11.08.2014 / Blog Posts Events Fashion Redskins
By Julie Donaldson
We measure a player by what he does on the field come game day, but his worth is really what he does off it. While the Redskins may not be off to the best of starts, in my book there are a few players that are winning regardless.
Thursday night at the Italian Embassy, the 6th Annual Becky's Fund "Walk This Way" event was held. An event that I had the honor of emceeing for a forth straight year and one that featured professional athletes, including some Redskins players, turned runway models!
Pierre Garcon, Andre Roberts ... Read More
WOW sat down with Krissy Green, Founder of the local Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation, to talk about more about their mission to create and send meaningful carepackages to soldiers overseas.
What was your inspiration in starting the DJGMF?
We didn't want to be the grieving family with no outlet for our loss. Creating a foundation in Doug's honor has helped us ensure his legacy lives on. We knew that there's nothing he'd rather us be doing than supporting his brothers and sisters that were by his side while deployed.
Was there anything that surprised you ... Read More
11.06.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. –John F. Kennedy
Besides serving as a night out, one of the main goals of our Ladies Night Out events is to provide a forum for women in the community to get together and support a worthy cause. Last month we brought awareness to Breast Cancer, this month we will be underscoring our commitment to our service men and women with help from the Douglas J. Green Memorial Foundation.
Founded in the wake of Douglas’s passing ... Read More
11.03.2014 / Blog Posts Community Events
With Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, holiday shopping season is upon us!]
So, why not have your purchases benefit a good cause in the process?
On November 13 from 6-9 p.m., INOVA will be hosting their Shop for a Cause event benefitting the Life with Cancer Program.
The program, which seeks to enhance the quality of life for patients and families dealing with the realities of a cancer diagnosis and treatments, is open to all and provides services varying from free education and information to support classes.
The event will take place at the Bloomingdale's at Tysons Corner ... Read More
On October 30, 2014, Kirk Cousins, Pierre Garçon and Gary Clark will be trading in their cleats for dress shoes and hitting the runway at this year’s Walk This Way fashion show for charity. The goal of the event is to bring greater attention to the issue of intimate partner violence.
Hosted by Becky’s Fund annually, all proceeds will be directed towards expanding their “Men of Code” program into five more schools. Men of Code seeks to directly engage young men within established male settings, such as on the athletic field, where unhealthy masculinity behaviors can rise ... Read More
10.25.2014 / Blog Posts Breast Cancer Awareness Events
Throughout the month of October, the entire NFL community has banded together in order to provide for greater breast cancer awareness, a mission that was largely spearheaded by the wife of Redskins owner, Tanya Snyder. On October 25,, 2014, these NFL-wide efforts culminate for the league’s first ever nation-wide breast cancer event, “A Crucial Catch Day”.
“A Crucial Catch Day” is a program facilitated through the partnership between the NFL and the American Cancer Society. On this day, in all NFL markets, community health systems will be providing breast cancer education and free or low-cost screenings. For local Redskins ... 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
09.20.2014 / Blog Posts Events
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is in its second year of our 50/50 Raffle program at FedEx Field! This fun, interactive experience allows fans to buy raffle tickets to win 50% of that nights jackpot. At the home opener on September 19th the winner of the 50/50 Raffle walked away with over $11,000 in cash!
The other 50% of the pot (another $11,000) goes towards the Charitable Foundation and to help fund great programs to help young people in the community. Last year the 50/50 Raffle helped fund programs such as, a Playground Build, Make-A-Wish ... Read More
09.17.2014 / Blog Posts Events Health and Wellness
By Julie Donaldson, CSN Anchor
I am sure you ALL watched the Redskins win against the Jaguars. If you are like me, as much as you want to celebrate the victory, you can’t help but look at the cost.
I couldn't help but think that the injuries sustained by both RGIII and Desean Jackson line up perfectly with our Moms Football Safety Clinic we hosted last Friday. While the odds of making it to the NFL are slim (only 0.2% of High School players will ever see the NFL!) injuries are still a huge concern no matter ... Read More
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