Giant Food Named Exclusive Grocery Partner for the Washington Capitals, Mystics, Wizards, and Verizon Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 23, 2016) – Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) today announced a multi-year Legacy Partnership with Giant Food as the exclusive grocery partner of the Washington Capitals, Mystics, Wizards and Verizon Center. The Legacy Partnership with Giant supports and helps develop programs that will further the grocer’s local community objectives of hunger relief, improving the lives of children and building healthier communities.  As part of the partnership, Giant also becomes the presenting partner of the Capitals and Wizards Kids Clubs and Verizon Center’s Family Show series.
 
“Giant Food is delighted to partner with Monumental Sports as a legacy partner,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food of Landover, MD. “Monumental Sports has a long history of providing the Washington, D.C., area with events that bring friends and families together, a value we share.”
 
Giant Food’s partnership with MSE includes a wide range of branding and event marketing opportunities for the teams. As the presenting partner for the Capitals and Wizards Kids Clubs, Giant Food will be part of special Kids Clubs events such as skills clinics and meet and greets. They will also be part of the Kids Clubs’ contests and members’ monthly newsletters.
 
Verizon Center hosts over 220 events annually, including a variety of family shows. With Giant’s partnership, they will become the presenting partner for Verizon Center’s Family Show series.
 
“We are excited to sign Giant Food as our exclusive grocery partner,” said Patrick Duffy, senior vice president of corporate partnerships for Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “Their commitment to the community, and being deeply rooted in D.C. in particular, allows for an engaging Legacy Partnership for years to come.”
 
About Giant Food
Giant Food, LLC, headquartered in Landover, MD, operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is a proud company of Ahold Delhaize. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.
 
About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment, located in Washington, D.C., is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates four professional sports teams: the AFL’s Washington Valor, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals and WNBA’s Washington Mystics. The group also owns and operates Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., which is annually ranked as one of the top venues in the world by industry publications Billboard, Pollstar and Venues Today. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also manages Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals and EagleBank Arena on George Mason University’s campus. The District of Columbia and Events DC are building a new sports and entertainment facility in Southeast DC on the St. Elizabeth’s East campus. The facility will feature a state-of-the art training facility for the Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics and will also include a 5,000 seat arena which will become the new home of the Washington Mystics. The facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also owns and operates Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news. Relaunched in 2016, the digital platform extends its coverage capabilities to mobile and OTT streaming devices on Android, iOS, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire and Roku. Visit MonumentalSportsNetwork.com for more information.