Source: Redskins Public Relations / Photo: Jorge O. Martínez / CentroDeportivo.com
What: Yellow Ribbons United (YRU), in partnership with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, is hosting its inaugural United in Play, a military youth support initiative established to bring together sports, corporate America, and, most importantly, civilians to encourage, combine, and enhance support of active appreciation of our nation’s military population. United in Play will invite children ages 5 – 11 (grades K – 5) to an afternoon complete with a picnic lunch, sports activities, and fun. United in Play uses sports to help bridge the divide and unite military and civilian kids with healthy team building activities with some of their favorite Washington Redskins players and alumni.
“Yellow Ribbons United is thrilled to partner with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation on the 68th anniversary of Armed Services Day to show our appreciation for military families and the sacrifices they make on a daily basis,” said Emma Dockery, Co-founder of Yellow Ribbons United. “We hope the power of sports will unite our military and civilian communities and encourage active appreciation from our civilian kids for the sacrifices their military peers make.”
Who: 200 military children, civilian children and their families from the Washington metropolitan area, and Washington Redskins players, both current and alumni.
When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 – 12:00-2:00 PM
Where: Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park
21300 Redskin Park Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147
Why: United in Play is an opportunity to thank military kids for the sacrifices they make right along with their parents who serve. This event also facilitates an opportunity for civilian children to learn the importance of military service by encouraging them to thank those who serve in a tangible way. The overall goal is to ensure military families know they are not only part of their civilian community, their civilian community is grateful for their service.