Washington-area basketball teams offering free tickets for government workers during shutdown

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George Mason, George Washington and Capital City Go-Go are offering free basketball tickets to all federal workers displaced during the government shutdown. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
George Mason, George Washington and Capital City Go-Go are offering free basketball tickets to all federal workers displaced during the government shutdown. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The partial government shutdown is currently in its third week, and has left nearly 800,000 federal employees furloughed, according to CNN.

While it won’t put them back to work, several Washington D.C.-area basketball teams are trying to help displaced federal employees pass the time while they wait for the government to reopen.

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Both George Mason University — located just outside of the capital in Fairfax, Virginia — and George Washington University — located just blocks from the White House — are offering free basketball tickets to both men’s and women’s basketball games for federal employees through the remainder of the shutdown, the schools announced on Tuesday.



Both the Patriots and the Colonials men’s teams will play next on Wednesday night, when George Mason hosts Davidson and George Washington hosts Dayton. All federal employees have to do to receive the complimentary tickets is show their government ID.

The Capital City Go-Go, the Washington Wizards G-League team, is also getting in on the action. They are giving away tickets to federal employees for their next two homes games, on Tuesday night and on Saturday night, against the Texas Legends and the Long Island Nets, respectively.


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