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  • Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST Live Verizon Gametime Live Redskins pregame show hosted by Lou Holder LIVE from FedExField before the Redskins vs. Eagles kickoff on Saturday, December 20, 2014.
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  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Thu., Dec. 25, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Fri., Dec. 26, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Sun., Dec. 28, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST Live Verizon Gametime Live Redskins pregame show hosted by Lou Holder LIVE from FedExField before the Redskins vs. Cowboys kickoff on Sunday, December 28, 2014.

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Dan Snyder
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Daniel Snyder’s life has been consumed by an enduring love for the Washington Redskins.

Growing up in the D.C. area, his youth and young adulthood were shaped and inspired by his devotion to the team. Now in his second decade as owner, Dan Snyder has put his passion into action. He has consistently led the franchise to new prominence in the community, the business world, and the National Football League. Under his leadership, the team has raised millions of dollars for charities and maintained its place in the top tier of the world’s most valuable sports franchises.

Dan Snyder, 49, is prominent in the affairs of the NFL, where his expertise in the fields of marketing and media has been recognized with appointments to the Broadcast Committee, the Business Ventures Committee, the Digital Media Committee, the Hall of Fame Committee (which oversees the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio), and, separately, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Redskins, who continue to be ranked among the world’s most valuable sports franchises on Forbes magazine’s annual list, remain at the forefront of NFL marketing and business organizations. Since buying the team, Dan Snyder has launched a highly successful retail arm, with more than a dozen Official Redskins Stores in Virginia and Maryland, as well as mobile units for use at home games and other events.

FedExField, the team’s wholly-owned stadium, remains as one of the largest seating capacities in the NFL and the entire United States. Tickets to Redskins games have been sold out for more than 40 years. Since he purchased the team, Snyder invested more than $100 million in improvements to the facility, including high-speed escalators to the upper deck, updated signage, more than 1,000 flat-screen TVs in concourses and other areas, as well as the League standard-setting Owner’s Club East and Owner’s Club West private luxury suites. In 2011, the Redskins partnered with NRG to bring solar panels to the stadium as a part of its renewable energy initiative. The solar power system will provide a portion of the stadium’s electricity needs on game days and can generate enough power to serve all of its electrical needs on non-game days. Last year, the Redskins installed two new video boards – 30 feet high and 100 feet wide – in each of the end zones at FedExField. The screens feature state-of-the-art high definition LED displays and tripled the size of the previous end zone video displays. The team also enhanced the fans’ gameday experience with all-new game clocks, play clocks, other in-stadium video displays and the Party Deck Platform on the Club Level.

The Club’s media ventures include Redskins Nation, a daily 30-minute television show produced by the Redskins Broadcast Network, television and radio broadcasts via Redskins.com, a robust editorial staff, professional sports' first full-time independent blogger, and Extremeskins.com, the team’s fan forum with more than 100,000 registered members. The team also produces a variety of other television programs, broadcast independently as well as in partnership with local television outlets.

During Dan Snyder’s 12 seasons as owner of the team, 19 different Redskins have earned a total of 31 Pro Bowl appearances, nine different Redskins have been named All-Pro, and seven Redskins draft picks have been selected to the All-Rookie Team. In addition, four players and one coach from his tenure as owner, Darrell Green, Russ Grimm, Chris Hanburger, Art Monk and George Allen, have gone on to induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. With Hanburger’s enshrinement in 2011, the Redskins have had the third most players and coaches inducted of any team since Snyder’s purchase of the franchise in 1999.

Dan Snyder was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Snyder Communications, Inc. (he was the youngest CEO of a New York Stock Exchange company at the time). From its launch in 1985 the company grew to a global organization of 12,000 employees, with 77 offices in 17 countries, and more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The company’s client base included 200 of the Fortune 500, to which it provided targeted marketing solutions, including advertising and marketing services. In March 2000 the company was acquired by the French marketing firm Havas for more than $2.3 billion, at the time the largest such merger in the history of the advertising/marketing industry.

