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PHOTOS: Special Olympics & Dreams for Kids Kick Off Event
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation hosted athletes from Special Olympics of Virginia and Dreams for Kids DC. This event kicked-off the season for Special Olympics VA football, and invited athletes to Redskins Park to participate in football related drills and activities to introduce them to the sport.
PHOTOS | 2021 Fan of the Year Presented By Captain Morgan
Erikka Resendiz was named the Washington Football Team's 2021 Fan of the Year Presented by Captain Morgan (Photos by Karlee Sell, Joseph Noyes, and Julian Mitchell/Washington Football Team).
PHOTOS: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington 306 Program Kickoff
The Washington Football Charitable Foundation partnered with EverFi and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington to bring an African American History program (known as Everfi306) to students in the DC metro area. The Program Kickoff featured a surprise visit from Washington Football Team alumni Tim Hightower and Joshua Morgan. To close out the evening, the two special guests participated in a Q&A session with Club kids. Opening up about societal messages they received growing up, Hightower and Morgan provided insight into how a program like Everfi306 helps to change a limiting narrative and expand the dreams of those in young Black communities.
Washington Contributes $75k to the City of Richmond's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities
The city will use the funding to support its renovation project of Hotchkiss Field Community Center which provides a variety of programs for children and young adults in the area. The Washington Football Charitable Foundation surprised young athletes with brand new sporting equipment and more.
2021 Gatorade Junior Training Camp
The Washington Football Charitable Foundation and Gatorade teamed up to host the Gatorade Junior Training Camp at Bon Secours Washington Football Team Training Center in Richmond, VA. 100+ young athletes participated in a morning of football fundamentals and skill development with Washington Football Alumni leading each activity station.
PHOTOS: Harvest Feast Presented by Ryan Homes
The 18th Annual Harvest Feast presented by Ryan Homes serves as our pre-Thanksgiving food distribution event for Prince George's County residents in need. This event is made possible through the generosity of our partners and sponsors, specifically, Ryan Homes, Safeway, Bank of America, Capital Area Food Bank, PepsiCo, Prince George's County Department Social Services and the Washington Football Charitable Foundation. On Monday November 16, volunteers assisted in assembling 7,500 bags of dry goods, perishables and beverages that were distributed to 2,500 families the following day, Tuesday, November 17 through a drive-thru, safe and contactless format. (Photos courtesy of Elijah Walter Griffin Sr./Washington Football Team, Joe Noyes and Jose Argueta)
PHOTOS: WFCF Back To School Drive-Thru Distribution Day
The Washington Football Charitable Foundation hosted its first-ever Back to School Drive-Thru event in partnership with Heart of America on Friday, August 21. The drive-thru event provided goods and services for children with identified need in the D.C. Metro Area to prepare them and their families for the upcoming school year. This event served 1,000+ children between the ages of 6 -11 (1st grade through 5th grade). The distribution day event was made possible by the generosity of our partners Heart of America, Safeway, Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, United Way of the National Capital Area, TeamSmile and the Cut.
PHOTOS: WFCF Back To School Drive-Thru Packing Day
On Thursday, August 20th the Charitable Foundation and volunteers from our partnering organizations, created educational supply kits for children to prepare for this upcoming school year. The educational supply kits were packed with school supplies, PPE, dental hygiene items, a haircut voucher, a voucher for two (2) free prescription eyeglasses and an individualized snack package. The packaging event was made possible by the generosity of our partners, Heart of America, Safeway, Prevention of Blindness of Metropolitan of Washington, United Way of the National Capital Area, TeamSmile and the Cut.
PHOTOS: 2020 Inova Hero Bowl
Inova and the Redskins teamed up to bring local emergency medical professionals to the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park to compete for the fourth Annual Hero Bowl Flag Football Title.
PHOTOS: Redskins Read Across America Day
Five Redskins Read schools were invited to Redskins Park to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday.The schools rotated through five different stations – each station was themed around a different Dr. Seuss story. The stations included a variety of activities, including relays, obstacle courses and crafts.
PHOTOS: Qatar Day Of Sport 2020
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation partnered with the Embassy of Qatar and D.C. United to hold the Qatar National Day of Sport event at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Over 500 elementary school students from DC Public Schools participated in the event which featured physical activity stations and a tour of the National Children's Museum.
PHOTOS: Redskins Host 2020 Winter ASPIRE Summit
The ASPIRE initiative, created for 7th grade girls, focused on inspiring, educating and building confidence in young women from Loudoun County and Fairfax County Public Schools. All participating students were selected by school counselors and career specialists based on need and readiness.
The winter summit allowed students to hear from a panel of influential women in the sports industry coming from a variety of career paths and backgrounds. The students will then go more in-depth on topics in specialized breakouts around social entrepreneurship and creating a healthier version of themselves. Students will enjoyed lunch in the team dining facility before dividing into two breakout sessions to continue the summit.
PHOTOS: Redskins Host 2019 Skins Santa Shoppe
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation hosted 200 elementary students, who also received Papa John's pizza lunch served by the players and cheerleaders. After lunch, students were divided into small groups where they rotated through four fun, holiday activity stations.