LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – Washington Redskins fans are invited to attend the Redskins’ annual Draft Day Party at FedExField on Saturday, May 10.
Redskins players and alumni will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. Current players scheduled to attend include DeSean Jackson, Chris Baker, Adam Gettis, Roy Helu, Jr., Niles Paul, Evan Royster, Nick Sundberg and Darrel Young. Additional players and alumni scheduled to attend will be announced at a later date.
Admission and parking is free for all fans. Parking lots open at 11 a.m. and fans will be admitted through the Comcast SportsNet Gate (Gate H) at 12 p.m. Fans interested in attending must sign up for their free Draft Day Party Pass at www.Redskins.com. A Draft Day Party Pass is required for admission to the event.
Fans can watch the NFL Draft on the high definition video boards, as well as tour the Redskins locker room, test their passing and kicking skills, dress like a Redskins player, play in the game arcade, take pictures with the Super Bowl trophies and get active at the Redskins Play 60 youth fitness station.
The Draft Day Party will also feature the debut of the 2014 Redskins Cheerleaders, including performances by the Redskins Marching Band.
Redskins Kids Club members will gain exclusive access to player and alumni autograph signings, a mock kids press conference, and other special opportunities. WOW, the Redskins’ official women’s fan club, will host an exclusive VIP party that includes appearances by current and alumni players, free giveaways, raffle prizes and more.
The Redskins Hall of Fame Store will be open and will feature new 2014 merchandise, including the New Era Draft Hat. Fans can also shop for new 2014 gear online at www.RedskinsTeamStore.com.
Joining the season ticket wait list enters fans in the Draft Party Dream Contest, which includes the chance to win a grand prize consisting of VIP access to the Draft Day Party, including a pair of premium tickets to a 2014 Redskins regular season home game and an autographed football. In addition, 10 First Prize winners will receive a pair of tickets to a 2014 Redskins regular season home game.
Media interested in attending the Draft Day Party must contact Susanna Nickell of Redskins Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-726-7077 to request a credential no later than Friday, May 9 at 5 p.m. Media should enter FedExField through the South Field Tunnel on the day of the event to obtain a credential.
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.