Washington, D.C., is home to more than a dozen professional sports teams and hundreds of pro athletes, all trying to forge a meaningful connection with fans.
While scoring points, winning games and competing for championships is important for the city, the guaranteed way for athletes to make an impact is through charitable efforts.
During Black History Month, we’re celebrating our most charitable athletes, who go above and beyond for their fans in the D.C. region.
Here are ten that make D.C. a better place for the people who live here:
Win or lose on the field or court, D.C. is fortunate to have mentors, humanitarians and philanthropists like these that can give anyone reason to be a fan.