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
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
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
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
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
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