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
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
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
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!
Pom-Pom Chicks Craft:
This project will stimulate your child’s imagination while they work at improving their creative skills and their motor skills.
The Tradition Of Easter Grass:
Some people follow the tradition of grass growing ... Read More
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
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
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
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 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
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