02.04.2015 / Blog Posts Community
Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day! NGWSD is a special day for girls and women to celebrate their participation in sports and athletics.
When Title IX was enacted in 1971, 1 in 27 girls in high school participated in athletics. One in three girls participates in athletics in high school now!
With the addition of women's boxing, the 2012 London Olympics became the first ever to have women competing in all of the same sports as men for 302 total medal events. The US even sent more female athletes than male athletes to the London Olympics ... Read More
02.03.2015 / Blog Posts Community
By: Candice Meadows, WOW Member
There's a variety of reasons why women don't reach out for support when in situations of domestic violence, but for many, the reason behind their silence lies in the fact that they don't have the means to do otherwise. Many don't have the resources necessary to contact help, and those that do, usually aren't sure where to turn.
Thankfully, one organization has made it their mission to increase awareness of support programs for domestic abuse victims while providing them the means for doing so—HopeLine from Verizon Wireless.
The HopeLine ... Read More
01.31.2015 / Blog Posts Community
Wintery weather has taken over the Washington, D.C. area, sending kids inside for activities to keep them engaged. Have your children read like the Redskins and compete for prizes in the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s annual Redskins Read Challenge! The challenge encourages students in grades K – 6 throughout the D.C. Metro area to read 1,000 or more minutes from September 2014 through March 15, 2015.
Once your child reaches the goal of 1,000 reading minutes they can be nominated by a parent, guardian, teacher, or librarian to be a Redskins Read Challenge Champion! Each Reading ... Read More
01.12.2015 / Blog Posts Community
The Washington Redskins teamed up with Inova Blood Donor Services to host the Hometown Hero Blood Drive at Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA, on Saturday, January, 10, 2015. The indoor practice facility was transformed into one of the area’s more unique blood donation centers. All of the blood collected in the effort will be supplied to local hospitals in the Northern Virginia area.
Along with several members of the community coming out to support the cause, Redskins alumni Dexter Manley, Gary Clark, Ken Harvey and Ricky Ervins were also in attendance to support donors – designated as “Hometown Heroes” – for ... Read More
Since its founding as an organization, WOW has always tried its best to provide support for issues which our members find the most important.
From education to breast cancer to supporting our troops, WOW members are always at the forefront of each cause and paving the way for greater future participation.
This Saturday’s game marks the last of our in-season community efforts.
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation has arranged for the collection of new, unwrapped toys at the stadium while the Redskins take on the Eagles.
The toys will then be donated to Toys for Tots, an organization facilitated ... Read More
On Monday, December 15, the Redskins locker room at FedExField was transformed into Santa’s workshop and filled with presents for over 1,000 underserved community youth
In order to provide as many toys as possible, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation teamed up with the United States Marine Corp and their Toys for Tots charity.
Several Redskins players including, Chris Baker, Je’Ron Hamm, Shawn Lauvao, Alfred Morris, Niles Paul, Tevita Stevens, Tress Way and Darrel Young, joined in on the event and helped spread holiday cheer.
Santa Claus also made an appearance and assisted the children in selecting their ... Read More
12.12.2014 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
On Tuesday, December 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. our Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Macy's teamed up in order to donate 300 coats, scarves and hats for underserved youth this winter.
Mrs. Tanya Snyder, wife of owner Dan Snyder, assisted the children in selecting their coats and writing "Believe Letters" to Santa.
Macy's "Believe" campaign encourages children to write letters to Santa using their Santa Mail Letterboxes. For each letter mailed in store, Macy's will donate $1 up to $1 million, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Additionally, Redskins Kirk Cousins, Jarvis Jenkins, Shawn Lauvao ... Read More
12.11.2014 / Community
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is looking for outgoing, energetic, and passionate individuals to help raise funds for the Charitable Foundation by selling 50/50 Raffle tickets during the Redskins vs. Eagles game on December 20, 2014.
Volunteers would be asked to volunteer from 12:30PM to the end of the 1st Quarter.
Parking is included. All volunteers will be given a ticket to enjoy the rest of the game at FedExField.
If interested, apply today! A representative from the Charitable Foundation will be reaching out to you shortly.
12.09.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events
One of the main goals of our Women of Washington organization is to serve our community in any way possible.
This season with the help of our members, we have been able to accomplish activities ranging from helping to create care packages for soldiers, raising money to fight breast cancer, helping feed those less fortunate on Thanksgiving, and many more!
Today, our goal is to help the children of our community this holiday season. As we host our December Ladies Night Out event, we will also be hosting a toy drive benefitting Toys for Tots.
Toys for Tots is a ... Read More
12.02.2014 / Blog Posts Community
On Tuesday, December 2, our Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation teamed up with the Heart of America Foundation to participate in their READesgin of the library at Leckie Elementary School.
The renovation effort consisted of a small stage build for live storybook performances, the installation of a new interactive projector, new tables and computer stations, fresh paint and inspirational decor, as well as a new reading corner. Additionally, more than 300 new books will stock the shelves and another 2,000 will be added to an eBook library.
Several Redskins players including Everette Brown, Chase Dixon, Jackson Jeffcoat, Shawn Lauvao, Alfred ... Read More
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