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George Washington Athletics Shows Military Appreciation

The GW Department of Athletics & Recreation will now offer discounts to all active duty servicemen, women and veterans at all ticketed events at the Charles E. Smith Center and Barcroft Park.

Dec. 18, 2012

WASHINGTON - The George Washington Department of Athletics and Recreation is proud to announce it will be continuing its military appreciation efforts by offering discounts to all active duty servicemen, women and veterans at all ticketed events at the Charles E. Smith Center and Barcroft Park.

This is the latest in a series of initiatives and events aimed to honor the men and women of our armed forces.

Also as part of the initiative, the men's basketball game against La Salle on February 5 will be Armed Forces Day. The United States Army Color Guard will present the colors and a member of the prestigious US Army Band will sing the national anthem as military personnel and families from across the region are welcomed to Smith Center.

The GW Department of Athletics and Recreation has participated in numerous initiatives surrounding the United States' armed forces this year.

The men's and women's basketball teams held its annual Colonials Invasion season tip-off event at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in nearby Fort Myer, Va.,in early November.

The men's basketball team made visits to CNIC/Naval Support Activity in Naples, Italy, and U.S. Army base Camp Darby near the Italian city of Livorno as part of its goodwill tour through the country in August.

Also in August, the George Washington University signed on to join Operation Hat Trick, a co-branded program that generates royalties that go back to support the Veteran's Administration General post Fund.

The Colonials baseball team will don special Operation Hat Trick caps in their game against La Salle on May 18 at Barcroft Park.

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