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 Football


National Football League (NFL) Teams (Salute to Service Partner)
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
Buffalo Bills
Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears
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)
NFL Play 60
NFL Pro Bowl (2015, 2017, 2018)
NFL London Games (2017, 2018)
Oakland Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks
Washington Redskins

Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills
Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
Joe Cardona, New England Patriots
Derrick Dockery, NFL Legend Washington Redskins
Ben Garland, Atlanta Falcons
Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins (Baltimore Ravens)
John Janata, NFL Legend Chicago Bears
Ryan Jensen, Baltimore Ravens
Sidney Jones, Philadelphia Eagles
Vance Mueller, NFL Legend Oakland Raiders
Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
Eric Wright, NFL Legend Chicago Bears
Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh Steelers

Coaches / Staff
Steve Cannon, CEO, Atlanta Falcons
Mark Davis, Owner, Oakland Raiders
Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner
Coach John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens
Coach Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons

Arena Football League
Washington Valor


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
NBA Referees Association
NBA All Star Weekend (2017, 2018)
NBA Cares
NBA Draft (2017)
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

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Chris Cullen, NBA Legend
Jason Collins, NBA Legend
Meyers Leonard, Portland Trailblazers
T.J. McConnell, Philadelphia 76ers
Josh Richardson, Miami Heat
David Robinson, NBA Legend
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors

Coaches / Staff
Coach Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut; 2016 Women’s Olympic Basketball Team
Gregg Farnam, Trainer, Minnesota Timberwolves, 2016 Men’s Olympic Basketball Team
Coach Taylor Jenkins, Assistant Coach, Atlanta Hawks
Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University; 2016 Men’s Olympic Basketball Team
Joe Sharpe, Trainer, Oklahoma City Thunder; 2016 Men’s Olympic Basketball Team

2016 Road to Rio Showcase
Men’s U.S. Olympic Basketball Teams
Women’s U.S. Olympic Basketball Teams
Harlem Globetrotters
USA Basketball


teams4taps Baseball


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

Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers
Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles
Joe Girardi, New York Yankees (MLB Network)
Jason Grilli, Atlanta Braves
Aaron Harang, Cincinnati Reds
Kiki Hernandez, Los Angeles Dodgers
Ian Kennedy, Kansas City Royals
Charlie Morton, Philadelphia Phillies (Houston Astros)
Jayson Werth, Seattle Mariners 
Matt Wieters, Washington Nationals

Minor League Baseball
Aberdeen Ironbirds
Charleston Riverdogs
Richmond Flying Squirrels
Sugarland Skeeters
Trenton Thunder


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 (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Noah Hanifin, Carolina Hurricanes
Matt Niskanen, Washington Capitals
Ryan O’Reilly, Buffalo Sabres
Brooks Orpik, Washington Capitals
TJ Oshie, Washington Capitals
Kyle Palmieri, New Jersey Devils
Nate Schmidt, Washington Capitals (Vegas Golden Knights)
Barry Trotz, Coach, Washington Capitals


Boy in Nascar car


Charlotte Motor Speedway (Coca-Cola 600: 2016, 2017 & Bank of America 400: 2015)
Chicagoland Speedway
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway

Teams and Special Events
Grunt Style Motorsports
Hendrick Motorsports
NASCAR’s "600 Miles of Remembrance"

Spencer Boyd, XFINITY Series Driver
Derrick Cope
Timmy Hill
Jeff Gordon
Reed Sorensen
Cole Whitt


teams4taps Soccer


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

National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Teams
Washington Spirit
Portland Thorns FC
Sky Blue FC

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


Collegiate Sports


Arizona State University
Army vs. Navy Game
Dream Bowl
United States Military Academy at West Point
United States Naval Academy
University of Florida
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Virginia Tech vs. University of West Virginia (Black Diamond Classic)

Baseball, Basketball and More
Brigham Young University
University of Oklahoma
Old Dominion University
2016 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Mascots


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
Washington International Horse Show


Denver Mammoths
Georgia Swarm



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.