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For Immediate Release

February 22, 2011


The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the Redskins Kids Club are hosting a writing contest for first through sixth grade students. The Redskins Read Football Five Writing Contest will run from March 1 – March 31, 2011. Contest winners will be announced the week of May 2 in conjunction with Children’s Book Week.

Students will create and write a one page story about the Washington Redskins that includes the following five words – COMMUNITY, UMBRELLA, GOLD, JUMP ROPE, and SPOON. All entries will be divided into two judging brackets by grade (1st – 3rd graders and 4th – 6th graders).

Students in first, second and third grade will be judged based on creativity, effort, presentation, and usage of the five words. Students in fourth, five and sixth grade will be judged on creativity, grammar, paragraph format, presentation, and usage of the five words.

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for each grade group bracket as follows:

· First Prize: a Washington Redskins team signed authentic helmet

· Second Prize: a limited edition laser-engraved football

· Third Prize: a deluxe Washington Redskins fan pack

In addition, all participants will be entered into a random drawing to receive a free one-year Redskins Kids Club membership with one winner selected from each grade. Winning stories will be posted on the Redskins Kids Club website (www.redskinskidsclub.com).

Entries may be submitted beginning March 1 via any of the following methods:

* Email: kidsclub@redskinsrule.com

* Fax: (703) 726-7186

* Mail: Redskins Read Football Five Writing Contest c/o Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, 21300 Redskins Park Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147

The Redskins Read Football Five Writing Contest is part of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation literacy initiative that includes the free distribution of the Redskins Read Activity Book , player reading appearances and the annual Redskins Read Children’s Book Drive.

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit philanthropic arm of the team combines the influence and popularity of the Washington Redskins with the resources and assets of Washington area corporations. Founded by Redskins owner, Daniel M. Snyder, the Charitable Foundation is guided by its Leadership Council that consists of CEOs who help shape and define the philanthropic efforts of the Redskins to achieve a measurable impact on youth development in the areas of education, community outreach, and health and wellness. Visit www.Redskins.com and click on Community for more information.

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at first glance, I thought I was going to write something on the Redskins. But... it's for elementary kids. Good for them, this should help their writing skills and someday replace the current crop of journalists in the nation. I can only hope.

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