LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders and MY Lifestyle, a D.C.-based performance apparel company, will host their inaugural charity football game, the Burgundy and Gold Game, on Sunday, June 8 at 1 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C.
Thirty-two Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, Ambassadors and Alumni were previously drafted to one of two teams – Team Burgundy or Team Gold – as a result of raising the most funds for the two participating charities. Redskins players Niles Paul and Darrel Young will serve as celebrity coaches.
All proceeds will benefit the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Tickets cost $20, with free admission for kids ages 12 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.redskins.com/cheerleaders/.
Immediately following the conclusion of the game, all attendees are invited to join Redskins Cheerleaders, Ambassadors and Alumni at their Victory Party at Public Tenleytown, one block from Woodrow Wilson High School.
Any questions regarding the Burgundy and Gold Football Game should be directed to Susanna Nickell of Redskins Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-726-7077. Media interested in attending the event should also contact Nickell.
ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snyder since 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.