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
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
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