Ashburn, Va (February 15, 2017) – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is looking for school teams to enter its annual Redskins Draft Day Dash 5K at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29th, at FedExField in Landover, Md.
A School Challenge, which allows schools to get active and win amazing prizes, is held in conjunction with the race. Last year, Algonkian Elementary School was the third-place school in the challenge and received a $5,000 donation. (Steuart Weller Elementary School is a past winner of the school challenge.)
Each of the three schools with the highest number of participants in this year’s challenge have the chance to win one of the following:
- $5,000 Health and Wellness Grant: To be used as the winner sees fit to better the school environment for students and faculty.
- New Gym Equipment: The opportunity to shop for $2,500 worth of new equipment for the winner’s physical education program.
- Redskins Player Appearance and Event: The winning school will get to choose between a Play 60 assembly, a Redskins FITT activity workshop or a Redskins Read assembly with a Redskin player at their school on a mutually agreed upon date.
School teams can be made up of students, parents, faculty, administrators and community supporters. Each 5K participant will receive a technical race shirt, finisher medal and much more.
To sign up a school team and learn the game plan, please visit here.
School Challenge participants can use the code SCHOOL2017 at checkout to receive a discounted race entry ($10 off the registration fee).
Following the race, all participants are encouraged to stop by the Redskins Draft Day Party for a family-friendly day of fun, including exclusive tours of the Redskins locker room, alumni and cheerleader appearances and autographs, live entertainment, numerous food vendors and watching the NFL Draft on the HD video boards.
Any and all questions pertaining to the School Challenge should be sent to Hannah Magallanes (email: email@example.com or phone: 703-726-7490).