03.18.2015 / Blog Posts Community Events Health and Wellness Redskins
Today marks the start of our Couch to 5K Countdown Series! Since running for beginners can be extremely tough without a plan, we have created a secret weapon for our ladies on the Official Women of Washington 5K team. Our Couch to 5K Countdown Series will give you the perfect training advice so that you will be ready for the big day! Be sure to check back every Wellness Wednesday from now until May 2nd to keep updated!
Week One: Motivation
Get Motivated to Run!
The time starts now to begin to push yourself to train for the Draft ... Read More
03.11.2015 / Blog Posts Community Health and Wellness Redskins
Are you ready to take on a 5K? Join us at FedExField in Landover, MD on Saturday May 2, 2015 for the third-annual Redskins-themed 5K! Runners will finish the race on the 50 yard line and have the opportunity to see themselves on the giant HD boards! They will also receive Redskins swag and will be automatically entered to win other great Redskins prizes. This fun-filled event is great for the entire family.
Post-race, enjoy the Redskins' annual Draft Day Party including locker room tours, family activities, player and alumni appearances, and much more!
Team Name: Official Women of Washington ... Read More
03.10.2015 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle Redskins
You may have seen this van on the Redskins.com blog, however we decided to dig further to find out the real story behind it. This van is hand-painted with Redskins team members' names but the real significance of the story is who the original owner was, and who the new owner is!
Everyone from “Slingin’ Sammy Baugh” to Dexter Manley to Sean Taylor to Alfred Morris line the siding. Others, many with the team for shorter periods of time, are pushed near the top in the smaller font. Maybe it’s not the cleanest looking design, but it deserves ... Read More
03.09.2015 / Blog Posts Community
Seen on espnW.com by Sarah Spain
Former Australian Rules Football player Chyloe Kurdas doesn't consider herself a rebel. She just wants to change the world.
Kurdas was drawn to ARF -- a physical, contact sport that's a bit like rugby and football -- at a young age, playing with the boys at recess and honing her kicking skills after school with a boy in her neighborhood. When she was growing up, it was almost unheard of for girls to want to play ARF, though.
"I'm really connected to addressing inequalities wherever they might be -- gender, race, sexuality," says ... Read More
03.07.2015 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle
Every March, the country celebrates Women’s History Month and promotes the awareness of the accomplishments of women throughout American history. All month long we will bring you the facts and history on our beloved kind. We will honor those who paved the way for us and encourage those who are paving the way for the next generation. Washington, DC is the home to the important sites that are dedicated to preserving and honoring the contributions of women.
Check out some of these historical sites and activities:
03.03.2015 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle
Powder Puff Football between Woodgrove and Loudoun Valley Raises $1,191
Purcellville, VA – When most people think of high school powder puff football games, they think of high school girls wearing war paint on their faces, sporting their school colors, and participating in fun rally chants on the sidelines – all in good friendly, comradery leading up to Homecoming celebrations. However, on November 5, 2014, the young ladies from Woodgrove High School and Loudoun Valley High School changed the game. They wanted this opportunity to count by helping a nonprofit that addresses an issue that hits home for many people – mental ... Read More
02.26.2015 / Blog Posts Community
You may have noticed your co-workers already bringing boxes of Girl Scout cookies into the office to share. You may have even noticed local Girl Scout troops outside of your common stores such as Walmart. The reason for the rush is because National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend has arrived and the Girl Scout Cookies are in high demand.
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is a national holiday for Girl Scout Cookie fans, and kicks off this Friday, February 27, and runs through March 1, 2015. Girls across the country will sell cookies at booths, door to door, and through Digital ... Read More
02.25.2015 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
On Tuesday evening, The Women of Washington and Redskins Salute joined forces for the first time to host Care Package Assembly Night at Redskins Park.
With the help of Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization whose mission is to lift spirits and meet evolving needs of Active Duty and Veteran communities, volunteers assembled 2,000 packages that will be shipped to U.S. military stationed overseas.
Over 250 Salute and WOW members arrived at the team’s Indoor Training Facility with their personal donations ready to be added to the care packages. Each member received a raffle ticket that signified which ... Read More
02.17.2015 / Blog Posts Community
We are calling on the Women of Washington to clean out their closets for a great cause!
USO-Metro is a nonprofit organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to "serving those who serve, and their families" in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of thousands of devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals, six USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and a Mobile ... Read More
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
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