I already posted this in the Stadium, but wanted to post it here as well.
I have seen numerous threads started here and in the ES Classifieds with stories of people complaining about not getting close to face value for their tickets or having to just eat them because they wouldn't sell on Stubhub or Ebay.
These people are unfortunately ignorant of a great charity that the Skins run, the "Redskins Replay Ticket Donation Program." All you have to do is fill out a one page form, make copies of the tickets and/or parking pass and/or tailgate club passes for tax purposes, and mail them to:
Redskins Replay c/o Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation
21300 Redskin Park Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147
In order to guarantee the tickets are used (thus earning you the tax deduction), the tickets must be received by the Tuesday prior to the game. Here is the link:
It boggles my mind to see people posting "I sold my $600 tickets to Eagles fans for $50 apiece." If you use this program, you get a full tax deduction from your taxable income for the face value of the tickets. In essence, you have recouped what you paid for the tickets (from your taxable income) and given people who are less fortunate the unforgettable experience of attending an NFL game.
I have volunteered for a similar organization called "Most Valuable Kids." My work included taking underprivileged children to Caps games with season tickets that Alex Ovechkin donates. You may have seen us in the "Ovi's Crazy 8's" Section, and believe me there are few greater joys than seeing these kids' faces light up as they first see the ice at the Verizon Center. For most of these kids, it is a needed diversion from the pain and suffering they endure every day.
I beg you not to let your Skins tickets go unused or sell them to opposing fans for a fraction of what you paid. Donate them to "Redskins Replay" and know you will be providing a great experience for someone who is less fortunate.