Open Thread: USAA Salute Night supports “Operation Gratitude” as the Spurs host the Wizards

This Military Appreciation Night has a greater goal

USAA has announced that for this upcoming Salute Night, fans are encouraged to bring items to fill care packages for deployed servicemembers:

The San Antonio Spurs and USAA, the official military appreciation partner of the Silver and Black, are teaming up with Operation Gratitude to send care packages to deployed servicemembers. Fans are invited to join in the effort by bringing items from the nonprofit’s list of requested goods to the Spurs vs. Washington Wizards USAA Salute Night game on Sunday, Jan. 27. To purchase tickets to the game and for additional information on USAA Salute Nights, visit

Donations for care packages will be accepted at all AT&T Center ticketed entrances at Sunday’s game.

Requested Items for Deployment Care Packages

  • Disposable Razors
  • Shower or Body Wipes
  • Travel Size Deodorant (.5 oz.)
  • Travel Size Hand Sanitizer (2 oz.)
  • Travel Size Lotion (1 oz.)
  • Travel Size Mouthwash (1.2 oz.)
  • Travel Size Nail Clippers and Emory Boards (.5 oz.)
  • Gallon Size Freezer Bags

If you are attending, please bring items. USAA does amazing things for San Antonio and offers great support to the military through various programs. Thanks to USAA, servicemembers and veterans can receive up to 40 percent off of tickets to the game vs. Washington.

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