08.17.2015 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
Each Monday, Redskins Salute shares a #MilitaryMonday blog post. This week's post featured Redskins fullback Darrel Young and his incredible tie to the United States Military. Here is their story:
Darrel Young, also known as DY, had an interesting up and coming when joining the Washington Redskins. He didn’t initially make the roster in 2009 as a rookie linebacker. As a result, he worked that season at Foot Locker hoping for another chance to accomplish his NFL dreams. His chance came in January of 2010 when he re-signed with the team and was converted to fullback.
The change ... Read More
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
07.28.2015 / 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!
07.20.2015 / 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
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
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