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Redskins Launch ‘Women Of Washington’

Posted by Brian Tinsman on September 8, 2011 – 1:49 pm

Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, held a press conference at the stadium today to launch the team’s official women’s club, called Women of Washington Redskins.

Women of Washington Redskins caters specifically to the female members of Redskins Nation.  The club will give members access to behind the scenes Redskins content, year-round events, special retail offers and more.  Members can sign up at the interactive Web site: www.WOWRedskins.com, which will debut later this week.

“I am so proud of WOW and the overall initiative to connect with our female fans. It provides female fans a space to connect with the team, each other and, essentially, their own Redskins community,” Mrs. Snyder said. “I look forward to being an active participant with WOW throughout the coming season.”

WOW will host events throughout the year ranging from football and fitness gatherings to intimate networking luncheons. The club will also work with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation on numerous charitable events throughout the year but will focus largely on breast cancer awareness initiatives.

“The club presents a unique opportunity for the Redskins team wives to further enhance their role in the community alongside our players and coaches,” Snyder said.  “As one of our most passionate and loyal fan bases, I am so proud that we are able to recognize all of our female Redskins fans everywhere,” said Snyder.

For more information on WOW, or to join the club, visit www.WOWRedskins.com or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WOWRedskins and Twitter at @WOWRedskins.

To watch the message from Tanya Snyder out the debut video, check below: Read more »

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All-Star Survivors Luncheon Has Really Grown Since Last Year

Posted by Matt Terl on September 29, 2009 – 4:01 pm

Last year, Chris Cooley organized a little event at Redskins Park on one of his Tuesdays off that turned into one of the best charitable events I attended all year, treating a group of breast cancer survivors to lunch, a tour of Redskins Park, and makeup kits, wigs, headscarves, jeans, and gift bags.

This year, that little event got just a bit bigger. Instead of being just Cooley, the thirty women this year were hosted by Cooley and his wife Christy, Derrick Dockery and his wife Emma, Daniel Snyder’s wife Tanya, and the wives of many other players and coaches. Read more »

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Saturday, September 26: More About Tanya Snyder And The Think Pink! Game

Posted by Matt Terl on September 26, 2009 – 11:12 am

When I wrote yesterday about the upcoming breast cancer awareness campaign at the October 4 game against Tampa Bay, I focused mostly on the gear — the pink gloves and hats and towels and all that. The New York Times took a different route, profiling Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder and one of the lead spokespeople for the NFL’s breast cancer awareness initiative.

And, honestly, the article is much more interesting than my pictures of gloves and patches were. The Snyders as a family are deeply personal people, and the story is interesting as a peek into their private life; it’s also effective — for obvious reasons — as a lesson about the importance of early detection.

But each October, Tanya has stood outside FedEx Field handing out pink ribbons as fans arrived for a Redskins game, part of Think Pink!, the campaign she and the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority started in 1999 to raise breast cancer awareness. At the time, the Redskins were the only N.F.L. team to participate. At least 20 teams now take part, and one of the Snyders’ two daughters nudges pink ribbons onto reluctant men by telling them, “Real men wear pink.”

Tanya has taped a public-service announcement about breast cancer And she is not a neophyte; as a fashion executive, she hit it off with Dan by talking business on their first date. But she still measures her words carefully when talking about breast cancer. She wants to be a good example to her children – two daughters, 14 and 11, and a son, 7 – and to show them that she is going to be all right. Soon after her diagnosis, her son went to school and told his friends that his mother was going to die.

Don’t get me wrong: the pink gear is still pretty cool-looking, but it’s good to also remember that this stuff is genuinely important, and that these initiatives actually provide direct assistance to people who need it. It’s an article that’s worth reading. Read more »

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