From October 5th through November 2nd, the Washington Football Team ventured to15 military installations throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., connecting with 1,500 service members to thank them for their service throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The effort was sponsored by GEICO Military and supported by Buffalo Wild Wings, USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, and USO Hampton Roads and Central Virginia.
In an effort to show their appreciation, the team handed out over 1,500 appreciation packs that featured gift cards and coupons to Buffalo Wild Wings, virus-prevention branded face masks, and other essentials to lift spirits, boost morale, and spread the new team brand across installations in the region.
The effort extended to Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Fort Lee, United States Coast Guard Headquarters, Fort Myer, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Fort Belvoir, Henderson Hall, Navy Yard, Marine Barracks Washington, Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Eustis, Langley Air Force Base, and Norfolk Naval Base.
Washington Football personalities hosted virtual interviews and the First Ladies of Football hosted virtual challenges at each installation connecting and engaging with each military member and dependent that stopped at the booth. The team considered the opportunity a privilege and thanked each installation for the opportunity to stop on base. Additionally, the team wanted to thank the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore and USO Hampton Roads and Central Virginia in their partnership allowing points of connection.