The Washington Football Team's annual Welcome Home Luncheon will look entirely different in 2020, as the event will be conducted in a fully virtual format thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
However, the unusual circumstances did not prevent the club from having a famous guest join the program. Two-time NBA champion and Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant will join the program, Washington announced on Monday.
A native of Prince George's County, Md., Durant grew up a die-hard Washington Football fan. The 31-year-old's passion for the team has never wavered.
Last month, when Washington hired team president Jason Wright, Durant took to Twitter to show his support for the move. Earlier this summer, when LeBron James, a noted Cowboys fan, took a shot at Washington's temporary rebrand, Durant responded, too.
Durant is one of several noteworthy luncheon guests the Washington Football Team has featured in recent years. Last year, actor Matthew McConaughey arrived in style, and then when on to tell an epic story of how he became a Washington Football fan as a child living in the suburbs of Dallas.
The 59th annual luncheon, which is scheduled for Wednesday, is expected to begin at 11:45 a.m.
The event will be hosted by Julie Donaldson, who the team recently hired as its new Senior VP of Media and Content, and former Washington wide receiver Santana Moss. Both Donaldson and Moss will be in the team's radio booth on gamedays, with Bram Weinstein doing play-by-play duties.