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Alfred Morris Surprised By News Of McConaughey’s Appearance

Posted by Andrew Walker on May 21, 2014 – 5:14 pm


Alfred Morris loves to watch movies.

He especially loves to go to the theater, and then go out and add to his large DVD collection.

So it should come as no surprise that Morris is well aware of the work of actor Matthew McConaughey.

Anyway, Morris on June 4 will be joining the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation in its first-ever “Movies With Morris” event, in which Morris and several of his teammates (currently scheduled to attend are Chris Baker, Darrel Young, Nick Sundberg, Ryan Kerrigan and Robert Griffin III) will treat attendees with a movie of their choice, and a bunch of other goodies.

Morris went on the set of Redskins Nation today to promote the event, but was given a bit of breaking news by host Larry Michael:

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New Field Excites Park View Athletes

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on April 22, 2014 – 1:09 pm


Sam Onyeador (left) thinks a new field will help the school’s athletic programs rise

The student athletes at Park View High School said their old multi-sport field isn’t bad, but it has its blemishes.

Sophomore Joy Hogarty said the grass in Sterling, Va., gets a little “choppy” at the beginning of girls’ soccer season. Freshman linebacker Nikolai Hopkins said rain completely changes the makeup of a football game. Sophomore Connor Hotaling said snow drove the football team into the gym for practices, which affected the Patriots’ conditioning.

These issues should subside by the end of 2015, when construction of a new synthetic, multi-sport field is scheduled to complete thanks to a $1,000,000 funding partnership between the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, the NFL Grassroots Field Grant Program and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.

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Marines On Hand To Collect Toys For Tots

Posted by Stephen Czarda on December 8, 2013 – 11:23 am


As part of the annual Toys For Tots holiday drive, United States Marine Corps service members will be stationed at each of the entrances at FedExField with collection bins encouraging those in attendance to either donate a new, unwrapped toy or a monetary gift.

Not able to secure yourself a ticket to today’s game or deciding to watch the game in the comfort of your own home with your double-paned window protecting you from Old Man Winter’s wrath—don’t worry there are other ways you can donate.

Fans can also visit any official Redskins store location for donation bins or go to www.redskinsteamstore.com to make a tax-deductible donation to the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.

All toys collected today will be gifted to local children on Tuesday, December 17th at the annual Skins Santa Shoppe.

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Fan’s Idea Generates Redskins Motorcycle

Posted by Stephen Czarda on July 29, 2013 – 3:11 pm


There have been a few rumblings over the past couple of days about a Harley-Davidson decked out in a Washington Redskins themed, burgundy and gold paint scheme parked just a few feet from the practice fields. And the roaring I’m talking about isn’t from the engine—it’s from the record crowds who have been flocking to it.

On Saturday, lifelong Redskins fan and Richmond native Gary Busic arrived to training camp along with his wife in the most atypical way—on the Harley-Davidson along with hundreds of other bikes.

Busic, wanting to combine his passion of motorcycles and the Redskins together, communicated with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation to see how he could make it happen.

The end result is a beautiful 2013 Street Glide topped off with every single player’s signature that will be raffled off to one lucky fan during training camp.

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WRCF Offers $25,000 College Scholarship

Posted by Chris Herting on March 26, 2013 – 10:24 am


LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation (WRCF) announced today that online submission is now open for the WRCF $25,000 college scholarship. The 2013 scholarship marks the fifth consecutive year in which the Redskins are helping send a student in need to college.

Administered by the D.C. College Success Foundation (CSF), the WRCF scholarship will provide one local, deserving, high-potential and low-income public high school senior with a college scholarship that will be disbursed in up to $5,000 increments annually for five years.

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Wilson Dances To Help Fight Obesity

Posted by Chris Herting on March 13, 2013 – 7:52 pm


Earlier today, CB Josh Wilson represented the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation by participating in National Health Through Fitness Day in Washington, D.C. as part of Capitol Hill’s campaign to “Get America Moving to Improve Health”.

The program’s goal is to help overcome America’s obesity crisis which falls in line with the Redskins Charitable Foundation’s commitment to health and wellness through the NFL’s Play 60 initiative.

There was much anticipation for Josh’s arrival and the students wasted no time challenging him to a game of Dance Dance Revolution.

