07.25.2015 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle
It’s no secret that when the Washington Redskins Training Camp comes to town, it’s the greatest time to be in Richmond, VA! But after the very last player marches off of the field, where else can you go?
Check out some of Richmond’s greatest hidden treasures!:
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Perched upon nine acres of land, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was established in 1895. Today it houses a variety of different nature, flowers and insects. There are numerous free and entry fee events ranging from butterfly exhibits to water play weekends!
07.10.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle Redskins
The Women of Washington are teaming up with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders (WRC) to bring you "Wedding Wisdom."
Follow the First Ladies of Football along their engangement journeys!
Meet WRC 3-Year Vet, Latasha!
How We Met:
One of my friends from church, who happened to also be his co-worker, introduced us. We meet in person on January 14, 2011 at one of his co-worker's parties. The party was dark and loud, so we decided to meet the following day for breakfast in Washington D.C. We quickly realized that we enjoyed talking to each other, especially on "G-chat" while ... Read More
07.09.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion Local Lifestyle
Redskins superfan, Ben Wimberly, made the ultimate tailgating item…his very own Redskins themed cornhole boards.
Cornhole has become one of the fastest growing trends surrounding fans of all sports. It can be played by both adults and kids. And what’s the best part about it? You can make your very own set!
There’s no better time than now to gear up for the season as Training Camp is opens in three weeks and our home opener against the Dolphins is right around the corner!
07.07.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
It’s been four years since the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) suffered a devastating loss to Japan in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Championship. It was a hard fought game and if it wasn't for women's soccer legend and 4x USWNT player, Abby Wambach, the game would've never existed. Wambach was able to notch a header in the goal during overtime in the 2011 World Cup Semifinal against Brazil. To this day it still remains one of the greatest moments in Women's World Cup history.
Then came the Championship game against Japan ... Read More
06.30.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
What has become the most exciting way to network and even seal a big business deal? Golf. Believe it or not, this sport is quickly on the rise. From millionaires to middle-class, it’s always been a way for men to connect and grow.
So how do women get in on the fun?
VanAdams Sports Group saw this issue and used it as motivation for starting Gathering on the Greens. Gathering on the Greens is a series of golf workshops designed to increase women's skills on the course and strengthen their confidence to “get in the game.”
All sessions ... Read More
06.09.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
In the past decade, social media has become a tool to engage millions of people with the click of a button. As if your voice wasn’t powerful enough before, these platforms can now send that message around the world!
#WOWpower now allows you to share your passion for the Redskins and WOW. By signing up, it will publish messages from the Women of Washington directly about the WOW Redskins lifestyle: fashion, fitness, food and most importantly FOOTBALL! And by signing up now through June 12, you are automatically entered for the chance to win Redskins tickets and an autographed ... Read More
06.02.2015 / Blog Posts Community Health and Wellness Local Lifestyle Redskins
DOWN, SET, HUT!
Several Redskins players helped to run a football clinic for the Dreams for Kids DC (DFKDC) foundation. Together they practiced everything from a simple catch to running routes and even punting and kicking! Will Compton, Shawn Lauvao, Kai Forbath, Alfred Morris, Nick Sundberg and Tress Way were all in on the festivities.
“We’re all happy to come out and help. You get a lot out of it when you give back,” commented LB Will Compton to WUSA9.
Even Morris shared a few of his secrets.
DFKDC is an organization dedicated to providing life-changing experiences to kids ... Read More
04.28.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
Who says all techies have to be guys? Definitely not Elevation DC, who posted this article recently introducing some of the District's top female tech experts.
"Be willing to serve and get things done."—Shana Glenzer
Shana Glenzer, 34, is a D.C. tech scene maven. During the day, she serves as Social Radar's VP of social marketing. After business hours—which are not always 9–5, since Social Radar is technically a startup—Glenzer divides her free time among networking groups like DC Tech Meetup and the newer DCFem Tech group. She is also an advisor for ... Read More
04.25.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
According to the Associated Press, Mary Doyle Keefe, the inspiration behind Norman Rockwell’s iconic WWII-era painting, “Rosie The Riveter,” died April 21, 2015 in Simsbury, Connecticut at the age of 92.
In 1943, Keefe was 19 years old when she posed for Rockwell and what came to symbolize one of the biggest World War II efforts in history. The petite telephone operator aided in an inspiring work of art that empowered women and spoke volumes to society. The "Rosie the Riveter" painting, features a muscular giant snacking on a sandwich, with a rivet gun on her lap and one ... Read More
04.18.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
By: Julie Donaldson
Anchor, Comcast SportsNet Central
While I can not speak for all the ladies in the industry, I feel comfortable saying we feel grateful for the jobs we have, it is not as glamourous as you may think, and we work hard to earn the respect we deserve.
I recently had the opportunity to lead a panel with the Women of the Washington Redskins for a WISE and WOW! event at FedExField. About 200 women showed up to learn how these amazing women achieved success in a male dominated business.
I could have talked with them for hours ... Read More
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