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PHOTOS | Commanders’ rookies tour D.C.
This week, our rookie class embarked on a bus tour to visit the historical sights of Washington D.C. As a part of the Rookie Community Club, the goal of this trip was to introduce the players to their new home in the Nation's Capital and to pay tribute to our Nation's history. The tour highlighted the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial, where players were offered the chance to interact with the community and be present in the spaces where Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on social justice has lead us to today. (Emilee Fails/Washington Commanders)
PHOTOS | Washington Commanders pay tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Throughout the month of October, the Washington Commanders recognized and supported breast cancer awareness, a cause that has always been near and dear to the franchise. Highlights of Breast Cancer Awareness Month included a panel featuring personal stories and expert insights at the National Museum of African American History, a THINK-PINK® game vs. the Titans, a mammogram van event at FedExField and the 14th annual All-Stars Survivors Celebration at Firefly Cellar Vineyards. Guided by the rallying cry and tagline "Command the Cure", programming this month focused on the importance of early detection, health equity and honoring those affected by the devastating disease.
PHOTOS | All-Star Survivors Celebration
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, hosted its 14th annual All-Star Survivors Celebration at Firefly Cellar Vineyards. In honor of their triumph over breast cancer, the 30 women in attendance were treated to lunch, gifts, visits by surprise guests, spa treatments and more. (Photos by Kourtney Carroll/Washington Commanders)
PHOTOS | Leno reads to first graders at Rose Hill Elementary School
Charles Leno Jr. and his wife Jen made a visit to Rose Hill Elementary School in Fairfax, Virginia for a special reading session. Leno sat with a group of first graders to read Russell Wilson and Ciara's children's book "Why Not You?". After finishing the book, Leno spent time discussing the kids' favorite parts and biggest takeaways. The Lenos capped off the afternoon by handing out books and swag bags filled with sunglasses, bracelets and more.
PHOTOS | 2022 Welcome Home Luncheon
Current and former players alike were honored during the Washington Commanders' 60th Welcome Home Luncheon at MGM National Harbor on Sept. 1. Check out all the highlights from the day. (Photos by Emilee Fails and Kourtney Carroll/Washington Commanders)
PHOTOS | Commanders take part in inaugural Nike Kickoff Classic in collaboration with Nike and the NFL
The girls flag football practice and scrimmage was in partnership with Richmond Public Schools at Armstrong High School in Richmond. This event was part of the Inaugural Nike Kickoff Classic in collaboration with Nike, the NFL and NFL's Play Football Initiative. (Photos by Kourtney Carroll and Joseph Noyes/Washington Commanders)
PHOTOS | Commanders head south for Rally in Richmond
The event at River City Roll in the Scott's Addition neighborhood in Richmond featured a series of activities and meet and greets with current Commanders players including Jonathan Allen, Terry McLaurin, Logan Thomas and Carson Wentz, head coach Ron Rivera, select Washington Legends and members of the Command Force. (Photos by Kourtney Carroll and Joseph Noyes/Washington Commanders)
PHOTOS | Josiah's special night out at FedExField
On Saturday, Aug. 6, the Commanders welcomed Josiah Desper, an 11-year-old football lover who recently finished his maintenance treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and his family for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at FedExField. On the night of the team's open practice, Josiah was invited into the locker room by Coach Rivera, met his favorite players, received a personalized jersey, ran drills on the field and more.
PHOTOS | Sophie's wish comes true
Sophie Manning, 5, got the chance to attend the Washington Commanders training camp practice ahead of receiving her final treatments in her battle with leukemia. Here's a look at how she spent her day. (Photos by Emilee Fails/Washington Commanders)
PHOTOS | Capital Area Food Bank
Last Friday, June 17th, the 2022 Washington Commanders rookie class teamed up with Capital Area Food Bank to package 585 boxes which feeds a family of four for three to four days. This event is part of the Commanders Rookie Community Club initiative, which aims to introduce rookies to the DMV community as well as community partners that the team works closely with on a year-round basis. Capital Area Food Bank leads the team's regional efforts to provide equitable access to food for those struggling with hunger and food insecurity. The Commanders are proud to have a long-standing partnership with regional hunger relief organization Capital Area Food Bank through a variety of Foundation events throughout the year including the annual Harvest Feast event and various food packing events. (Emilee Fails/Washington Commanders)
PHOTOS | B.R.A.K.E.S.
Last week, the Washington Commanders hosted Doug Herbert's B.R.A.K.E.S training program at FedExField for rookies and veterans to learn important safety skills on the road. The Commanders covered the cost of all Driver Training sessions for community members that signed up to participate on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22. To learn more about B.R.A.K.E.S. visit: www.putonthebrakes.org (Emilee Fails/Washington Commanders)
PHOTOS | USO Package Delivery
On Tuesday, April 26th, Washington Commanders co-owner and co-CEO Tanya Snyder, Head Coach Ron Rivera and his wife Stephanie Rivera and Commanders players Jonathan Allen and Jamin Davis teamed up with USO to hand deliver care packages to troops at BWI airport just before they board the plane for deployment. The USO2GO Packs handed out today were packaged during the Commander's packaging event held on March 10th at FedExField, when the team and USO together packed 4,0000 Care Packages comprising more than 24,000 items for troops. (Photos by Emilee Fails/Washington Commanders)
7th Annual Back to School Fair presented by the Washington Football Charitable Foundation
On Friday, August 13th , the Washington Football Charitable Foundation hosted their 7th Annual Back to School Fair where approximately 1,000 elementary-aged children with identified need from the D.C. Metro Area visited FedExField for a central place to receive information and items to prepare them for the upcoming school year. Children were able to receive services such as dental exams, vision screenings, backpacks, school supplies, sports equipment and more! Each family also received two tickets to attend the Washington Football Team vs. Cincinnati Bengals preseason game on August 20th, courtesy of the Washington Football Team.