PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. – The inaugural Back to School Fair presented by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Catholic Charities will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22 at FedExField in Landover, Md.
Media availability will be open at the following times during the fair:
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – AM Shift
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – PM Shift
The Back to School Fair is designed to provide low income children with a central place to be completely prepared for the upcoming school year. Participants will be able to receive services including dental exams, school physicals, eye exams, haircuts and brand new school supplies and backpacks as well as other essential items from a variety of partner companies and organizations. Each family will also receive two tickets to the Redskins vs. Jaguars game courtesy of the Washington Redskins.
"Imagine how great it will be for the kids attending this fair to walk where some of their favorite athletes play. This is the kind of event that can have an immeasurable impact in our community," said Msgr. John Enzler, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. "Too many kids fall behind when they aren't prepared for school when their parents aren't able to provide some of the very basics. I am very honored to see Catholic Charities and the Redskins Charitable Foundation partner on this inaugural Back to School Fair, it is going to be an amazing event."
Redskins alumni will be present to assist youth as they shop for new a new backpack and greet families as they arrive to FedExField. Additional entertainment for families will include characters from the Warner Brothers, a DJ and a raffle.
Participating vendors in this year's Back to School Fair will include:
- The Kellar Family Foundation
- Children's National Health System
- Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
- Hair Cuttery
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
- University of Maryland School of Public Health
- Under Armour
- And more!
For more information on the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation's programs and events or to donate, visit www.redskins.com/community or follow the Foundation on twitter at @RedskinsCR.
Any questions regarding this event should be directed to Alexia Grevious of Redskins Public Relations at email@example.com or 703-726-7077. Media interested in attending the event should also contact Grevious.