06.18.2015 / Blog Posts Community
World Police and Fire Games is a biennial athletic event that attracts around 10,000 international entrants of both active and retired law enforcement. This year, on its 30-year anniversary, it will be held right down the street from Redskins Park and our nation's capital in Fairfax County.
Rightfully known as, the Games of Heroes, the Olympic-style events last just over a week from June 26 to July 6. Law enforcement agencies from all around the world team up to compete in 61 different games. Competition includes everything from swimming, to motocross and even dodgeball (which is way more ... Read More
06.16.2015 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
One hundred and fifty packages in thirty minutes. That’s 150 opportunities to change the life of a child or adult affected by sexual assault, domestic violence or sex trafficking.
On Monday, June 15 the Redskins hosted a Fear 2 Freedom (F2F) care packaging event where current players, rookies, and staff members gathered to help out. Kits were assembled that held clothing, a diary, toiletries, a “Freedom Bear” and, most significantly, a personalized note from the creator of the kit.
The afternoon opened up with Redskins Team President, Bruce Allen, introducing the event and F2F founder, Rosemary Trible:
“[Trible] Example ... Read More
06.08.2015 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
Outside of the lights, field and fans, the Washington Redskins have always found a way to give back to their community. And this past weekend was no different! In just 72 hours, the team attended over nine different charity events.
It all kicked off with Pierre Garçon's All White Charity Party on Thursday night! It was a classy spin on the traditional charity event in efforts to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. Many Redskins players, coaches and friends came out to support the event
Alfred Morris visited Laurel Elementary School on Friday with ... Read More
06.06.2015 / Blog Posts Community
As summer is almost upon us, and I’m sure our thermometers would agree, it’s time to start preparing our calendars for what’s in store!
Like the T.V. show WIPEOUT? Now you and your friends can join in the fun! WIPEOUT run is coming to RFK on June 20 to present a “crashtastic 5k.”
How about attending one of the largest music festivals in D.C.? The DC Jazz Festival not only brings you talent on the local, national and even international scale, but also promotes year-round music education programs. The 6-day event is bringing festivities for ... Read More
06.02.2015 / Blog Posts Community Health and Wellness Local Lifestyle Redskins
DOWN, SET, HUT!
Several Redskins players helped to run a football clinic for the Dreams for Kids DC (DFKDC) foundation. Together they practiced everything from a simple catch to running routes and even punting and kicking! Will Compton, Shawn Lauvao, Kai Forbath, Alfred Morris, Nick Sundberg and Tress Way were all in on the festivities.
“We’re all happy to come out and help. You get a lot out of it when you give back,” commented LB Will Compton to WUSA9.
Even Morris shared a few of his secrets.
DFKDC is an organization dedicated to providing life-changing experiences to kids ... Read More
04.30.2015 / Blog Posts Community
Do you want to be a part of the movement to end women’s water-collecting journeys in the developing world?
Belgian brewer Stella Artois partnered with Matt Damon’s Water.org to launch a campaign to help decrease the long, treacherous journeys that women are making each day to provide water for their families. Both companies want to tell real stories of women in the developing world who face hour-long journeys to collect water. The campaign builds awareness with the stories of women who live life without water and the benefits of life when water is available.
Today, 750 million ... Read More
04.27.2015 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
Redskins DL Chris Baker otherwise known as "Swaggy" was inducted into The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 23.
Baker, originally from Windsor, Conn., wrote he was “privileged, blessed and honored” for the induction. Chris Baker said "It feels great to be home," as he recalled his days as a Boys & girls Club member. "I learned a lot at the club that I took forward with me in life," he said. "Paying attention to academics and being the best person I could be," he added. "I owe the club a lot."
Last year, Baker began ... Read More
04.14.2015 / Blog Posts Community
Hillary Clinton is officially running for president in 2016.
"Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Clinton said in a video message posted to her new campaign website on Sunday. "Every day Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion."
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton released a video that highlights the stories and images of a diverse group of Americans to announce that she will seek the presidency for the second time. Clinton said she is running "so you can do more ... Read More
04.13.2015 / Blog Posts Community
Japan’s national flower is the cherry blossom, which is also known as "Sakura" in Japanese. The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. The flowers are a symbol of hope and humanity serving as a reminder that the life of a human can end anytime just like a flower. In 1912, Japan presented the cherry trees as a gift to the United States honoring their friendship. The delecate, pinkish-hued flowers have sparked an annual and important celebration for ... Read More
04.09.2015 / Blog Posts Community
There is an ongoing controversy around female athletes using sex appeal in sports to gain recognition. Recently, Golf Digest released their May fitness issue of the magazine featuring Twenty-year-old pro golfer Lexi Thompson. Thompson is the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA tournament, but it wasn’t that which turned the heads of the public.
The controversial photograph of Lexi Thompson that appears on the cover of the fitness magazine is what caught the attention of the public eye. As seen in the picture below, she is featured on the cover of Golf Digest wearing only black bottoms, one golf glove ... Read More
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