08.04.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
In February Washington Redskins signed 8-year NFL Vet, Ricky Jean-Francois, to a three-year deal. He formerly played for the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers, becoming well-known for his unstoppable versatility on the defense – the perfect fit for a fresh defensive scheme under 'Skins new defensive coordinator, Joe Barry!
Today he took to @Redskins Twitter to answer fan questions!
08.03.2015 / Blog Posts Community
When you think of a linebacker, you think of hard-hitting power and sheer muscle – like the force of 260-pound Ryan Kerrigan slamming into the opposing quarterback for the perfect sack. It is a position where great and explosive strength is necessary for success.
So, on July 27th, when the Arizona Cardinals announced that Jennifer Welter, a 5’2” and 130-pound female, would be the new linebacker coaching intern for the preseason, many jaws were left on the floor.
However, what people fail to realize is the intelligence also necessary to the linebacker position. It is this intellect that has ... Read More
07.31.2015 / Blog Posts Events
Not even hot temperatures stopped the Women of Washington from attending the first day of the Washington Redskins Training Camp at our very own WOW VIP Event on July 30th!
Check-in began at 9:30 AM as the women who arrived grabbed their VIP passes and headed to our big event tent that provided free food, water, seating and most importantly, shade from the sun!
WOW ladies had the opportunity to gather around and cheer on the players as they hit the field for practice. The players returned the favor by signing autographs and taking photos with the VIP ... Read More
07.29.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Contributed by todaysinnovativewomen.com blog
It can be hard to admit, but when you’re trying to create a healthier and more fit lifestyle for yourself, you can be your own biggest enemy. Whether you are making excuses for yourself, procrastinating, or truly not valuing yourself, you are getting in the way of yourself not getting to those healthy goals you have set for yourself.
Here are some tips for each situation that can help you get out of those habits!:
- Re-assess which lifestyle choices you make and how they may or may not repeatedly sabotage your healthy efforts. Make ... Read More
07.28.2015 / Blog Posts Community
On July 25th over 6,500 athletes from 165 countries gathered in Los Angeles to celebrate the opening ceremony of the Special Olympic World Games. Surrounded by thousands of fans, musical artists such as Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne and O.A.R kicked off the festivities following the arrival of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Athletes participated alongside officers to run the Flame of Hope from Greece to the United States and throughout California’s communities before finishing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Special Olympic athletes will be competing in over 25 sports including cycling, gymnastics and even ... Read More
07.25.2015 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle
It’s no secret that when the Washington Redskins Training Camp comes to town, it’s the greatest time to be in Richmond, VA! But after the very last player marches off of the field, where else can you go?
Check out some of Richmond’s greatest hidden treasures!:
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Perched upon nine acres of land, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was established in 1895. Today it houses a variety of different nature, flowers and insects. There are numerous free and entry fee events ranging from butterfly exhibits to water play weekends!
07.24.2015 / Blog Posts
The Women of Washington are teaming up with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders (WRC) to bring you "Wedding Wisdom."
Follow the First Ladies of Football along their engangement journeys!
Meet WRC 2-Year Vet, Jade
How We Met:
Who says the internet can’t find you love?! I met my fiancé online! Always being on the go and super busy, I never really had time to go out; so I decided to give it a try. I met William on our blind date at a restaurant on the water. As soon as I saw him I knew he was the one, you ... Read More
07.23.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion Redskins
The only downside to summer is that our hearts are set on the football season...which is only 50 days away! So how do we get through this last stretch?
A Summer Cook-Out, Redskins Style!
Check out some of these easy DIY tricks to transform any BBQ into a Hog Heaven!
You can purchase a small, flat wooden piece such as the one above from practically any craft store. They also come in many different banner sizes. With the addition of burgundy and gold paints and a corresponding ribbon – you can transform any entrance in your home!
Can we say ... Read More
07.22.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Certified Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer, Geni Lee.
Total fitness also includes your mind, body, and spirit.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and told yourself, "It's time to change and make a difference..."? I have. How did you feel at that moment? That determination and willingness practically took over my thoughts and I was confident in making a difference in my life.
Become mentally, physically, and spiritually fit. Take note:
1) Mental Fitness: Keeping your brain and emotional health in tip-top shape. Seek the positive and avoid the negative.
2) Physical Fitness: A healthy body can ... Read More
07.20.2015 / Blog Posts Community
What’s more fun than doing a mud-obstacle event with your closest friends? Doing it to help prevent and end domestic violence.
On Saturday, July 25, join thousands of women from across the region for Mudderella, a wildly fun obstacle event—in the mud! Mudderella is partnered with national nonprofit Futures Without Violence to raise money for their work to end violence against women, and spread awareness about this serious issue that affects 1 in 4 women in our country.
Many of us have been affected by domestic violence, or know a friend or loved one who has. It’s ... Read More
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