Redskins Dedicate Football Field

On May 15th the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation along with Beacon House, DC Department of Parks and Recreation, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will hold a community celebration to dedicate the football field at the Edgewood Department of Parks and Recreation Center, which has been renovated with a newly resurfaced field, bleachers, and an electronic scoreboard.

City officials, Redskins players and team officials, representatives from the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, Beacon House, and LISC will be on hand for ribbon-cutting ceremony. The field dedication will also feature a Beacon House football team scrimmage.

The upgrades to the field were made possible by a $100,000 grant from the National Football League Grassroots Program, a partnership between the NFL Youth Football Fund, The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation. The grant is part of $2.5 million in field refurbishments allocated this year to community groups in areas surrounding 21 NFL markets. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities also contributed by installing new lights.

“The District of Columbia is thrilled to work with the NFL Youth Football Fund, the Redskins Charitable Foundation, LISC and other organizations to renovate the Edgewood field,” stated Mayor Fenty. “Investing in our neighborhoods and recreation facilities is a top priority for the District. The recreation facilities and fields like Edgewood provide fantastic recreational opportunities for our residents and communities.”

Reverend Robinson, President and Founder of Beacon House, praised the NFL and DPR for their help in renovating the field. “I cannot emphasize enough how much the newly renovated field will mean to this community. The Beacon House football program engages some 360 children and youth and hundreds of parents and supporters. 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. We are greatly appreciative of the Redskins, DPR, the NFL Youth Football Fund, and LISC for bringing this to fruition.”

“The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is proud to partner with the District of Columbia, Beacon House, the NFL Youth Football Fund, and LISC to make this football field both a safe and beautiful space in the community,” said Washington Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder. “We are pleased to be able to add this field to our Fields for Tomorrow maintenance program, which has renovated 25 football fields in the greater Washington, DC region to date.”

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