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WRCF And U.S. Marine Corps Team Up For Toys For Tots And 2017 Skins Santa Shoppe

Posted Dec 1, 2017

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the U.S. Marine Corps will team up this month to benefit local children through the Toys for Tots collection and annual ‘Skins Santa Shoppe’ event.

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the U.S. Marine Corps will team up this month to benefit local children through the Toys for Tots collection and annual ‘Skins Santa Shoppe’ event.

Skins Santa Shoppe (Tuesday, Dec. 5)

** Not open to the general public.**

Location: FedExField (1600 FedEx Way, Landover, Md.)

Event Time: 10:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation will host 200 elementary school children from Aiton and Savoy Elementary Schools (District of Columbia Public Schools), Ardmore and Hollywood Elementary Schools (Prince George’s County Public Schools) and Crestwood and Saratoga Elementary Schools (Fairfax County Public Schools) at the annual Skins Santa Shoppe event.

Redskins players currently scheduled to attend include Jonathan Allen, Zach Brown, Vernon Davis, Terrell McClain, Niles Paul, Ondre Pipkins, Brandon Scherff and Nick Sundberg*.

Upon arrival, students will be served lunch by the Redskins celebrities in attendance. Following lunch, students will experience four fun, holiday activity stations. The stations include:

-       Santa’s Workshop: The Redskins locker room will be transformed into Santa’s workshop, filled with presents and holiday cheer. Prior to the event, each student wrote letters to Santa Claus and the Redskins so that presents could be personalized for each child. Redskins celebrities, Marines and Santa Claus will greet children and help them find their wrapped gift.

-       Trim the Tree: Students will decorate their Redskins Celebrity into a Christmas tree using all “tree trimming” items available, including making a tree topper. Trees (aka Redskins Players) will then model down the runway.

-       Photo Booth and Holiday Craft: Students will take personal photos with players and cheerleaders and create holiday ornaments to take home with them.

-       The North Pole Cupcake Decorating Workshop by Amphora Bakery: Students will have the opportunity to decorate Christmas Cupcakes to take home with them, donated by Amphora Bakery, as well as a holiday card.

Toys for Tots Collection

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not for profit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book during the holiday season. These gifts offer children hope, recognition and a positive memory they will cherish for a lifetime. Many of the books, games and sports equipment that are provided as gifts make a significant contribution to the educational, social and recreational development of these children.

Redskins fans are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys at a Redskins team store throughout the holidays.

Washington Redskins Team Store locations:

  • Hall of Fame Store at FedExField (1600 FedEx Way, Landover, Md. 20785)
  • Tyson’s Corner Mall (1961 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. 22102)
  • Fair Oaks Mall (11750 Fair Oaks Mall Fairfax, Va. 22033)
  • Dulles Town Center (21100 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles, Va. 20166)

Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals (Sunday, Dec. 17)

Location: FedExField (1600 FedEx Way, Landover, Md.)

Fans attending the Washington Redskins vs. Arizona Cardinals game are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped holiday toy to donate to the Toys for Tots Program. Collection bins will be set up outside of the stadium. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

For more information on the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s programs and events, or to donate, visit www.redskins.com/community, or follow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR or Instagram at @RedskinsGiveBack.

Any questions regarding the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, Toys for Tots or Skins Santa Shoppe should be directed to Tish Carmona of Redskins Public Relations at 703-726-7077 or carmonat@redskins.com

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