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Commanders celebrate, support Inspire Change during Week 17
Ahead of the Commanders' New Years Eve game, SeatGeek Legends Plaza was bustling as the 2023 Shop Black Market provided a special hub for fans to learn about and buy goods from local Black-owned businesses.
Season of Giving highlighted by trio of Toys for Tots events
The Commanders and Toys for Tots aren't new partners, but the relationship has taken on an increased vigor this year.
Terry McLaurin gets to be a kid again during holiday event at STEM lab
In partnership with Northwest Federal Credit Union and the Washington Commanders, the students were able to have a day of experiential learning, bonding and making lasting, important memories on the grounds of confidence and empowerment.
'It feels more special': Commanders celebrate, honor military community during Week 11's Salute to Service game
From the parking lots and concourses to the field and skies, FedExField was a sight to behold on Nov. 19 as the Commanders put a focus on celebrating the military community in its many forms.
Tom VanDruff is blazing a trail as the first full-time nurse practitioner on an NFL staff
In his job, which he started during training camp, VanDruff has relished the opportunity to make everyone's life -- from the athletic trainers to the team doctors to the players -- a little easier.
Terry McLaurin hangs out with kids, distributes holiday season items at Barry Farm Recreation Center in D.C.
The foster families and advocates are getting pretty used to seeing the face of Washington's #17 out in the community. Giving back to kids is one of his biggest passions and linking arms with CASA D.C. has become a favorite way of getting involved in events throughout the year.
Washington Commanders' community package 'last pieces of home' for deployed service members at Pack4Troops event
The Washington Commanders joined the United Service Organization (USO) and Black Rifle Coffee Company to assemble 2,000 care packages for outgoing military personnel in a Pack4Troops event on Nov. 8.
Commanders donate AED to Friendship Public Charter High School
In partnership with the NFL, AED maker Defibtech, the Professional Football Athletic Training Society (PFATS) and health care supply distributer Henry Schein, the 32 teams around the league are donating AEDs to local high schools within each NFL club's city.
'This is home': Meet Monica Blakely, the Commanders 2023 Fan of the Year
A passion for Washington football and the DMV community it represents has made her the person she is today and helped her give back to others.
Commanders get Salute to Service month underway with visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
From conversations in the Military Advanced Training Center to meet-and-greets and autograph signings, the experience at Walter Reed was both a fun and powerful one for all involved.
Howard medical student Robert Emeh gets hands-on experience with Commanders through NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative
The initiative, which was developed in collaboration with the league, the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), is in its second year and was developed to encourage medical students from diverse backgrounds to consider sports medicine careers.
Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation contribute $35K to leveling the playing field, supporting installation of seven equipment drop-off bins throughout DMV
he Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation (WCCF) announced a collaboration with youth sports charity Leveling the Playing Field (LPF) to expand access to youth sports.
'Why not this cause?': Charles Leno Jr. advocates for girls in football with free clinic
Left tackle Charles Leno Jr. ran a free flag football camp for girls aged 7-14 on Saturday, Oct. 7 at OrthoVirginia Training Center with the goal of promoting opportunities for girls in football. No matter their experience level, the campers, which came from all around the DMV area, were welcomed into the environment and left with increased confidence and knowledge of the sport.
Hispanic Heritage Night honors and celebrates Hispanic tradition and leaders
During the Washington Commanders' 2023 Hispanic Heritage Night, culture and celebration coincided for an extraordinary evening that honored local businesses and young Hispanic leaders.
'It's really important for us to be here': Crucial Catch game promotes early detection, highlights those affected by cancer
Ahead of the Commanders' Thursday Night Football game, Legends Plaza offered a space for fans to receive cancer awareness education and pay tribute to loved ones who have battled the disease.
Commanders honor decades of history during Alumni Homecoming
Legends Plaza at FedExField lived up to its name in a unique way during Week 3 as Washington alumni spanning six decades gathered at the stadium for a fun tailgate with family and fans ahead of kickoff.
At Nationals Park, first game in Capital Crossover series is a home run
In what he described as a "a true bucket list" moment, Commanders Managing Partner Josh Harris threw out the first pitch at Nationals Park on Thursday night.
Doug Williams honored with 'Icon of D.C.' award by American University
The "Icon of D.C." award is presented annually to recognize someone who has profoundly impacted the area and embodies important lessons for college students. And this year, Williams was chosen not just for his ability to play football, but for his undying efforts of giving Black athletes voices and the continuing work he maintains to bring more diversity to the NFL's front office.
McLaurin's birthday celebration with DMV youth allows him to be 'just Terry'
This year's event provided a unique opportunity for youth in the DMV. CASA DC works diligently to provide advocacy and mentorship to court-involved youth, primarily with foster children and juvenile justice.
Commanders host Digital Pioneers Academy as the school gears up for its inaugural football season
The school prioritizes students as scholars and educates them about accountability, ownership, growth, optimism and empathy. Fostering these attributes while focusing on a future of innovation sets DPA apart from other local schools.
Commanders recognize 'inspiration' of Ben's Chili Bowl at restaurant's 65th birthday celebration
A special kind of block party took over U Street in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 22 as the iconic Ben's Chili Bowl celebrated its 65th anniversary.
Commanders' Salute Day delivers connection, dose of fun to members of the military community
Building on last year's edition, this summer's Salute Day featured a larger military presence, representatives and family members from a dozen nonprofits, a strong turnout from the Washington Salute program and a number of initiatives to ensure the military community in attendance felt celebrated.
Commanders come together in DC to celebrate 2023 Capital Pride
Some Commanders who attended Capital Pride identified as LGBTQ+. Others have loved ones who are a part of the community. Decked out in rainbow "W's," all of these Commanders came together on Saturday for the Pride Parade and Sunday for the Pride Festival to make it loud and clear that Washington football supports LGBTQ+ individuals, celebrates diversity and fosters inclusivity.
Hogfarmers warrior Kennedy Keene celebrates end of leukemia treatment with visit to Commanders practice
Just last week, Kennedy, 9, finished up her active treatment for Leukemia and had her port removed. The Commanders Charitable Foundation and the Hogfarmers Charitable Foundation coordinated a visit to practice for her family to celebrate the milestone. Thursday also marked the beginning of a new chapter for Kennedy that is filled with many more exciting experiences out in the world.
Washington D.C. sports teams 'Go Orange' for community safety, announce $100K commitment to Peace for D.C.
Local professional sports teams the Washington Capitals, Commanders, Nationals, Mystics, Spirit Wizards, D.C. United, DC Shadow and Capital City Go-Go today announce their renewed commitment to community safety as they prepare to wear orange on Gun Violence Awareness Weekend.