LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation (WRCF) will host “Movies with Morris” at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Ashburn, Va. on Wednesday, June 4 from 6 – 9 p.m.
During this full-length, feature event, running back Alfred Morris and Redskins players will select eight of 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, which provides grant funding to local schools and non-profits to assist in the purchase of health and wellness equipment, a cause personally selected by Morris.
“I’m a movie buff,” Morris said. “So to be able to tie that in with a great cause, it can’t get any better. It’s so important to me as a professional athlete to send the message to kids to get healthy and stay active, and this event will help do that by supporting the ‘Play 60 for All’ program.”
Tickets are available for reservation at www.redskins.com/movieswithmorris. General admission tickets are $200. VIP tickets and sponsorship packages are also available.
Prior to the movie showing, a reception will be held in the main lobby of the theater, including drinks and hors d’ouevres, as well as a silent auction. Redskins players will be in attendance to speak on their movie choices.
Morris was selected by the WRCF as the Redskins’ 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year, an honor given annually by the league to recognize a player’s community service and volunteer efforts as well as his excellence on the field.WRCF held at least one community event each week throughout the 2013 season, all of which were supported by Morris. On the field, Morris was one of the most productive members of the Redskins’ offense in 2013, finishing the season with 1,275 yards on 276 carries (4.6 avg.). Morris has now rushed for a total of 2,888 yards from 2012-13, the ninth-most rushing yardage of any running back in his first two NFL seasons.
For more information on the WRCF’s programs and events or to donate, visit www.redskins.com/community or follow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR.
Media interested in covering the event should contact Susanna Nickell of Redskins Public Relations 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 or 703-726-7260.
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. Visitwww.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 Snyder since 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.