RICHMOND, Va. – The countdown is officially on as the Washington Redskins open training camp this Thursday, July 28 at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va. Redskins fans are encouraged to fill out their free Training Camp Fan Invitation, which is available by directing your browser to http://www.redskins.com/schedule/training-camp/sign-up.html.
The team will continue its Helmet Walk tradition following every session, as players select young fans at random from the crowd to join them on the practice field. On Saturday, Aug. 13, Fan Appreciation Day will feature "Jerseys Off Our Backs" presented by Bon Secours – during which each player will provide his official camp jersey to a fan following practice. Recipient selection will be at random and will include children only.
Bon Secours staff will be on-site daily, offering a variety of health screenings focused on cardio and neurology, pediatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine and more. In addition, a new nursing and changing station will be available for new moms. The Bon Secours Class-A-Roll, one of Central Virginia's first mobile learning kitchen, also will be on-site from Aug. 7 – 14.
The Redskins Showcase, presented by CSN Mid-Atlantic, will feature a complete lineup of scheduled appearances from Redskins Alumni and Washington Redskins Cheerleaders. Appearances scheduled* between morning walkthroughs and practices include:
Thursday, July 28 | Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
Friday, July 29 | Former LB Ken Harvey
Saturday, July 30 | Former RB Ricky Ervins
Monday, August 1 | Former TE Doc Walker
Tuesday, August 2 | Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
Wednesday, August 3 | Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
Thursday, August 4 | Former TE Chris Cooley
Monday, August 8 | Former WR Gary Clark
Saturday, August 13 | Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
Sunday, August 14 | Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
*Dates, times and special guests subject to change.
In addition to Kids Day on Tuesday, Aug. 9, there are also weekly kids activities that fans can register for on-site. On Mondays and Wednesdays, kids can put their American Ninja Warrior and NFL Combine skills to the test with time trials on the brand new Play60 Playground. Children ages 6-15 will have the opportunity to compete in order to win prizes. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (with the exception of Fan Appreciation Day on Aug. 13), kids ages 6-15 can test their skills with Punt, Pass & Kick, the NFL's oldest grassroots initiative, to experience the fun of learning football fundamentals in an engaging and supportive non-contact environment.
Other special events include:
- July 30: Military Appreciation Day, presented by GEICO Military, where the first 50 people who show their military ID will receive 2 VIP passes. For more information visit RedskinsSalute.com.
- Aug. 1: Women of Washington Redskins (WOW) Day, presented by Toyota, where 150 pre-registered WOW members will receive VIP access, giveaways and raffle prizes. For more information visit WOWRedskins.com.
- Aug. 6: Redskins Day at Kings Dominion will feature legendary Redskins wide receiver Gary Clark and current Redskins punter Tress Way. Fans who visit the park on Aug. 6 in Redskins gear will receive $25 off the front gate price.
- Aug. 9: Kids Day invites guests to celebrate Redskins Training Camp with family-friendly activities including giveaways, special guests and more.
The Redskins Richmond Passport Program launches this year at Training Camp to encourage and guide fans to Richmond-area businesses. Fans can download the Official Redskins App, enter official Richmond Passport venues and receive special discounts and chances to win Redskins tickets throughout Training Camp. For more information on participating locations, visit www.Redskins.com/passport.
Road Trip to Richmond Travel Packages are still available. Book your Road Trip to Richmond Package at http://www.redskins.com/schedule/training-camp/travel-packages.html.