HARRIS TEETER-REDSKINS GEAR UP TO FEED 3,500 PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY FAMILIES IN NEED AT THE NINTH ANNUAL ‘HARVEST FEAST’
**Do not pre-promote this event to the general public.**
WHO: Washington Redskins owners Daniel M. Snyder, Dwight Schar and their families, as well as Redskins players Lorenzo Alexander, Rocky McIntosh, Darrel Young, Erik Cook, Nick Sundberg, Brandon Banks, Logan Paulsen, Markus White and more, will join the Hogettes, Santa and over 400 volunteers from the Armed Service, Ernst & Young, FedEx, Harris Teeter, Junior League of Washington, Kearney & Company, Prince Georges County Department of Social Services, Redskins Coaches in the Classroom Program, Ryan Homes, Wells Fargo and Women of Washington Redskins (WOW).
WHAT: The ninth annual Harris Teeter-Redskins ‘Harvest Feast’ will provide 3,500 families each with a whole turkey. Over 45,500 pounds of Harris Teeter turkeys will be distributed in total. In addition, 110,000 pounds of packaged and fresh food will be provided by Operation Blessing to complete the Thanksgiving food baskets. All children in attendance will receive a special visit with Santa and a children’s gift bag which includes a Redskins Read activity book, toys and treats.
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 2:30 – 5 p.m.
‘Harvest Feast’ Timeline:
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: Press Conference (Redskins Interview Room) with Redskins ownership, Redskins players, recipient families and corporate and civic event partners
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Food Distribution (Main Concourse) with Daniel M. Snyder and Redskins players
WHERE: FedExField (Landover, Md.)
The event is not open to the general public. Prince Georges County Department of Social Services has determined eligibility for participation in the Harris Teeter-Redskins ‘Harvest Feast’ food distribution program.
Media interested in attending should park in FedExField Lot H and enter through the Suites Administrative lobby entrance. A member of Redskins Public Relations will be in the lobby checking in media and distributing ‘Harvest Feast’ press kits. Any questions regarding Harris Teeter-Redskins ‘Harvest Feast’ should be directed to Angela Alfano at 703-447-5629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring three Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snyder since 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.