LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation (WRCF) and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will host a press conference on Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. to announce a funding partnership in the amount of $1,000,000 to fund a brand new, synthetic, multi-sport field at Park View High School (Sterling, Va.).
Redskins owner Dan Snyder will speak at the press conference, as will Chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Scott York and Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Superintendent Edgar Hatrick. Voice of the Washington Redskins Larry Michael will emcee the press conference. A full list of representatives scheduled to be in attendance is included below.
Through this grant, Park View will become the first high school on the eastern end of Loudoun County with a synthetic field, which will improve the playing conditions for high school and youth sports and increase the number of playable days on the field. Field construction is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2015.
The WRCF has a long standing partnership with Park View and its student-athletes through its Coaches in the Classroom program. Since 2010, the Coaches in the Classroom program has provided funding to staff an Academic Athletic Advisor at the school to support student-athlete achievement and post-graduation readiness.
The funding breakdown for the partnership is as follows: $100,000 on behalf of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, $100,000 on behalf of the NFL Grassroots Field Grant Program and $800,000 on behalf of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.
Loudoun County representatives scheduled to attend the press conference include the following:
- Brenda Sheridan, Sterling District School Board Representative
- Dr. Ed Hatrick, LCPS Superintendent
- Scott York, Chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors
- Sharon Ackerman, LCPS Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
- Kevin Lewis, LCPS Assistant Superintendent for Support Services
- Les Cummings, LCPS Athletic Supervisor
- Dr. Ginger Minshew, Park View Principal
- Jason Testerman, Park View Athletic Director
- Dawn Meyer, Executive Director, Loudoun Education Foundation
- Wayde B. Byard, LCPS Public Information Officer
- Dan Christensen, Sterling Youth Soccer Association
- Kevin Keane, Upper Loudoun Youth Football League
- Robin Kidwell, Lower Loudoun Boys' Football
- Tom Thomas, Loudoun Soccer
- Eugene Delgaudio, Sterling District Supervisor
- Ken Reid, Leesburg District Supervisor
- Buddy Rizer, Director of Loudoun Economic Development
Any questions regarding the field grant press conference or the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation should be directed to Susanna Nickell of Redskins Public Relations at 703-726-7077 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Media interested in attending the event should also contact Nickell.
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION: The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, the non-profit philanthropic arm of the team, combines the influence and popularity of the Washington Redskins with the resources and assets of area corporations. Founded by owner Daniel M. Snyder, the Charitable Foundation is guided by its Leadership Council that consists of CEOs who help shape and define the philanthropic efforts of the Redskins to achieve a measurable impact on youth development in the areas of education, community outreach and health and wellness. Visit www.Redskins.com and click on Community for more information.
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.
Media Contact: Susanna Nickell, The Washington Redskins, 703-726-7077, Nickells@redskins.com
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