RICHMOND, Va. – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation will host a group of children selected by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during this afternoon's training camp session at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center.
"Making a positive impact in the lives of children, in this case underserved Latino students is a mission we share with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and we are pleased to be working with the Washington Redskins to promote and recognize these efforts," said Michel Zajur, VAHCC President.
The selected children are part of the VAHCC Foundation's "Passport to Education" Program, which prepares the workforce of tomorrow by giving Hispanic students the resources to remain on the path to higher education and keep them engaged in school.
The Washington Redskins are supporters of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during their Week 2 home game against the St. Louis Rams on Sept. 20 at FedExField.
For more information on the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s programs and events, visit www.redskins.com/community or follow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR.
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ABOUT THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION: Since inception, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation has provided nearly $20 million dollars in support to our community. Founded in 2000 by Dan and Tanya Snyder, the mission of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is to make a positive and measurable impact in the lives of children in our community. For more information on the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s programs and events or to donate, visit www.redskins.com/community or follow the Foundation on twitter at @RedskinsCR.
ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snyder since 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.
ABOUT THE VIRGINIA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (VAHCC): The VAHCC is a membership-based nonprofit organization dedicated to “building bridges” for its members and partners by promoting, enhancing, and developing business opportunities between the Hispanic business community and the business community-at-large. The VAHCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission of providing information, education and resources to Virginia’s Hispanic community. www.VAHCC.com
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