With the local Beacon Hill youth football team excitedly looking on, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder (right with children at field dedication) and Redskins players recently dedicated a refurbished football field at the Edgewood Department of Parks and Recreation Center in Northeast Washington, D.C .
The renovation was part of the Redskins Charitable Foundation’s “Fields for Tomorrow” field maintenance program, which has helped refurbish 25 football fields at high schools and community centers in the greater Washington, D.C., region.
“It’s a beautiful field,” Snyder said. “What we are trying to accomplish is to give back to the community and be involved…As kids grow up, they hope and dream of [playing in] the National Football League. On behalf of the National Football League and on behalf of the Washington Redskins, we hope this field inspires more and more.”
“To have a beautiful new field, along with new bleachers and a scoreboard will be a source of great pride to our children, parents and supporters,” said Rev. Donald E. Robinson, founder of Beacon House, which supports at-risk youth and families in the area.
The NFL Grassroots Program, a partnership between the NFL Youth Football Fund, the Redskins Charitable Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), contributed to the field upgrades.
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