Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Through Sports

Please note this program is specifically designed for survivors grieving the death of a military loved one.

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 Football


National Football League (NFL) Teams (official military charity)
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
Buffalo Bills
Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears
Cincinnati Bengals
Dallas Cowboys
Denver Broncos
Detroit Lions
Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Rams
Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
NFL Draft (2017, 2018, 2019)
NFL Play 60
NFL Pro Bowl (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
NFL London Games (2017, 2018, 2019)
NFL Super Bowl (2018, 2019)
New York Jets
Las Vegas Raiders*
Philadelphia Eagles
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks
Tennessee Titans
Washington Redskins

*Formerly known as the Oakland Raiders

NFL Players
Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills
Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens
Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns
Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
DeForest Buckner, San Francisco 49ers
Joe Cardona, New England Patriots
Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles
Morgan Cox, Baltimore Ravens
Derrick Dockery, NFL Legend Washington Redskins
Ben Garland, Atlanta Falcons (San Francisco 49ers)
Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins (Baltimore Ravens)
Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams
Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
John Janata, NFL Legend Chicago Bears
Ryan Jensen, Baltimore Ravens (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Sidney Jones, Philadelphia Eagles
Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis Colts
Eric Kendricks, Minnesota Vikings
George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
Josh Kline, Minnesota Vikings
Jason McKie, NFL Legend Chicago Bears
Von Miller, Denver Broncos
Vance Mueller, NFL Legend Oakland Raiders
Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings
Golden Tate, Detroit Lions (New York Giants)
Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears
Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers
Tress Way, Washington Redskins
Eric Wright, NFL Legend Chicago Bears
Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh Steelers

NFL Coaches / Staff
Arthur Blank, Owner, Atlanta Falcons
Coach Bill Belichick, New England Patriots
Steve Cannon, CEO, Atlanta Falcons
Mark Davis, Owner, Las Vegas Raiders
Roger Goodell, NFL Chairman
Coach Jon Gruden, Las Vegas Raiders
Coach John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens
Robert Kraft, Owner, New England Patriots
John Lynch, General Manager, San Francisco 49ers
Coach Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions
Coach Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers (Washington Redskins)
Coach Jemal Singleton, Cincinnati Bengals
David Tepper, Owner, Carolina Panthers
Coach Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons

Arena Football League
Washington Valor

DC Defenders


teams4taps Basketball


National Basketball Association (NBA) Teams
Atlanta Hawks
Boston Celtics
Brooklyn Nets
Charlotte Hornets
Chicago Bulls
Cleveland Cavaliers
Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets
Detroit Pistons
Golden State Warriors
Houston Rockets
Indiana Pacers
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Memphis Grizzlies
Miami Heat
Milwaukee Bucks
Minnesota Timberwolves
National Basketball Referee Association
NBA All Star Weekend (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
NBA Cares
NBA Draft (2017, 2018, 2019)
NBA Global
NBA Trainers Association
New Orleans Pelicans
New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder
Orlando Magic
Philadelphia 76ers
Phoenix Suns
Portland Trail Blazers
Sacramento Kings
San Antonio Spurs
Toronto Raptors
Utah Jazz
Washington Wizards

NBA Players
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Chris Cullen, NBA Legend
Jason Collins, NBA Legend
Paul George, Indiana Pacers (LA Clippers)
Tyler Johnson, Phoenix Suns
Meyers Leonard, Portland Trailblazers (Miami Heat)
Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks
T.J. McConnell, Philadelphia 76ers (Indiana Pacers)
Josh Richardson, Miami Heat (Boston Celtics)
David Robinson, NBA Legend
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
Derrick White, San Antonio Spurs
Cody Zeller, Charlotte Hornets

NBA Coaches / Staff
Gregg Farnam, Trainer, Minnesota Timberwolves, 2016 Men’s Olympic Basketball Team
Coach Taylor Jenkins, Assistant Coach, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks (Memphis Grizzlies)
John Paxson, NBA Legend, Vice President of Operations, Chicago Bulls
Head Trainer Joe Sharpe, Trainer, Oklahoma City Thunder; 2016 Men’s Olympic Basketball Team (Charlotte Hornets)

Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Teams
Minnesota Lynx
Chicago Sky
Indiana Fever
Washington Mystics

WNBA Players
Alaina Coates, Minnesota Lynx (Atlanta Dream)
Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury

WNBA Coaches / Staff
Coach Cheryl Reeve, Minnesota Lynx

National Basketball Association (NBA) G League Teams
Delaware Blue Coats
Grand Rapids Drive
Sioux Falls Skyforce

USA Basketball Teams
2016 Road to Rio Showcase
2016 Men’s U.S. Olympic Basketball Teams
2016 Women’s U.S. Olympic Basketball Teams
2019 Men’s National Team World Cup Qualifiers

USA Basketball Coaches / Staff
Coach Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut; 2016 Women’s Olympic Basketball Team
Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University; 2016 Men’s Olympic Basketball Team
Coach Lloyd Pierce, Atlanta Hawks, 2019 USA Men’s Basketball Team
Coach Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs; 2019 USA Men’s Basketball Team
Coach Dawn Stanley, University of South Carolina; U.S. Women’s Basketball Team

Harlem Globetrotters
National Basketball Referees Association


teams4taps Baseball


Major League Baseball (MLB) Teams
Arizona Diamondbacks
Atlanta Braves
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Indians
Colorado Rockies
Detroit Tigers
Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins
MLB All Star (2018, 2019)
MLB London Series (2019)
New York Yankees
Oakland Athletics
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
Seattle Mariners
St. Louis Cardinals
Tampa Bay Rays
Texas Rangers
Washington Nationals

