LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that Academy Award™ winner Matthew McConaughey will attend “Movies with Morris” at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Ashburn, Va. on Wednesday, June 4 from 6 – 9 p.m.
McConaughey, a Redskins fan and lifelong football fan, will join running back Alfred Morris and Redskins players in selecting their favorite movies to air in Alamo’s theaters.
In honor of Morris, the Redskins’ 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year, all event proceeds will benefit the “Play 60 for All” program and McConaughey’s just keep livin Foundation.
Both initiatives share the same mission – to empower students to lead active lives and make healthy choices to become great men and women. The just keep livin Foundation partners with other non-profit organizations in each local community to implement fitness and wellness programs in inner-city high schools. Through after school programs, students are encouraged to make positive life choices to improve their physical and mental health through exercise, teamwork, gratitude, nutrition and community service. At j.k. livin after school programs, kids learn self-reliance and get a healthy start today, so they can make a better tomorrow.
“Movies with Morris” represents the first event in a partnership between the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the just keep livin Foundation designed to bring just keep livin fitness and wellness programs to high schools in the Washington, D.C. area.
Tickets to the event are available for reservation at www.redskins.com/movieswithmorris. General admission tickets are $200. VIP tickets and sponsorship packages are also available.
Media interested in covering the event should contact Susanna Nickell of Redskins Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-726-7077 to obtain a credential. Any questions regarding Movies with Morris should be directed to Nadine Pottinga at email@example.com or703-726-7260.
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.