Three athletic department employees are purchasing pizzas to support GW Hospital workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a tweet.
Men’s basketball head coach Jamion Christian, assistant coach Graham Bousley and associate director of development Chris Monroe bought pizzas from HomeSlyce to help feed workers and families at the hospital. Murat Siyam, a managing partner at the restaurant, said in a tweet that Monroe has purchased pizzas every Friday and Christian and Bousley have also been involved in purchasing food to feed frontline workers.
“It just really goes to show you how Foggy Bottom really is a community that comes together in times of need and really works together to help everybody overcome,” Siyam said in the tweet.
Siyam added that HomeSlyce will match food donations to health care workers throughout the pandemic.
“We match exactly what is donated just to continue to show our support and our sacrifice to [the GW] Hospital and our commitment to not only today and tomorrow, but for weeks and years beyond,” Murat said in a tweet.
Christian said in a tweet that he will continue to support local businesses and thanked Siyam for taking the lead on helping health care workers.
“Will always support you and local businesses my friend,” Christian said in a tweet. “Please continue to be the person you are in this difficult time. We need more people leading like you!”
Monroe also played basketball for the Colonials, leaving his mark on the program by topping the all-time scoring list with 2,249 points. He said in a tweet that Siyam was a “rockstar” and encouraged the Foggy Bottom community to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Stay safe and continue to feed those in need,” Monroe said in a tweet. “The Foggy Bottom community is a team and we all have a role to play!”