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 representatives of high schools across ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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