Ashburn, VA (Mar. 10, 2016) – The Loudon School-Business Partnership Executive Council has announced the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation (WRCF) as the recipient of the first Legacy Award for a business that has consistently gone above and beyond for Loudoun County Students. The award will be presented at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 11, at the National Conference Center.
“The Business-Partnership between the Washington Redskins and LCPS goes back many years. The Students have benefited greatly from the support and opportunities provided by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. Among these contributions are the new turf at PVHS, donated school supplies, the Redskins Read Playbook program, and countless opportunities for personal interaction between the team and our students at all grade levels,” said Michael Lo Presti, Chairman, Loudoun School-Business Partnership Executive Council. “This historic franchise has demonstrated what it means to ‘give back’ to the community. The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is a role model for other Business-Partners interested in increasing student success and building a better community.”
In 2008, WRCF was honored as partner of the year for outstanding contributions to the children of Loudoun County in a school business partnership enhancing the quality of public education. In 2015 alone, their continued work with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has impacted more than 20,000 students and gifted $244,382 in grants and funding.
Over the past year, WRCF has served 40 LCPS with 15 participating in the newly revamped Redskins Read Program and 11 participating in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program.
“The Washington Redskins and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation take great pride in trying to improve the lives of students in our area,” President Bruce Allen said. “We are honored to be the recipients of the first Legacy Award.”