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John Wall leaving DC would create a gap in community service

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

News broke this week of a possible trade in Washington, where John Wall has called home since he was selected as the number one draft pick in 2010.

Then, even more reports surfaced of Wall “demanding a trade out of the District, and the idea of a John Wall-less DC has quickly become a reality.

This not only leaves a hole in the Wizards starting lineup, but in the morale of the city as a whole.

Wall has done numerous good deeds for D.C., particularly in the Ward 8 neighborhood, where the Wizards hold its practice facility, establishing a COVID relief fund earlier in the pandemic.

Just this week, reports surfaced of Wall providing food this holiday season for families in need.

The support he has provided to a city with wide income-gaps is solidly felt, with his COVID relief funds alone providing $500,000 in support.

Since 2010, Wall has hosted numerous Back-to-School events, holiday events, and more for those in need in both D.C. and his hometown of Raleigh, NC.

As a resident of D.C., I can confidently say that people in the nation’s capitol love Wall. He’s a star player, and an even better human.

It’s not too often you find an athlete who is both gifted in athletic talent and has a giving heart, consistently providing to the communities that have supported him throughout his career.

Even throughout one of the hardest years of his own life, losing his mother in 2019, while battling injuries on and off in his professional career, he still lets people know that he cares, and makes it a point to always give back.

D.C. wouldn’t be the same without you, John Wall.

*cries and does the John Wall dance*

Article written by Abbigale Harrison

Covering KY news from DC. This should be fun. Twitter: @theabbiharrison

8 Comments for John Wall leaving DC would create a gap in community service

  1. IrishCat
    6:09 pm November 22, 2020 Permalink

    The sad state of our society is that the poor people of our capitol city are defendant on John Wall, and it takes Dolly Parton to fund the development of vaccines.

    • IrishCat
      6:09 pm November 22, 2020 Permalink


    • Keets
      9:24 pm November 22, 2020 Permalink

      Respectfully, a sadder state of society is if/when people are dependent on government. Willingly loving thy neighbor, donating and opting-in with funds, time, resources, etc., is a much greater thing for society than wanting or needing a paternal government. Awesome partnerships it seems Wall has established in DC. And while it certainly didn’t “take” Dolly to fund vaccine development, Vanderbilt, Moderna and Operation Warp Speed (and the world) greatly appreciate Dolly’s heart and desire to donate!

    • IrishCat
      10:16 am November 23, 2020 Permalink

      Dolly should be named the patron saint of Appalachia. Still, it’s absolutely shameful that a pharmaceutical industry whose resources dwarf what Dolly has been able amass exponentially, would even take her donation, which they will double or more within the first few months their vaccine is available.

    • ClutchCargo
      12:56 am November 23, 2020 Permalink

      Thank you, Keets. 100% agree.

    • Keets
      7:12 pm November 23, 2020 Permalink

      Irish, true, the pharmaceutical industry is out of whack. But Dolly donated to Vandy and a personal friend’s research efforts, not Moderna itself.

  2. Bluebloodtoo
    6:14 pm November 22, 2020 Permalink

    He could continue his community work there. That’s his hometown anyway.

  3. Dr. Tom
    10:55 pm November 22, 2020 Permalink

    Raleigh, NC!!