The Council of the District of Columbia will officially declare October 11, 2022, “Bradley Beal Day.” Beal will be celebrated with a resolution introduced by Councilmember Brooke Pinto following the conclusion of the team’s Open Practice on October 11 at Capital One Arena beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Throughout his 10 years in D.C., Beal has been a presence in the D.C. community and was named the 2018-19 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award winner. As a philanthropist, role model and mentor, Beal has developed a unique and extensive relationship with Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, where he has provided students guidance and opportunity.
The three-time All-Star’s mark on the city has also been felt during the holiday season, providing turkeys to people in need and fulfilling families Christmas wish-list. He has most recently continued his community efforts with a refurbishment project for the basketball courts at Banneker Community Center in Shaw.
Beal, who signed a five-year contract extension with the Wizards this offseason, will embark on his 11th career season with the franchise in 2022-23, making him one of six active players to have played 10+ years with the same franchise and one of only two players (Wes Unseld, 13 seasons) to play 10+ seasons with the Wizards franchise. He currently ranks second all-time in points scored in franchise history (14,231), and is on pace to pass Elvin Hayes (15,551) to take over the top spot this season.