02.05.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
This week’s #ThrowbackThursday marks a historic moment worth honoring.
On January 31, 1988, former Washington Redskins player Doug Williams became the first African American quarterback to not only play in a Super Bowl, but to win the game and earn the MVP title.
Williams, now 59, helped the Redskins defeat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII at the Jack Murphy stadium in San Diego, California. The final score was Washington 42, Denver 10.
The former quarterback eventually retired from the sport after the 1989 season and went on to take on head coaching roles at numerous schools including ... Read More
02.04.2015 / Blog Posts Community
Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day! NGWSD is a special day for girls and women to celebrate their participation in sports and athletics.
When Title IX was enacted in 1971, 1 in 27 girls in high school participated in athletics. One in three girls participates in athletics in high school now!
With the addition of women's boxing, the 2012 London Olympics became the first ever to have women competing in all of the same sports as men for 302 total medal events. The US even sent more female athletes than male athletes to the London Olympics ... Read More
02.03.2015 / Blog Posts Community
By: Candice Meadows, WOW Member
There's a variety of reasons why women don't reach out for support when in situations of domestic violence, but for many, the reason behind their silence lies in the fact that they don't have the means to do otherwise. Many don't have the resources necessary to contact help, and those that do, usually aren't sure where to turn.
Thankfully, one organization has made it their mission to increase awareness of support programs for domestic abuse victims while providing them the means for doing so—HopeLine from Verizon Wireless.
The HopeLine ... Read More
02.02.2015 / Blog Posts
This year's most buzzed about Super Bowl commercials catered to a diverse crowd and were everything from pleasantry humor to emotionally moving.
We decided to bring you our top three favorite women-influenced Super Bowl commercials!
Click the photo to view the commercial
3.) GEICO “Ah! Push It! Featuring: Salt-N-Pepa”
In the comedic clip titled “Push It,” hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa provide personal encouragement to strangers engaged in a wide variety of activities. Rocking '80s-appropriate jackets, the trio's members -- Cheryl James, Sandra Denton and DJ Deidra "Spinderella" Roper -- help people open doors and operate elevators.
2.) Toyota “How Great ... Read More
02.01.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes
By: Francesca Lynch, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association
Ever since I can remember, my mom always told me to have breakfast every morning and that it’s the most important meal of the day. She was right! It’s hard to start my day and be energized without eating breakfast. And, during breakfast, it’s important to get more protein as it can help curb hunger. Did you know approximately one out of five Americans skip breakfast? Don’t become one of those who skips!
With February being National Hot Breakfast Month, what better way to warm up in the morning than ... Read More
01.31.2015 / Blog Posts Community
Wintery weather has taken over the Washington, D.C. area, sending kids inside for activities to keep them engaged. Have your children read like the Redskins and compete for prizes in the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s annual Redskins Read Challenge! The challenge encourages students in grades K – 6 throughout the D.C. Metro area to read 1,000 or more minutes from September 2014 through March 15, 2015.
Once your child reaches the goal of 1,000 reading minutes they can be nominated by a parent, guardian, teacher, or librarian to be a Redskins Read Challenge Champion! Each Reading ... Read More
01.30.2015 / Blog Posts
For the first three weeks of 2015, any women who joined WOW were automatically entered for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! One new WOW member was randomly selected to receive a trip for two to Phoenix, Arizona for an ultimate VIP weekend experience at the NFL Pro Bowl!
The trip included round-trip airfare, ground transportation, and three nights stay at the beautiful Montelucia Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. The winner and her guest also received invitations to the NFL's Official Saturday Night Party, the Official Tailgate Party on-site before the game, and two Lower Level sideline ... Read More
01.30.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion
Who says you can’t be stylish and show your support for the Redskins during the winter months of the season!? We sure don't, especially when you're wearing this statement. This warm and comfortable knit hat features a flat embroidered team logo on the front along with a pom at the top of the hat.
Item: Ladies Redskins ’47 Brand Kendall Knit Hat
WOW Deal: Take 25% off with the promo code WOWDEAL143
Valid online only and while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion. Read More
01.28.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By: Deanna Jefferson, Nike and Celebrity Trainer
Now that we know the State of the Union, given by our President recently, it's time to determine the current state of your health. Every once in a while we get a diagnostic test for our car, our home and even our Nation. Our health is our number one asset, and to ignore how we are feeling and living can be a big mistake.
Asking yourself this following single question can help you gauge the healthiness of your mind, body and spirit at any given point in time, and help you to ... Read More
01.26.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
While Alfred Morris was representing the Redskins in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson was helping judge the Miss Universe Pageant.
Jackson was one of 10 celebrity judges. Other celebrity judges included actor and previously named Sexiest Man Alive in People En Espanol magazine, William Levy, music producer Emilio Estefan, baseball player Giancarlos Cruz-Michael Stanton and boxer superstar Manny Pacquiao.
Colombian fashion-journalist Nina Garcia was also on the panel and was joined by "The Hills" star Kristin Cavallari, fashion guru Louise Roe, and "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Lisa Vanderpump.
Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega, was ... Read More
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