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
03.06.2014 / Blog Posts Community Redskins
USO photo by Dave Gatley
WOW had the chance to sit down with Redskins WR #88 Pierre Garçon before he left for the USO Military Tour in Afghanistan. Read what he had to say below and check out some of the photos that we just received from his trip!
What’s your favorite off-season activity?
Going home and having free time.
Do you have a pre-game ritual or any superstitions?
I eat grilled chicken and broccoli pre-game.
What is your motto in life?
Hard work pays off.
What’s your favorite movie?
If you could do any ... Read More
03.05.2014 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle Redskins
We've seen him dunk in the end zone, but does he have what it takes to dunk and score on the court?
Come find out at the Battle of the Beltway Charity All-Star Basketball Game featuring Ryan Kerrigan of our beloved Washington Redskins and Torrey Smith of the Baltimore Ravens! Smith and Kerrigan are taking the battle off the field and onto the courts in a friendly yet competitive game where all proceeds will go to benefit both Smith and Kerrigan's foundations.
The infamous "Battle of the Beltway" will take place on March 29th when Smith and his ... Read More
02.02.2014 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle
Looking for more ways to get involved with the Washington Redskins?
Encourage reading in your community and nominate a student you know in the Redskins Read Book Challenge powered by NRG.
From now until March 15, students who have read 10 or more books are able to have their parent, guardian or teacher nominate them to receive Redskins prizes and become the Reading Challenge Champion!
The grand prize for the school with the highest participation in the challenge will receive a visit from a current Washington Redskins player and the opportunity to host a Redskins Read event at their school ... Read More
11.20.2013 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle
Harris Teeter, the Official Grocery Store of the Washington Redskins, is giving members of the community a way to support local food banks this Holiday Season.
Learn more from Harris Teeter's Dr. Russell Greenfield on the 2013 Harvest Feast program:
11.19.2013 / Blog Posts Community Events
The ladies of the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation
Ladies Night Out fell on Veteran's Day this year and it wouldn't have been complete without commemorating our armed forces.
To thank our troops overseas, WOW members came out in full force on Nov. 11 with hundreds of non-perishable food donations and care package items to send to soldiers currently deployed. Before we knew it, women were bringing in bins upon bins and event backing their cars up to the Redskins Indoor Training Facility to unload all their supplies.
WOW wouldn't have been able to support such a ... Read More
10.28.2013 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Community
Our next special WOW survivor spotlight features Carrie Rollins, 31, an analyst for the Department of Defense and mother of two whose favorite Redskins player is Santana Moss. Rollins, an avid runner, had no family history of breast cancer when she discovered an abnormality in her breast earlier this year and was diagnosed with category 4 DCIS in May.
After a double bilateral mastectomy in June, Rollins did not need chemo or radiation due to the type of cancer and her young age. A Redskins fan since conception (her parents were season ticket holders), Rollins joined WOW this season and ... Read More
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