LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that acclaimed actress Bellamy Young, best known for her role as Mellie on ABC's D.C.-based drama "Scandal" will attend the Redskins' annual Draft Day Party FedExField on Saturday, April 30. Bellamy Young will announce the team's fourth-round pick live accompanied by the British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch. The team's second pick of Day 3 will be announced live on location by another special guest.
Young's critically-praised performance as the politically ambitious First Lady has earned her a Best Supporting Actress award from the Critics' Choice Television Awards, Entertainment Weekly's 25 Best Characters on TV, 15 on Entertainment Weekly's 50 Best TV Scenes of the Year, New York Post's Top 10 TV Actors and she earned TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorite Award.
British Ambassador Darroch is pleased to join Young to highlight the team's first game in the NFL International Series, which has been played in the UK since 2007. The Redskins are scheduled to face the Cincinnati Bengals in week 8 at London's Wembley Stadium.
"We're so glad to welcome the Washington Redskins to the UK, where more than 13 million British fans follow American football. Each year, our NFL International Series attracts nearly 7,000 overseas visitors and contributes over $40 million to the British economy, bringing American traditions to a new generation of fans across the Atlantic," said Ambassador Darroch.
Admission and parking for the Draft Day Party is free for all fans. Parking lots open at 10 a.m. and fans will be admitted through the Comcast SportsNet Gate (Gate H) at 11 a.m. For more details on the Draft Day Party and to register for the event, visit www.Redskins.com/DraftDay.
Fans can stay informed with up to the minute Redskins Draft updates by downloading the Redskins official mobile app at www.redskins.com/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.
Media interested in attending the Draft Day Party must contact Alexia Grevious of Redskins Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-726-7077 to request a credential no later than Friday, April 29 at 5 p.m. Media should enter FedExField through the South Field Tunnel on the day of the event to obtain a credential.