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Dan Snyder Helps THINK PINK! Reach Milestone

Posted by Redskins.com on October 20, 2013 – 5:08 pm

On Sunday, Dan Snyder and the Washington Redskins hosted their annual Breast Cancer Awareness game at FedExField against the Chicago Bears.

The Redskins were one of the last teams in the National Football League to host a home game in the month of October, but were the first to bring awareness to the cause back in 1999.

Tanya Snyder, wife of owner Daniel M. Snyder, used Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October of 1999 to oscillate knowledge to the Redskins fan base in hopes that it would spread across the league.

Now, 15 years later, the NFL is a leader in bringing awareness to a cancer that affects one on every eight women. In 2013, awareness is as prominent as ever.

Throughout the month, Redskins players are wearing pink colored accessories to include gloves, cleats, compression sleeves and decals.

The focus goes well beyond the gridiron, though.

Mrs. Snyder, a breast cancer survivor herself, made a concerted effort to use the attention the NFL receives to help both those who are battling breast cancer and alert others to get checked on a regular basis.

“In 1999 Dan Snyder bought the Washington Redskins [and that] was the beginning,” Mrs. Snyder said. “We became involved with the Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority. The Northern Chapter came and made a proposal to hand out pink ribbons, hence THINK-PINK!  began within the league.”

On Sunday, members of local ZTA chapters and CareFirst passed out over 51,000 pamphlets with THINK-PINK ribbons and breast health tips such as scheduling mammograms.

In 1999, the Redskins passed out 8,000 ribbons. On Sunday, they passed out their 5 millionth in front of a sellout crowd that wore the ribbons proudly over their Redskins gear.

“You take it one ribbon at a time, one ribbon at a time, one game at a time year after year and we’ve gotten there,” Mrs. Snyder said.

Before the game started on a sunny afternoon in Landover, Mrs. Snyder was joined by her husband, Dan Snyder; Sherry Tilley, Vice President of Philanthropy for the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation, and ZTA members in passing out ribbons to fans both entering the stadium and already inside watching warmups.

Standing out amongst the burgundy and gold scattered throughout, Tilley pointed to the amount of pink as symbolic of the growing support.


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Fans Rally Around Redskins In Dallas!

Posted by Brian Tinsman on October 13, 2013 – 12:58 am

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Outside of the greater DMV area, one of the strongest hotbeds of Washington Redskins support has always come from deep in the heart of Texas.

That may come as a surprise to fans outside of the Lonestar State–what with the Dallas Cowboys and all–but the Burgundy and Gold Fan Club of Dallas, Texas has a great following and throws some of the best Redskins rallies worth looking forward to every year.

This year’s event was scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., but the Redskins setup team (including your’s truly) was greeted at the door by dozens of fans when they arrived at quarter to 5. By 5:15 there was a steady stream of fans through the free T-shirt line, and by 5:30 it was downright crowded in the bar area.

By the time the Redskins celebrities arrived at 6 p.m., the fans had already maxed out capacity of the restaurant and the 400 free “Live It” T-shirts at the door were long-gone. Gazing outside, there was a line of Redskins fans waiting patiently on the sidewalk to get into the bar.

That’s when the real fun began, as Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, accompanied by his wife Tanya Snyder, came to the party, joined by general manager Bruce Allen, former players Chris Cooley and Rick ‘Doc’ Walker, and voice of the Redskins, Larry Michael.

A good time was had by all, and here’s a social recap of the night’s festivities:

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Dan Snyder On Washington D.C.’s Olympic Bid

Posted by Redskins.com on August 27, 2013 – 5:00 pm

With this morning’s announcement that Washington, D.C. is putting in a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder made this statement of support: Read more »


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Dan Snyder to Accompany RGIII for MRI in Florida

Posted by Redskins.com on January 7, 2013 – 5:00 pm

Dan Snyder will accompany his rookie quarterback to visit Dr. James Andrews in Florida on Tuesday. Read more »


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Dan Snyder Joined by Former Redskin Joe Gibbs at Sunday’s Game

Posted by Redskins.com on December 30, 2012 – 5:00 pm

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Today was the biggest Redskins-Cowboys game since Dan Snyder bought the team. What better way to watch it than with Joe Gibbs? The two were sitting side-by-side in Snyder’s box, accompanied by Joe Theismann and Chris Wallace. Read more »


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Dan Snyder Statement On Death Of Steve Sabol

Posted by Redskins.com on September 18, 2012 – 5:00 pm

Redskins owner Dan Snyder offered the following statement on the death of NFL Films co-founder Steve Sabol, who passed away earlier this afternoon. Read more »


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Santana Moss Praises Dan Snyder

Posted by Redskins.com on September 11, 2012 – 5:00 pm

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Santana Moss was recently on the Jim Rome Show and took some time to share words on playing for Dan Snyder. Read more »


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Dan Snyder Shares Thoughts on Fan Experience

Posted by Redskins.com on August 6, 2012 – 5:00 pm

Dan Snyder met with reporters over the weekend to discuss his optimism about the RGIII acquisition and his football team overall. Read more »


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Dan Snyder: ‘We Feel Good About The Future’

Posted by Redskins.com on August 4, 2012 – 5:00 pm

Dan Snyder spoke to the Redskins media for the first time in more than a year after Fan Appreciation Day at Redskins Park. Griffin was a primary topic during the meeting. Read more »


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Dan Snyder Backs Child Safety with NCMEC

Posted by Redskins.com on May 24, 2012 – 5:00 pm

In a recent telephone interview with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Dan Snyder explained his personal tie to child safety and health. One of his children was born prematurely, and with any premature birth, heightened medical care and attention was required. That period of anxiety for he and his wife Tanya made them decide to focus on charitable activities on issues involving all children. In the interview he said, “[Children] are the gifts we make to the future.” Read more »


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