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VIDEO: Mrs. Snyder Speaks At Luncheon

Posted by Andrew Walker on October 26, 2012 – 2:06 pm

(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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WOW Members: Join The Pre-Game Party

Posted by Andrew Walker on October 5, 2012 – 10:58 pm

Women of Washington Redskins members: do you want to take part in a members-only party before Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons?

You can have that opportunity — which includes the chance to mingle with Redskins players’ wives, girlfriends and moms and other WOW members, as well as exclusive Redskins raffle prizes and giveaways — by taking part in the WOW Pre-Game Party from 11 a.m. to noon on the Audi Club Patio at FedExField.

Joining the party is easy.

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Exclusive Look At Redskins’ Pink Gear

Posted by Andrew Walker on October 5, 2012 – 8:34 am

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Other than raising awareness and money for breast cancer research and initiatives, one of the coolest things about October in the NFL is that the league is somewhat lax on its strict uniform rules.

The players are really allowed take the “think pink” idea and run with it if they so choose, which, for the most popular sport in America, is awesome.

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Griffin III: I’m Wearing Pink Sleeve

Posted by Andrew Walker on October 1, 2012 – 9:26 pm

(AP photo)

Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III confirmed via his Twitter account tonight that he’ll be wearing a pink arm sleeve as part of this month’s NFL breast cancer awareness initiatives.

Griffin III — who has always worn a sleeve on his left, non-throwing arm during his time with the Redskins — originally told a follower that the league would not allow him to wear a pink sleeve, but that message apparently changed pretty quickly:

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To Infinity … And A Pink Cast?

Posted by Andrew Walker on October 1, 2012 – 5:13 pm

Injured Redskins long snapper Nick Sundberg can’t exactly participate in October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month festivities at FedExField, so he’s doing whatever he can to make up for it.

Sundberg — who played an entire half with a broken arm Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints before being placed on IR — today tweeted out the above photo of his new hot pink cast.

The shades are also a nice touch, Nick.

And one more thing: I’ll look beyond the fact that this photo is the typical “picture of yourself in the bathroom mirror” shot that often plagues my Facebook feed simply because Sundberg has an awesome Toy Story shower curtain.

Anyway, Sundberg has great timing, considering tomorrow is the official kickoff of the various Redskins’ “Think Pink” initiatives this month.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kicks Off

Posted by Andrew Walker on October 1, 2012 – 4:22 pm

The Washington Redskins are embarking on several initiatives to promote National Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October at both FedExField and Redskins Park.

Tanya Snyder — wife of Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder and NFL Breast Cancer Awareness Spokesperson — Chris Cooley, the Redskins’ franchise leader in receptions by a tight end, and the Washington Redskins Community Relations Department, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, will kick off the month-long campaign by hosting the fifth annual All-Star Survivors Celebration at Redskins Park tomorrow.

More than 20 area women currently battling breast cancer, or “All-Stars,” will attend an afternoon of pampering, support and celebration. The breast cancer survivors will receive new jeans donated by Gap Inc., as well as new wigs, scarves, makeup and a custom-made pink and burgundy Redskins jersey.

The All-Stars will also be wearing pink New Era caps on-field during player introductions at the Redskins breast cancer awareness game, which will be held during Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. The game will feature:

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Spirit Friday At Redskins Park

Posted by Brian Tinsman on October 14, 2011 – 4:30 pm

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As the last business day before Sunday’s home game against the Eagles, Redskins Park is shrouded in Burgundy and Gold today, with a little bit of Think Pink flair.

As always, the staff of Redskins Park gathered on the balcony to welcome players in from practice:

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Redskins Recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month In A Bunch Of Ways

Posted by Matt Terl on October 7, 2010 – 10:10 am

At this Sunday’s game against the Packers, the Redskins — along with Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity and GlaxoSmithKline — will be recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tanya Snyder, NFL Spokesperson for Breast Cancer awareness, will be helping to distribute 60,000 pink ribbons to fans at FedExField, alongside cheerleaders, volunteers from ZTA, and wives of the Redskins players and coaches.

Sunday is also a Think Pink! game, with the players wearing pink gloves, shoes, do-rags, skullcaps, etc. Much of the pink gear debuted last week at Philly (as you can see in the Brian Murphy photo above) but it will make its FedExField debut this Sunday.

And, of course, Chris & Christy Cooley and Derrick & Emma Dockery, along with the Redskins Community Relations department and the American Cancer Society, hosted the Third Annual All-Star Survivors Luncheon earlier this week, which honors women battling breast cancer. I wrote about it here, Larry Weisman wrote about it here, and Redskins.com TV put together this excellent piece about the event:


And, speaking of the Redskins Wives, cancer benefit events, and Redskins.com TV, let me take this opportunity to make one more reference to the Redskins Wives — or, to more accurately use their official name, the Women of Washington — and their charity basketball game against the Eagles Wives last Saturday. I’ve mentioned the event more than a few times — WAY more than I expected — but I’m bringing it up again here because Redskins.com TV put together a full post-game highlight-and-interviews package that’s worth watching, even if you’ve already watched the CSN video I posted earlier.

There’s more reactions to the game from Redskins players, including a fired-up DeAngelo Hall. There’s more of the pushing-and-shoving, and the ladies inciting the crowd by pointing at the scoreboard while the boos rain down. Even more of post-game coach Mike Williams explaining the fiery D.C.-Philly women’s basketball rivalry. And reactions from the players themselves, including Roxi McNabb and leading scorer Annabelle Williams.

If you watch only one internet video about a charity women’s basketball game this week … well, it was probably the CSN one from a few days ago. But I highly recommend that you step it up to TWO internet videos about a charity women’s basketball game and check this one out as well. Read more »

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