For Immediate Release September 22, 2006
4th and Life Rookie Football Forum
Redskins Players and Alumni to Lead Forum for over 300 Local Freshmen Football Players
Landover, MD - On Tuesday, September 26, beginning at 11 a.m., the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation will host the 4th & Life High School Football Forum for freshmen football players at FedExField in Landover, Maryland. More than 300 high school freshmen football players and their coaches from area high schools will attend the Forum.
The 4th & Lifecurriculum, created in partnership with Junior Achievement©, emphasizes the importance of positive attitude and focuses on preparing for life after football. The curriculum is designed to teach football players what it takes to be successful both on the field and in the classroom by emphasizing the importance of both academic and athletic performance. In addition, the 4th & Life Rookie Forum is designed to begin the process of college preparation for freshmen athletes.
At the forum, Redskins players and alumni will lead an interactive discussion with the student-athletes. Redskinsí players will share personal stories and anecdotes from a wide range of experiences, touching upon many key life lessons. The important life lessons that will be discussed by the Redskins players are lessons that the student-athletes can apply to their own lives.
The Forum will also offer the unique opportunity for the high school athletes to participate in a question and answer session with Redskins players.
To further emphasize the curriculum presented at the Forum, the Charitable Foundation and Junior Achievement© created curriculum cards filled with academic tips and player anecdotes that the coaches can take back for use at their schools.
The event will be emceed by Larry Michael, Executive Producer for Redskins.com TV and the Voice of the Washington Redskins.
In November, a second 4th & Life High School Football Forum will be held for senior football players and their coaches from around the Washington, DC metropolitan area. High school football coaches may log onto www.Redskins.com/Community to register for this event. For more information about the 4th & Life program, please call (703) 726-7111.
The 4th and Life Rookie Forum is an initiative of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. The Charitable Foundation, the non-profit philanthropic arm of the team, combines the influence and popularity of the Washington Redskins with the resources and assets of 33 Washington area corporations. Founded by Redskins owner, Daniel M. Snyder, the Charitable Foundation is guided by its Leadership Council that consists of 33 CEOs who help shape and define the philanthropic efforts of the Redskins to achieve a measurable impact on communities throughout the region in the areas of literacy, youth development, education, community service, health and wellness. Visit www.Redskins.com and click on Community for more information.
Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area (JA) is part of the world's largest and fastest-growing organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics, and free enterprise. Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs teach students in grades K through 12 how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers by focusing on economic literacy, entrepreneurship, personal finance and workforce readiness. Today Junior Achievement reaches more than six million students worldwide and nearly 37,000 in the Greater Washington Region. For more information visit www.myJA.org.
For more information, contact:
Jordana A. Taylor, Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, (703) 726-7497