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  • Buy A Lady A Drink

    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

  • Chris Baker Gets Inducted Into Hartford Boys And Girls Club HOF

    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

  • Americans Could See Their First Female President In 2016

    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

  • Spring In The City: The First Ladies Of The Cherry Blossom Festival

    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

  • Should Female Athletes Use Sex Appeal To Market Themselves?

    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

  • ICYMI: Redskins Attend 2015 White House Easter Roll

    04.07.2015 / Blog Posts Community Events Redskins

    Redskins players Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan, Chris Baker and Nick Sundberg attended the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House.

    Memories were made on Monday with Redskins players Griffin, Kerrigan and Baker. The trio joined a series of Play 60 events with children from across the country at the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

     Long snapper Nick Sundberg was also present early in the morning at Coca-Cola's "Troops For Fitness" activity. 

    More than 35,000 people were in attendance, participating in fitness activities, cooking demonstrations, and, yes, an Easter egg hunt.

    While the players ... Read More

  • 5 Easy Easter Crafts To Do With Your Kids

    04.03.2015 / Blog Posts Community

    Easter has almost arrived and it’s time to get hoppin’ to this year’s easy, budget-friendly crafts.  Keep your little chickadees busy with the most darling DIY projects for kids! 

     

    Easter Bunny Hand Craft:

    Kids will love getting their hands painted for a project! Watch out though, this creative project can be messy!

    Project Source and Tutorial Here

     

    Pom-Pom Chicks Craft:

    This project will stimulate your child’s imagination while they work at improving their creative skills and their motor skills.

    Project Source and Tutorial Here 

     

    The Tradition Of Easter Grass:

    Some people follow the tradition of grass growing ... Read More

  • Spring Activities for the Kiddies!

    03.31.2015 / Blog Posts Community

    From egg hunts to Cherry Blossom Celebrations, there are a number of kid-friendly events to mark on your calendar this weekend!

    Here's a short list of local events that will keep your kids smiling:

     

    Cherry Blossom Family Celebration

    WHEN: Tuesday April 4, 2015 | 11:30 AM- 3 PM
    WHERE: Penn Quarter, Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th and F Streets, Washington D.C.

    MORE INFO: The cherry blossom fun isn’t over just yet! Enjoy traditional Japanese music and dance performances while you make tatebanko (Japanese paper dioramas) with guests from the Freer Sackler. Fold origami birds with Smithsonian Gardens ... Read More

  • Fatima Saleem Still Hopes To Use Sports To Empower Pakistani Girls

    03.30.2015 / Blog Posts Community

     Seen on espnW by Nicole Blades

    Throughout her life in Pakistan, Fatima Saleem has seen how ongoing war can affect the mindset of a nation. The most recent example also hit closest to home, when terrorists attacked a school in Peshawar in December. Seven gunmen associated with the Taliban stormed a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan and opened fire, killing 150 people, most of them schoolchildren.

    The country was traumatized, and adults were scared to send kids back to school. "But," Saleem says, "We still must send them."

    The journalist has long resolved to change minds and reset the psyche ... Read More

  • ICYMI: Redskins Wives Take On Domestic Violence

    03.24.2015 / Blog Posts Community

    Inspired by a heartfelt presentation from anchor Robin Roberts, several Redskins wives on Monday took part in a community event preparing care packages for domestic violence victims.

    “Optimism is a muscle that gets stronger with use.”

    That was the main message parlayed Monday by Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, who inspired dozens of NFL spouses at the league’s annual meetings at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.



    Roberts — a breast cancer survivor who has also undergone a successful bone marrow transplant — left an impression on every single woman in the room, particularly Tanya Snyder, a breast cancer survivor who ... Read More

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