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Redskins Read Book Drive Sunday

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 20, 2012 – 3:38 pm

Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals is much more than the Redskins’ 2012 home opener.

It’s also the kick off to a great annual event that promotes childhood literacy.

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, Everybody Wins! DC and Barnes & Noble Booksellers are teaming up to play host to the fifth annual Redskins Read Children’s Book Drive, which will kick off with a stadium collection Sunday at FedExField.

Participating is super easy and well worth your time.

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Help Area Children With Backpack Drive

Posted by Andrew Walker on July 23, 2012 – 1:57 pm

Redskins players Jarvis Jenkins (top left), Alfred Morris (top right) and Rex Grossman (bottom) have their supplies ready for Operation Backpack 2012. Do you?


Want to join Redskins players like running back Alfred Morris in a drive aimed at helping area homeless children achieve in school?

Who wouldn’t?

This effort, Operation Backpack 2012, is a combined effort by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Volunteers of America Chesapeake that collects and distributes the backpacks filled with school supplies to children living in Volunteers of America Chesapeake homeless shelters throughout the Washington D.C. metro area.

Donating to the cause is easy.

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Players Out This Weekend, And Other Clips

Posted by Brian Tinsman on March 30, 2012 – 5:10 pm

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The gap between the start of free agency and the draft can be one of the longest of the NFL calendar year, but this is a good weekend for your Redskins fix.  Lots of players will be out and about in the community this weekend, and you can catch some of them at the following events:

Anthony Armstrong is hosting a Celebrity All-Star basketball game tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Stafford High School. (Address: 33 Stafford Indian Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405).   Redskins and Ravens fans will be treated to a jointly-hosted event by Armstrong and Maryland grad Torrey Smith in Fredericksburg, Va.  This is the second annual “Ravens vs. Redskins themed Celebrity Basketball Game,” and brings great football players together for a great cause.  Proceeds to benefit Armstrong’s Lucky13 Charitable Foundation.

(via Mike Jones, Washington Post): Collectors’ Showcase of America sports memorabilia show Saturday at the Dulles Expo Center. (Address: 4320 Chantilly Center, Chantilly, Virginia 20151).  Redskins players Lorenzo Alexander, Roy Helu, Evan Royster and Darrel Young, along with former Redskins Dexter Manley, Ravin Caldwell, Maxie Baughan, Darryl Grant, Keith Griffin, Roy Jefferson, Bob Kuziel, Paul Laaveg, Walt Rock, Lonnie Sanders, as well as former defensive coordinator Richie Petitbon and former general manager Charley Casserly are expected to be in attendance.

(via Susan Jenkins, Crofton Patch): Meet Josh Wilson at the new Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Waugh Chapel Towne Centre.   (Address: 1417 South Main Chapel Way, Crofton Md.)  The store will give out wristbands starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Wilson will be at the store from 1-3 p.m. The store will also give away Columbia T-shirts while supplies last.

Pres. Bill Clinton’s fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting in Washington, D.C. Anthony Armstrong, Joshua Morgan, and former Redskins receiver Donte’ Stallworth are expected to be in attendance.  The events brings together more than 1,000 students, representing all 50 states, more than 75 countries, and approximately 300 college and universities, along with leaders in business, nonprofit, government and celebrities engaged in efforts to create positive change.

In other news, a slow week at Redskins Park means that it was a busy week for players with their families.  Here are a few of the pictures that players shared of their families on Twitter: Read more »

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Charitable Foundation Scholar Succeeding

Posted by Brian Tinsman on December 27, 2011 – 6:51 pm

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Last May, Yasmine Arrington, a senior at Benjamin Banneker High School, was in the middle of one of the last math tests that she would take in high school, when she was paged to the office.  Certain that she had heard the announcement wrong, and focused on the test, she tried to concentrate on the problem on the paper.

Then she was paged again.  And again.  So she stood up and walked down to the office.

When she arrived, she was greeted by an office official, who told her: “You’re in big trouble, Missy.”

“I was so scared,” she remembered, with a laugh.  “I just wanted to graduate on time.”

She continued into the office to the Guidance Suite, where the counselors were all gathered around a desk.  Her principal handed her the phone, and on the other end of the line was Redskins owner, Daniel M. Snyder.

That “trouble” that she was told she was in was Snyder congratulating her for being the recipient of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s $25,000 scholarship. Read more »

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