MLB Players
Dusty Baker, San Francisco Giants (Houston Astros)
Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers
Matt Boyd, Detroit Tigers
Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles (New York Yankees)
Dylan Bundy, Baltimore Orioles (Los Angeles Angels)
Sean Doolittle, Washington Nationals
Mike Dunn, MLB Legend Colorado Rockies
Joe Girardi, New York Yankees (Philadelphia Phillies) 
Jason Grilli, Atlanta Braves
Niko Goodrum, Detroit Tigers
Aaron Harang, Cincinnati Reds
Kiki Hernandez, Los Angeles Dodgers
Jacoby Jones, Detroit Tigers
Howie Kendrick, Washington Nationals
Ian Kennedy, Kansas City Royals
Jason McCann, Detroit Tigers (Chicago White Sox)
Charlie Morton, Philadelphia Phillies (Tampa Bay Rays)
John Schreiber, Detroit Tigers
Mike Shildt, St. Louis Cardinals
Jayson Werth, MLB Legend Washington Nationals 
Matt Wieters, Washington Nationals (St. Louis Cardinals)

Minor League Baseball Teams
Aberdeen Ironbirds
Charleston Riverdogs
El Paso Chihuahuas
Richmond Flying Squirrels
Sugarland Skeeters
Trenton Thunder

U.S. Military All-Stars


Collegiate Sports


Arizona State University
Army vs. Navy Game
Dream Bowl
Texas A&M University
United States Air Force Academy
United States Military Academy at West Point
United States Naval Academy
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Florida
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Virginia Tech vs. University of West Virginia (Black Diamond Classic)

Brigham Young University (BYU) 
University of Oklahoma (OU)

Brigham Young University (BYU)
Louisiana State University (LSU) 
Old Dominion University (ODU)
University of Kentucky (UK)
University of Miami

CBS Sports NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Kick-Off Party
2016 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Mascots

Players / Staff
Coach John Calipari, University of Kentucky (Men’s Basketball)
Coach Herm Edwards, Arizona State University (Football)
Coach Jeff Jones, Old Dominion University (Men’s Basketball)
Coach Muffett McGraw, University of Notre Dame (Women’s Basketball)
Coach Jeff Monken, United States Military Academy at West Point (Football)
Coach Shane Richardson, University of North Carolina at Pembroke (Football)
Coach Will Wade, Louisiana State University (Men’s Basketball)


Boy in Nascar car


Atlanta Motor Speedway
Charlotte Motor Speedway (Coca Cola 600: 2016 - 2019 and Bank of America 400: 2015)
Chicagoland Speedway
Iowa Speedway
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway

Grunt Style Motorsports
Hendrick Motorsports
Spencer Boyd Motorsports
Young's Motorsports

NASCAR Special Events
NASCAR’s 600 Miles of Remembrance

NASCAR Drivers / Personalities
A.J. Allmendinger
Spencer Boyd, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Derrick Cope
Kerry Earnhardt
Kevin Harvick
Gray Gaulding
Jeff Gordon
Timmy Hill
Brad Keselowski
Michael McDowell
Richard Petty
Daniel Suarez
Reed Sorensen
Michael Waltrip
Cole Whitt

National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Tracks
Charlotte Motor Speedway

NHRA Events
NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four – Wide Nationals

NHRA Drivers / Personalities
Steve Torrance


teams4taps Soccer


Major League Soccer (MSL) Teams
Atlanta United FC
Columbus Crew SC
DC United
Philadelphia Union
New York City FC

National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Teams
Washington Spirit
Portland Thorns FC
Sky Blue FC
North Carolina Courage
NWSL Championship 2019

She Believes Cup (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
U.S. Women’s National Team
U.S. Men’s National Team


teams4taps Hockey


National Hockey League (NHL) Teams
Arizona Coyotes
Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Carolina Hurricanes
Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche
New Jersey Devils
Philadelphia Flyers
Washington Capitals
Winter Classic (2016)

Players / Staff
Zach Bogosian, Buffalo Sabres
John Carlson, Washington Capitals
Taylor Chorney, Washington Capitals (HC Lugano) 
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Noah Hanifin, Carolina Hurricanes (Calgary Flames)
Matt Niskanen, Washington Capitals (Philadelphia Flyers)
Ryan O’Reilly, Buffalo Sabres (St. Louis Blues) 
Brooks Orpik, Washington Capitals
T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals
Kyle Palmieri, New Jersey Devils
Nate Schmidt, Washington Capitals (Las Vegas Golden Knights)
Coach Barry Trotz, Washington Capitals (New York Islanders)


teams4taps Tennis


BNP Paribas Open - Indian Wells
W&S Open
U.S. Open
U.S. Tennis Association (USTA)
Washington Kastles, WTT


teams4taps Equestrian


Potomac Hunt Races
U.S. Polo Association
U.S. Open Polo Championship – Wellington, Florida
Washington International Horse Show (official military charity)


Denver Mammoths
Georgia Swarm
Atlanta Blaze


Professional Golf Association (PGA)

The Northern Trust (Liberty National Golf Club, New Jersey)



Rob Font (MMA)
Grant “The Prophet” Dawson (UFC)
UFC 220: Miocic vs. Njannou
UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz



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 202-588-8277 and visit our Event Sponsorship page to learn more.