11.06.2014 / Community Events WOW Interview Series
WOW sat down with Krissy Green, Founder of the local Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation, to talk about more about their mission to create and send meaningful carepackages to soldiers overseas.
What was your inspiration in starting the DJGMF?
We didn't want to be the grieving family with no outlet for our loss. Creating a foundation in Doug's honor has helped us ensure his legacy lives on. We knew that there's nothing he'd rather us be doing than supporting his brothers and sisters that were by his side while deployed.
Was there anything that surprised you ... Read More
11.06.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. –John F. Kennedy
Besides serving as a night out, one of the main goals of our Ladies Night Out events is to provide a forum for women in the community to get together and support a worthy cause. Last month we brought awareness to Breast Cancer, this month we will be underscoring our commitment to our service men and women with help from the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation.
Founded in the wake of Douglas’s passing ... Read More
11.03.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events Local Lifestyle
With Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, holiday shopping season is upon us!]
So, why not have your purchases benefit a good cause in the process?
On November 13 from 6-9 p.m., INOVA will be hosting their Shop for a Cause event benefitting the Life with Cancer Program.
The program, which seeks to enhance the quality of life for patients and families dealing with the realities of a cancer diagnosis and treatments, is open to all and provides services varying from free education and information to support classes.
The event will take place at the Bloomingdale's at Tysons Corner ... Read More
11.02.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Community
Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in our 2014 Think Pink Ambassador application process. After an overwhelming amount of entries, the following women have been selected by our panel of judges as our Top 10. Please vote on the 3 women who you believe are the best to represent the Redskins Think Pink program in the comments section below!
Cindy is a retired Master Sergeant for the U.S. Army and is currently employed by the Department of Justice. Cindy became a Redskins fan after marrying her husband James almost 35 years ago. Cindy ... Read More
10.27.2014 / Community Events Fashion Local Lifestyle
On October 30, 2014, Kirk Cousins, Pierre Garçon and Gary Clark will be trading in their cleats for dress shoes and hitting the runway at this year’s Walk This Way fashion show for charity. The goal of the event is to bring greater attention to the issue of intimate partner violence.
Hosted by Becky’s Fund annually, all proceeds will be directed towards expanding their “Men of Code” program into five more schools. Men of Code seeks to directly engage young men within established male settings, such as on the athletic field, where unhealthy masculinity behaviors can rise ... Read More
10.22.2014 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle
There are few things better than a fresh pizza from Papa John’s.
But, what if we told you that a portion of your purchase would be going to cancer research?
For the duration of the season Papa John’s is helping WOW members go even further in their commitment to cancer research. For every order of two large, 1-topping pizzas, a $25 value, Papa John’s will donate $5 of the purchase to the American Cancer Society.
Seems like a great time for family pizza night or a perfect way to entertain guest while also giving back during a ... Read More
10.18.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Community Local Lifestyle
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, led by Dan and Tanya Snyder, and the American Cancer Society Friday evening hosted the inaugural Sack Cancer Gala at the Ritz-Carlton in McLean, Va.
With an estimated 500 attendees, the goal of the Sack Cancer Gala is to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research and services for the American Cancer Society, which is leading the way in transforming breast cancer research from deadly to treatable and from treatable to preventable.
Joining the Snyders -- who are honorary chairs for the event -- Friday were special guests Donald Hoffman (President and CEO of Excel Services ... Read More
Calling all kids! It’s time to break out your cleats and put on your gloves because the NFL’s annual Punt, Pass & Kick competition is right around the corner!
Punt, Pass & Kick was established by the NFL for youth athletes in 1961. The competition allows for both boys and girls, ages 6-15 years old, to see how their punting, passing and place kicking skills compare to those of their peers of the same age group. Since PP&K is a national competition, in order to place in the final round, participants first need to attend a local qualifying event ... Read More
09.27.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss had it right: Reading is one of the most important things we can ever learn to do.
In light of this, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is asking for your help to make this year’s Redskins Book Drive a success!
For this project, the Redskins Charitable Foundation has teamed up with Everybody Wins! DC, a non-profit dedicated to promoting children’s literacy and learning.
Although any new book will be accepted, Everybody Wins ... Read More
03.20.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events Local Lifestyle
On Wednesday, March 19th, WOW hosted the team's first ever 'Women in Sports' panel featuring female executives from Coca Cola and the Washington Redskins.
Our three panelists, which included, Dori Silverman, area vice president of field execution at Coca-Cola; Jane Rodgers, executive director of the Redskins Charitable Foundation; and Nancy Hubacher, vice president of sales and marketing with the Redskins, spoke candidly about challenges they've faced as women in leadership roles, how the sports industry has evolved and the importance of giving back.
Coca Cola VP, Dori Silverman, talked in detail about making a difference in the community ... Read More
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