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  • Recap: USO-Metro Pack 4 Troops

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    On Saturday March 18th , the Women of Washington (WOW) and Redskins Salute joined forces with USO-Metro for the Pack 4 Troops event at INOVA Sports Performance Center Redskins Park.

    WOW and Redskins Salute members brought donations to build care packages that will be used for USO-Metro programming that support active duty and their families in the local area. Each volunteer also received a raffle ticket for a chance to win autographed merchandise and a special Pack 4 Troops t-shirt.

    Current Redskins players, cornerback Bashaud Breeland and running back Rob Kelley and former Redskins player Santana Moss joined the volunteers ... Read More

  • 13 Spots to View Cherry Blossoms - When You're Trying to Avoid the Tidal Basin Crowds

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    By: Darlene Aderoju- NBCWashington

     

    Founder's Park

    At Founder's Park in Alexandria, you can take in fresh air, overlook the water and bask in cherry blossom galore.

    U.S. National Arboretum

    The U.S National Arboretum is a beautiful sight to see year-round, but when it's surrounded by cherry blossoms it's even more alluring.

    American University

    Just off the Red Line, the campus of American University is filled with cherry blossoms each year. Not too many people think to visit local colleges to see cherry trees, so we're letting you in on an secret here.

    Kenwood ... Read More

  • DC Female Student Athletes Celebrate Nat’l Girls & Women in Sports Day

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    By: Mike Carter- Conneen/ ABC7

    Dozens of female student athletes - normally competitors who face off on D.C.’s many basketball courts or soccer fields - gathered Thursday to celebrate their sisterhood on National Girls & Women in Sports Day.

    It is the first time the District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association has formally celebrated the day.

    Roosevelt High School junior Merelyn Giron said, “As women, we should all come together to at least support each other.”

    School Without Walls High School junior Madelyne Cabico said, “It shows a lot of unity and that we all care about this.”

    The students were ... Read More

  • 5 Free, Must-Do Summer Activities in DC

    05.21.2016 / Blog Posts Community

    Looking for family-friendly and budget-friendly fun in the city? Check out these five activities that your family and your wallet will love.

    1 . Explore the National Zoo

    The National Zoo is free to enter and is home to over 18,000 animals of over 300 different species from giant pandas to flamingos.

    2. Hike through Rock Creek Park

    Celebrate the 100th year of the National Park Service by exploring the 32 miles of trails in Rock Creek Park. If staying indoors is more your style, take your exploring mind to outer space on the ranger –led astronomy programs in ... Read More

  • National Women's History Month

    03.01.2016 / Blog Posts Community Events

    March is Women's History Month! The purpose is to pay tribute to and recognize generations of women who have committed their lives to striving for equality and have proved invaluable to society. March 8th is International Women's Day so historically the month is focused around that.

    Believe it or not, the first steps to even having a month to honor women did not begin until the 1980’s. In February of 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. That same year, Representative ... Read More

  • Redskins Attend Charity Christmas Dinner

    12.04.2015 / Blog Posts Community Redskins

    The holiday season has officially begun, and with it comes the spirit of giving. Earlier this week, six Redskins players took time out of their hectic schedules to help fundraise for an amazing cause.

    These Redskins kicked off their holiday season at Open Hearts International’s Charity Christmas Dinner. But they weren’t just there to enjoy a delicious meal, they were there to work! Kedric Golston, Frank Kearse, Will Compton, Adam Heyward, Trent Murphy, and Nick Sundberg, along with former Redskin Rocky McIntosh, donned aprons to serve pizza at the dinner, which was held at The Dons’ Wood Fired ... Read More

  • The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation Inspires Us to Give Back

    11.25.2015 / Blog Posts Community

    The Washington Redskins players and the Charitable Foundation embodies what it means to give back. From packaging food to building playgrounds, they inspire the Washington D.C. community. This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for our players and the foundation, and all the amazing work they do. Here’s a look at some of their events so far this holiday season.

    13th Annual Redskins Harvest Feast

    This year's Redskins Harvest Feast at FedExField was presented by Ryan Homes. 50 WOW members joined the community of volunteers and Redskins players to package over 12,000 bags of groceries for families ... Read More

  • Festive Workouts This Holiday Season

    11.09.2015 / Blog Posts Community

    In the rush of the holiday season, working out often gets knocked down on the priority list. You get distracted with shopping, cooking, traveling, and family. Between all the errands, working out just doesn’t seem festive.

    But the holiday season can make everything fun – even that workout you may be dreading. Throughout the months of November and December, holiday-themed races and fun runs are taking place across the country. Running a 5K in your favorite ugly sweater? Now that’s holiday spirit (and great exercise!).

    Don’t let that delicious turkey and stuffing slow you down. Get a group ... Read More

  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

    10.05.2015 / Blog Posts Community

    This #MotivationMonday, we’re inspired by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan!

    Governor Hogan was diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in June of this year. Throughout his treatment, Hogan has continued his duties both as governor and as an active community member, becoming an advocate in the fight against all cancer. Hogan attended the Redskins season opener to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. During the first quarter of the game, Hogan and four honorees from the Cool Kids Campaign, also battling cancer, were recognized in the end zone. Their presence was met by an overwhelming cheer of support ... Read More

  • Military Monday: Darrel Young

    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

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