Redskins training camp is less than a month away. Make sure to check out the newest features coming to Richmond, Va., and catch practices by registering online today.
The Washington Redskins announced today a series of new initiatives to enhance the experience for families and fans attending training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va. Among these enhancements are the special themed days at camp, team-hosted offsite events, a partnership with Radio One and events hosted by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.
Admission to camp is free,but this year a new Redskins fan pass/eticket is required for entry. Fans should visit www.redskins.com/fanpass to receive their eticket for access to camp.
The team will host several theme days during camp:
July 29 Military Appreciation Day Presented by GEICO Military
Aug. 3 Youth Football Day – description below
Aug. 4 Gatorade Junior Training Camp
Aug. 5 Fan Appreciation Day
Women of Washington (WOW VIP Day)
Aug. 8 Kids Day – description below
Aug. 13 Social Media Day Presented by CSN
More information regarding registration for these events will be announced in the coming weeks. Some of the offsite events this year include:
July 26 Redskins Training Camp Kickoff
July 30 Redskins Day at Richmond Squirrels
Aug. 4 Redskins Cheerleader Youth Dance Clinic
Aug. 5 WOW takes on RVA Scavenger Hunt
Aug. 10 Redskins Rally
Aug. 13 Social Media Day Social
Between practice sessions, fans will have the opportunity to meet Redskins alumni and cheerleaders at the Legends Showcase, participate in various family-friendly activities and purchase Redskins merchandise at the Redskins Team Store retail tent.
In advance of training camp, the fourth annual River City Golf Classic will be July 25. Fans will have the opportunity to play with Redskins alumni, coaches and personnel such as Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden, President Bruce Allen, the Voice of the Washington Redskins Larry Michael and Senior VP of Player Personnel Doug Williams. For more information, visit www.RiverCityClassic.com
The Redskins have partnered with Radio One, which will host two stations to broadcast every day of training camp. This allows for local fans to receive more information about training camp from the practice schedules to player interviews and press conferences. Radio One will also provide music for the fan entertainment area.
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation will host several on-field activities between practices including Football Fundamentals on the Field for children ages 5 to 17, a Gatorade Junior Training Camp on August 4 for children ages 12 to 14, and a Play60 Character Camp designed to offer children the opportunity to experience the game of football while teaching them the importance of good character on and off the field.
On August 3, the WRCF will host its first Youth Football Day at training camp to encourage teams to join the Redskins and celebrate youth football. The first 1,000 youth football players wearing their team jerseys will receive a special giveaway. The WRCF will also host its annual Mom's Football Safety Clinic on August 3.
The WRCF will cut the ribbon on a Kerrigan's Korner at Bon Secours on August 4. This Korner provides games and electronics for children during their hospital stays.
Kids Day at Camp will be August 8, when activities and giveaways will be provided for local youth. For the second year in a row, the WRCF will donate more than $50,000 in new sports equipment to schools and nonprofit partners. The announcement of the recipients will take place on Kids Day.
"With Richmond being our summer home, the mission of the Charitable Foundation is to level the playing field for young people in the community,"Executive Director of the Foundation Jane Rodgers said. "This is our home. This is our community. We really want to look for ways that help those that help children achieve their goals and we feel like we're complementary to schools in nonprofits, and so this just really allows us to expand our reach."
For the second year in a row, the Redskins have also partnered with local hotels, Kings Dominion and the Science Museum of Virginia to provide travel packages for those visiting training camp. Travel packages are offered for a select number of downtown Richmond hotels including the Crowne Plaza, the Richmond Marriott and the Omni Richmond Hotels. Packages include special Redskins 85th anniversary items including t-shirts and HTTR spirit hats. Special offers and discounts to Richmond attractions, restaurants and more can be found online at www.redskins.com/trainingcamp in the coming weeks.
Fans are encouraged to download the Official Washington Redskins mobile app to enhance their training camp experience through access the interactive map, alerts, chances to win VIP upgrades, discounts and more.
*Once again, with 23 open practices this year, admission is absolutely free. Register online redskins.com/fanpass to get your eticket for entry. Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center will be home to the Redskins July 27 to August 13. *For more information on the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center or the Redskins training camp, please visit www.redskins.com/trainingcamp.