When Justin Friedlander, a thirteen year-old Redskins fan from Maryland, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, he decided to do something to raise money for brain tumor research. The “something” he chose was shooting baskets. Quite a lot of them, in fact: 63,000, one for every person diagnosed with a primary brain tumor every year in the United States.
Since 63,000 baskets is a lot even for the most determined person, Justin made a request. “I plan on asking friends, family, athletes, rock stars, politicians and even the president to shoot a basket with me.” he said, according to his website. “If you can shoot a basket, come shoot with me.”
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When it was announced last month that MainGate, Inc., was taking over the Redskins retail operations, one of the first items on the agenda was “a complete remodeling of the team’s flagship Hall of Fame Store at FedExField, which will be reopened by June 1 with the team’s 2010 season merchandise and new merchandise displays.”
Well, that process is well underway, and the company is on track to hit their target date (and maybe even a little bit earlier). I was at the stadium today for other reasons, and took a few minutes to look around the revamped store as the staff worked furiously to get the product onto the shelves.
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