(Video courtesy of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce)
Mrs. Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder and NFL Breast Cancer Awareness Spokesperson, was the keynote speaker at the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business/Leadership Luncheon today at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va.
Mrs. Snyder, who was interviewed by Larry Michael, the Voice of the Redskins, discussed her leadership efforts in creating the national platform for the NFL and Zeta Tau Alpha’s (ZTA) THINK-PINK!® breast cancer awareness campaign, in addition to her role as the NFL’s spokesperson for the league’s “A Crucial Catch” breast cancer awareness initiative
Mrs. Snyder, who was instrumental in the foundation and inception of the Redskins’ Women of Washington, the team’s official women’s fan club, also talked about the organization and its initiatives, as well as her involvement with the NFL in creating the league’s women’s apparel line.
Founded in 1968, the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce has grown to become the largest chamber of commerce in Northern Virginia. With more than 1,200 members, the Loudoun County Chamber has a premier network of businesses and community leaders from some of the nation’s most economically vibrant and fastest-growing counties.
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Writing someone a letter may seem outdated in today’s ever-growing world of technology, but there’s something special about the effort that it takes.
Take Sullivan Carr for example, a fifth grade student at Frances Hazel Reid Elementary in Leesburg, Va. ”Sully” needed to write a report for class, based on the personal and professional life of someone he didn’t know.
Why not ask the owner of his favorite sports team?
One simple letter later, and Sully was interviewing Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder on the set of “Redskins Nation.”
Before Mr. Snyder appeared, “Redskins Nation” host, Larry Michael, asked Sully what he thought of the recent quarterback switch to John Beck. Sully responded, “I think it’s a good idea, it is not horrible. I think he can do great in his first game.”
Not horrible, and he’ll do great on Sunday. I like it.
[Editor's Note: Much respect to Sully for sporting a No. 72 Dexter Manley jersey, given that he wasn't alive during Manley's playing career. This young man knows his Burgundy and Gold football.]
The real fun began when Mr. Snyder appeared on the set to be interviewed. This was no LeBron James-Jim Gray softball interview; there were some creative, and challenging questions.
One Redskins-related question was Mr. Snyder’s favorite football player. He noted that he didn’t really have “favorites,” loving all of the Redskins alumni. He did note, however, that he was close friends with Sonny Jurgensen, so Sonny was a step above the rest.
He also noted that he had a deep respect for cornerback Pat Fischer. ”I love Pat Fischer because he was my size and packed a wallop,” Snyder said. ”He was a great, great player.”
In his personal life, Mr. Snyder confessed to being “terrible” at video games, that he wouldn’t mind being featured on “Undercover Boss,” and he’d like to meet President Obama and “Late Show” host David Letterman.
When the interview concluded, Mr. Snyder presented Sully with a Redskins football signed by Snyder, Beck, general manager Bruce Allen, and head coach Mike Shanahan.
That should be enough to get him an ‘A’ on that report.
Check out the interview, in its entirety, below: Read more »
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It’s been a frustrating Technical Difficulties Wednesday. I’m hoping things are back to normal-ish now. We’ll see.
One thing that’s gotten a little lost in the coverage of yesterday’s charitable event — including my own — is that it wasn’t actually about the owner talking to the media. It was about the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation unveiling their partnership with Price George’s County Public Schools, which covers not only the maintenance of the fields, but also the continuation of many other charitable programs: Coaches in the Classroom, Redskins Read, 4th & Life, Harvest Feast and more.
It was a big deal for the Charitable Foundation — and that, in fact, was the focus of owner Daniel Snyder’s FIRST (and somewhat less-reported) comments yesterday.
Actually, his first comments are drowned out by the crowd and the wind, and his second comments are about giving the players a round of applause for being there on their day off. But after that he continued with the charitable stuff. Even there, though, you can spot hints of his frustration with the Redskins leaking through.
“The twelve fields that we’re doing are very, very important to us, because it’s giving back to the community. That’s what it’s all about. We recognize the importance of Prince George’s County, where our stadium, FedExField is — and we hope to do a little better next game there,” he said.
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Here’s the shaky Flip video I was able to get of the truncated media session Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder conducted today at Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Md. As I noted in the previous post, the session was cut short after just a few questions by the Surrattsville Hornets marching band — it’s homecoming week, after all! — and the Flip camera audio is just abused by the wind.
UPDATE: I’m leaving this post up because I don’t want to delete people’s comments, but there is now a higher-quality video (courtesy of the Redskins Broadcast Network) with the transcript here.
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The Redskins Charitable Foundation partnered with Prince George’s County Public Schools to announce a formal business partnership today, the gist of which is that the team will be helping to improve and maintain the fields at twelve P.G. county public schools, which adds to the thirteen already renovated and maintained in the Greater D.C. Metro area. It’s a program that the Redskins are immensely proud of, one that costs almost a million dollars a year, and I’ll have some more about that tomorrow. Today, the field at Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Md., was unveiled, and promptly put to good use for a soccer game.
The unveiling was attended by several Redskins players — including Clinton Portis, who drew the loudest cheers — but perhaps the most surprising element was that team owner Daniel M. Snyder spoke briefly to the media afterward, and apologized to the fans for the team’s lackluster start to the season.
“I feel bad for the fans,” he said. “I feel sorry for the fans. And we’re very, very appreciative of our great, loyal fan base. And I’m understanding; I mean, we just feel terrible. We’re disappointed and we’re embarrassed. And we hope to get it going soon. We’re disappointed.”
The media session was cut short by the school’s marching band, so only Lindsay Czarniak was able to get any questions in,
and the audio of the session is occasionally muffled by high winds, but as much of a transcript as Redskins.com’s Gary Fitzgerald and I could put together is after the jump; video to follow shortly. Courtesy of the Redskins Broadcast Network, the high-quality video is now posted above.
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