SNEAK PEEK: Redskins/Bon Secours Training Camp Grand Opening!

After much anticipation, the Washington Redskins' new training facility in Richmond, Virginia is scheduled to open on Monday, July 8th for its 'official' viewing party.

Scheduled to join the festivities are embattled Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones, and the voice of the Washington Redskins, Larry Michael.  Also expected to appear for the celebration is former Redskin quarterback Joe Theismann, other alumni and current roster players.

The training center is located at 2401 West Leigh Street in  Richmond, just behind the Richmond Children's Museum.

Redskins/Bon Secours Training Camp.  Photo/ DC UrbanSports.
The $10 million Training Center includes two full-size natural grass fields, a natural grass drill field, spectator areas, locker rooms and a high-tech training room. Bon Secours Virginia Health System also will ensure the facility serves as a valuable year-round resource for the community when camp is not in session. They will operate the facility as a full-service sports medicine rehabilitation and men’s health center on the property throughout the year, in addition to offering fitness and education programs. The facility also will be home to movin’ mania, Bon Secours’ healthy kids initiative.

Training camp opens July 25th for the Washington Redskins and is scheduled to feature 17 days of practice to accommodate fans, leading up to the August 3rd Fan Appreciation Day.  [

Said one Redskins fan on moving the training camp to Richmond, Virginia, "I don't mind, if it will help them win games."

We think a lot of people share that sentiment.

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Guests' gift bags included several Redskin/Bon Secours memorabilia to include a white rally rag, cup holder, mini Redskins helmet and a blue fold up seat cushion, just in time for training camp. No mention of free game tickets although Redskin jerseys were presented to the mayor of Richmond and an official of Bon Secours.

New to Bon Secours?   Here's a brief claim of their work.
Bon Secours Virginia provides good help to thousands of Virginians through a network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, ambulatory care sites and continuing care facilities across the Commonwealth. The not-for-profit health system employs about 12,000 people, including nearly 300 physicians as part of the Bon Secours Medical Group.
The fourth largest and only faith-based health system in Virginia, Bon Secours Virginia offers a full range of services, including cardiac, women’s, children’s, orthopaedics, oncology, neurosciences and surgery at seven award-winning hospitals. Bon Secours Richmond is comprised of St. Mary’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, Richmond Community Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center.Bon Secours Hampton Roads is comprised of Maryview Medical Center, DePaul Medical Center and Mary Immaculate Hospital.