops for Troops" t-shirts, basketball clinic for local girls conducted by Team USA Women, and an impressive scrimmage game from Team USA Men were highlights from the morning.

Side events included an on-court shooting contest pairing a Team USA star with a service member representing their branch, basketball acrobatics (involving a mini trampoline, no less), and a poignant exchange where service members took the velcro American flag from their uniforms and passed them to a Team USA member to wish them good luck at the 2012 London games.

It was a magnificent event and one we were proud to attend.  Thanks, Hoops for Troops, for hosting such a fun time for our local military!  And good luck to our Dream Team players in the Olympic Games ... we're rooting for you!

Read more about this superfun event here:
Stars and Stripes: USA Dream Team Dazzles in Hoops for Troops Event

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