LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation (WRCF) and the Rypien Foundation will host the 10th annual Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf Tournament on Friday, May 16 at Queenstown Harbor Golf Links in Queenstown, Md. Shotgun start will take place at 10 a.m.
Super Bowl XXVI M.V.P. Mark Rypien is expected to attend, in addition to over 30 Redskins alumni, including Bubba Tyer, Mike Bragg, Ravin Caldwell, Doc Walker, Mike Nelms, Ken Harvey and Roy Jefferson.
The Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf Tournament, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, benefits area youth programs of the WRCF and childhood cancer programs of the Rypien Foundation.
The tournament was created in honor of Mickey Steele, a Maryland native, sports enthusiast and beloved business owner, who in 2004 lost his battle to Acute Myeloid Leukemia. In remembrance of Steele, his friends, family and former co-workers participate in the tournament annually.
Celebrity media availability will occur at 9:30 a.m. prior to the shotgun start. B-roll will be available throughout the tournament. For more information on the 10th Annual Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf Tournament, please visit www.mickeysteele.org.
For more information on the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s programs and events or to donate, visit www.redskins.com/community or follow the Foundation on twitter at @RedskinsCR.
Any questions regarding the 10th Annual Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf Tournament should be directed to Susanna Nickell of Redskins Public Relations at 703-726-7077 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Tom O’Farrell of Mickey Steele Celebrity Golf Tournament at 410-573-6732 or Amber George of the Rypien Foundation at 509-747-2424. Media interested in attending the event should also contact Nickell.
ABOUT THE REDSKINS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION: The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, the non-profit philanthropic arm of the team, combines the influence and popularity of the Washington Redskins with the resources and assets of area corporations. Founded by owner Daniel M. Snyder, the Charitable Foundation is guided by its Leadership Council that consists of CEOs who help shape and define the philanthropic efforts of the Redskins to achieve a measurable impact on youth development in the areas of education, community outreach and health and wellness. Visit www.Redskins.com and click on Community for more information.
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 Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.