Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Through Sports

teams4taps works with teams across the country to bring joy to surviving military families and to honor the lives of their fallen heroes. Through teams4taps, military survivors have been able to honor their fallen heroes in stadiums across the country, shop with pro football players, get out on the ice with NHL hockey players, attend tennis tournaments and meet NASCAR stars.

When you see the big smiles of TAPS families on football fields and basketball courts and at almost every other type of sports venue, you’ll know professional athletes and sports teams have stepped up to provide special experiences as part of teams4taps. 

Was a certain team a favorite of your fallen hero? Did you and your loved one watch or attend games together? Do you have a story about your hero and a favorite player? If your loved one had a special story or connection with a sports team or professional athlete, we would love to hear it. Submit your stories and photos through our online form or email teams4taps@taps.org.

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Participating Sports Teams and Events


teams4taps Basketball


Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics
Brigham Young University, NCAA
Brooklyn Nets
Charlotte Hornets
Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavaliers
Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets
Detroit Pistons
Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets
Indiana Pacers
LA Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Memphis Grizzlies
Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
Minnesota Timberwolves
NBA Referees Association
NBA Trainers Association
New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder
New Orleans Pelicans
Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers
Phoenix Suns
Portland Trailer Blazers
Sacramento Kings
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Stars, WNBA
Toronto Raptors
USA Basketball Men's National Team
USA Basketball Women's National Team
Utah Jazz
Washington Wizards


teams4taps Football


Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
Buffalo Bills
Carolina Panthers
Dallas Cowboys
Denver Broncos
Detroit Lions
Florida Gators, NCAA
Indianapolis Colts
Los Angeles Rams
Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
New York Giants
New York Jets
Oakland Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles
San Diego Chargers
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks
Washington Redskins


teams4taps Baseball


Aberdeen Ironbirds, MiLB
Atlanta Braves
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Charleston RiverDogs, MiLB
Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox
Detroit Tigers
LA Dodgers
Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies
Potomac Nationals, MiLB
Richmon Flying Squirrels
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
St Louis Cardinals
Trenton Thunder, MiLB
Washington Nationals


teams4taps Hockey


Arizona Coyotes
Boston Bruins
Carolina Hurricanes
Colorado Avalanche
New Jersey Devils
Philadelphia Flyers
Tulsa Oilers, Minor League Hockey
Washington Capitals
Winter Classic 2015
World Cup of Hockey


teams4taps Tennis


CitiOpen, Tennis
Indian Wells, Tennis
United States Tennis Association (USTA)
US Open, Tennis
W&S Open, Tennis
Washington Kastles, World Team Tennis


teams4taps Equestrian


Potomac Hunt Races
United States Polo Association
Washington International Horse Show


teams4taps Soccer


D.C. United, Major League Soccer
US Soccer, Women's National Team #SheBelieves Cup
United States Men's National Soccer Team
Washington Spirit


Boy in Nascar car

Nascar, Boxing, Golf

Bank of America 500, NASCAR
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR
Hendrick Motorsports
Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Kobolt 400
PGA TOUR's The Barclays
Premier Boxing Champions 2015

Boy in Nascar car


ACC Meet the Mascots Tour with New York Life Foundation
Children's Theatre In-The-Woods, Wolf Trap
Colorado Mammoth, Lacrosse
Family Day for the Secret Garden at Shakespeare Theatre
Miami Dolphins Cheerleading Camp
NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Air Show
Nitro Circus
Private Dinner and Tour at the Georgia Aquarium with the Atlanta Falcons
Shop With A Jock, Atlanta Falcons and Quinn's Corps
Tiny Heroes Winter Wonderland with Yellow Ribbons United
White Christmas and Military Family Reception, Omaha Performing Arts


If you're a team, athlete or sponsor and you want to get involved with teams4taps, please contact Diana Hosford at diana.hosford@taps.org or 800-959-8277 and visit our Event Sponsorship page to learn more.