Survivors Honored Loved Ones Through Sports

Author: TAPS

2016 was quite a year for teams4taps. You could find teams4taps at more than 150 sporting events with over 2,500 survivors taking part. Through different sports teams, events and activities, TAPS families were able to honor and remember their loved ones and create new memories of favorite shared pastimes. The joy and impact was felt all across America.

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TAPS families participated in several send off events for the Summer Olympics in Rio with USA Basketball and attended games with all 30 NBA teams. We honored our heroes at baseball games in a dozen cities, hung out in the pits at NASCAR, watched horses soar over jumps and were spectators at tennis matches in the desert, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Survivors also took part in NFL Salute to Service events from coast to coast. We took to the ice to cheer on our friends in the NHL and celebrated our loved ones with the U.S. Men's and Women's soccer teams. The joy of sport was ever present this year for our TAPS families.

2017 will be just as amazing as we launch Courage Caps for the fifth year and attend the NFL Pro Bowl and other sporting events across the country!

If you want to join teams4taps at a sporting event this year, we want to hear from you! Email us at to share a story about a special connection your family has to a sporting event or team.

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