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For Immediate Release

April 8, 2016


LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – Washington Redskins fans are invited to attend the Redskins’ annual Draft Day Party at FedExField on Saturday, April 30. Fans are also welcome to enter and cheer on those participating in the Redskins’ Draft Day Dash 5K.

Admission and parking for the Draft Day Party is free for all fans. Parking lots open at 10 a.m. and fans will be admitted through the Comcast SportsNet Gate (Gate H) at 11 a.m. For more details on the Draft Day Party and to register for the event, visit www.Redskins.com/DraftDay.

Fans can watch the NFL Draft on the high definition video boards, as well as tour the Redskins’ locker room, test their passing and kicking skills, dress like a Redskins player and take pictures with the Super Bowl trophies. Redskins current and former players will be on hand to sign autographs and take pictures with fans, schedules permitting.

New team partner Hoffman’s Meats will provide fans the opportunity to taste all-natural one-of-a-kind menu items and vote on a signature team hot dog that will be exclusively sold at FedExField for the 2016 season. In addition, Coca-Cola, GEICO, PMSI and other Redskins partners will provide activities for fans throughout the day.

The Draft Day Dash 5K activities will kick off at 10:30 a.m. in Lot H with a pre-race party featuring the Redskins Cheerleaders, Alumni, drumline, complimentary pre-race snacks and more. The 5K run will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the course will lead participants around the parking lots, through the stadium, and finish at the 50-yard-line. Fans interested in participating can sign up at www.redskins.com/5K. All participants will receive an official Draft Day Dash T-shirt, finisher medal and more. Space is limited and the race is expected to sell out.

The Women of Washington (WOW), the Redskins’ official women’s platform, will have more than 60 runners participating in the Draft Day Dash 5K. All WOW members will receive an exclusive TEAM WOW T-shirt. WOW will also host a Kickoff to the Draft Party, in partnership with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, on Monday, April 25 at The Gryphon D.C. Fans can join all the WOW activities at www.WOWredskins.com/draft-week.

Redskins Salute, the team’s official military appreciation platform, will have a military-themed activation space in the Bud Light Party Pavilion by Gate G. Family-friendly activities hosted by military-supported organizations and vendors. Current Redskins Salute members can also RSVP for the VIP Draft Day Party at www.redskinssalute.com/events. There will be complimentary food and beverages, giveaways and player meet and greets exclusively for Redskins Salute members (limited spots available).

Fans can stay informed with up to the minute Redskins Draft updates by downloading the Redskins official mobile app at www.redskins.com/app. The app can also be used to participate in a Redskins Draft Day Party scavenger hunt at FedExField for a chance to win prizes.

Media interested in attending the Draft Day Party must contact Alexia Grevious of Redskins Public Relations at greviousa@redskins.com or 703-726-7077 to request a credential no later than Friday, April 29 at 5 p.m. Media should enter FedExField through the South Field Tunnel on the day of the event to obtain a credential.

Proceeds from the Draft Day Dash 5K will benefit the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, whose mission is to make a positive impact on youth development in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Fans are also encouraged to sign up for the Redskins Mock Draft Challenge from Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. ET through Thursday, April 28 at 5 p.m. ET. If a fan correctly picks the top 10 selections in the first round of this year’s draft in addition to the Redskins’ first selection (currently the No. 21 overall selection), he or she could win complimentary Club Level season tickets for 2016. More details to come.

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