For Immediate Release
April 5, 2017

REDSKINS ANNOUNCE 2017 DRAFT FESTIVITIES

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – Washington Redskins fans are invited to attend the Redskins’ annual Draft Day Party at FedExField on Saturday, April 29. Fans are also welcome to enter and cheer on those participating in the Redskins’ Draft Day Dash 5K.

Admission and parking for the Draft Day Party are free for all fans. Fans will be admitted through the Comcast SportsNet Gate (Gate H) at 11 a.m. and the event will conclude at 3 p.m. Parking lots open at 10 a.m. For more details on the Draft Day Party and to register for the event, visit Redskins.com | Draft Day Party. Fans will receive an e-ticket upon registration to be scanned when entering FedExField.

The Draft Day Party will feature the debut of the 2017 Redskins Cheerleaders and the team’s first three draft picks. A group of current and former Redskins players will also be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures, schedules permitting.

Fans can enjoy live music and entertainment on the playing field while watching the NFL Draft on the high definition video boards. Attendees can tour the Redskins’ locker room, test their passing and kicking skills, dress like a Redskins player and take pictures with the Super Bowl trophies. Coca-Cola, PMSI and other Redskins partners will provide activities for fans throughout the day.

The Draft Day Dash 5K presented by Shoppers Food and Pharmacy will kick off at 9 a.m. in Lot H with a pre-race party featuring the Redskins Cheerleaders, alumni, drumline, complimentary pre-race snacks and more. The race will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the course will lead participants around the parking lots and through the stadium to finish on field on the 50-yard-line. All participants will receive an official burgundy or gold Draft Day Dash t-shirt, finisher medal and more.

Redskins alumni Clinton Portis and Santana Moss will be the captains of the Burgundy and Gold teams respectively, and will help start the race festivities as well as medal participants at the finish line. Space is limited and the race is expected to sell out. Fans interested in participating can sign up at Draft Day Dash 5K.

Proceeds from the Draft Day Dash 5K will benefit the Redskins Charitable Foundation, whose mission is to make a positive impact on children in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The Foundation’s Draft Day Dash 5K School Challenge presented by the American Dairy Association Northeast will award the top three participating school teams with $10,000, $7,500 and $5,000 health and wellness grants to improve their school environments. More information on how to join the School Challenge can also be found at Draft Day Dash 5K.

The Women of Washington (WOW), the team’s official women’s platform, and Redskins Salute, the team’s official military appreciation platform, will host a VIP Draft Day Party in the press box for current or new members. There will be complimentary food and beverages, giveaways, and player meet and greets exclusively for WOW and Redskins Salute members. This is a private event. Members will be notified when they are able to RSVP. Please visit Home | Women of Washington Redskins and Redskins Salute | The Official Military Appreciation Club of the Washington Redskins for more information.

Fans can stay informed with up-to-the-minute Redskins Draft updates by downloading the Redskins’ official mobile app at Redskins.com | Mobile App. The app can also be used to participate in a Redskins Draft Day Party scavenger hunt at FedExField for a chance to win prizes.

The Redskins Hall of Fame Store will be open and feature the 2017 New Era Draft Hat and Nike merchandise. Fans can also shop for new 2017 gear online at Washington Redskins Merchandise at RedskinsTeamStore.com.

Media interested in attending the Draft Day Party must contact Tish Carmona of Redskins Public Relations at carmonat@redskins.com to request a credential no later than Friday, April 28 at 5 p.m. Media should enter FedExField through the South Field Tunnel on the day of the event to obtain a credential.

Fans are also encouraged to sign up for the Redskins Mock Draft Challenge. If a fan correctly predicts the Redskins’ first selection (currently the No. 17 overall selection), he or she will be entered to win complimentary Club Level season tickets for 2017. The contest ends on Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m. ET. To make their selection, fans should visit Redskins.com | Mock Draft.


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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 nine 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 REDSKINS SALUTE: Under the leadership of owner Dan Snyder, the Washington Redskins created Redskins Salute to amplify the team’s decade-long military appreciation initiatives into one comprehensive, year-round platform. Launched in partnership with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro), Redskins Salute is a free community providing a platform for fans to serve, support, thank and connect with military community. For more information on Redskins Salute, visit Redskins Salute | The Official Military Appreciation Club of the Washington Redskins or follow Redskins Salute on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RedskinsSalute.

ABOUT THE WOMEN OF WASHINGTON: Since its inception in 2011, the Women of Washington Redskins (WOW) has evolved into the largest women’s program in the NFL with more than 118,000 members. Along with year-round programming and events like behind-the-scene opportunities with the team, WOW also offers a unique avenue for leadership development and fitness classes, embodying their mission to provide a complete platform to empower female fans – mind, body and soul. For more information on WOW, visit Home | Women of Washington Redskins.


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