Snyder is founder and Chairman Emeritus of inVentiv Health (NASDAQ: VTIV). His RedZone Capital investment firm maintains the Johnny Rockets chain of hamburger, fries and shake shops in its portfolio of owned companies, along with dick clark productions, inc., the premier producer of live television programs such as the Golden Globe Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards and the hit reality series “So You Think You Can Dance,” as well as numerous other productions. Additionally, Snyder is founder and Managing Member of the Board of Red Zebra Broadcasting, LLC, which operates radio stations in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia airing Redskins broadcasts, popular national radio shows and locally generated programming. He is a partner with Tom Cruise in Cruise/Wagner Productions, the actor’s production company, and was an Executive Producer of Cruise’s 2008 film “Valkyrie.” Snyder is active in a variety of other private business ventures, both as an investor and as an advisor to management. He is a frequent invitee to share his experiences and views with business organizations nationwide, and he is enshrined in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.


Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder, Gen. Colin Powell and NFL
Commissioner Roger Goodell at the Redskins' 2011 season
opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 11.

Dan Snyder continues as one of the Washington area’s most prominent community leaders. He is active in the Larry King Heart Foundation, and devotes most of his public philanthropic efforts to Washington’s Children’s Hospital and is a strong supporter of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. His support enabled construction of the Snyder Family Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center at Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. He also funded construction of the Daniel M. Snyder and Family Communication Center at the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Each day the Center handles hundreds of calls from around the nation from law enforcement organizations, parents of missing children, runaways seeking help, and people responding to the Center’s well-known awareness campaigns on behalf of missing children. He also serves on the Executive Board of the Martin Luther King Memorial Project.

In 2000, Dan Snyder founded the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, which utilizes the assets of the Washington Redskins and its corporate and community partners to make a positive and measurable impact on youth development in the greater Washington, DC, region in the areas of education, community outreach, and health and wellness. Since its inception, Charitable Foundation programs have made an impact on millions of lives and given back well over $13 million to individuals, groups, and organizations in the community.

Washington Redskins players also donate their time, talents, and resources by providing toys, coats, and clothes to children inspiring young football players and making wishes come true for some little fans battling big diseases. In addition, Snyder, Redskins players, and other volunteers annually distribute more than 33,000 pounds of turkey and 120,000 pounds of other food in the form of Thanksgiving food baskets for Prince George’s County, Md., families in need during Harvest Feast.

Last year, Dan Snyder was honored by Beacon House, a nonsectarian, neighborhood based organization that supports at-risk youth and families of the Edgewood Terrace community in Washington, D.C., during a community celebration to dedicate the football field at Edgewood Department of Parks and Recreation Center, which the Charitable Foundation assisted in renovating with a newly resurfaced field, bleachers, and an electronic scoreboard.

Also in 2010, Dan Snyder was presented Youth For Tomorrow’s Distinguished Leader Award in recognition of his years of support for the organization’s private, residential school and counseling center in Bristow, Va., which has provided year-round care for more than 900 homeless and at risk children ages 11-17 from Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The honor is periodically awarded to individuals who have demonstrated long and generous support to Youth For Tomorrow. In announcing the award at YFT’s annual Burgundy and Gold Banquet, Hall of Fame Redskins Head Coach Joe Gibbs, who is also Founder and Chairman of Youth For Tomorrow, said, "Dan Snyder began his support of the kids at Youth For Tomorrow long before I ever considered returning to coach the team in 2004."

Daniel Snyder’s life has been consumed by an enduring love for the Washington Redskins.

Growing up in the D.C. area, his youth and young adulthood were shaped and inspired by his devotion to the team. Now in his second decade as owner, Dan Snyder has put his passion into action. He has consistently led the franchise to new prominence in the community, the business world, and the National Football League. Under his leadership, the team has raised millions of dollars for charities and maintained its place in the top tier of the world’s most valuable sports franchises.

Snyder, 49, is prominent in the affairs of the NFL, where his expertise in the fields of marketing and media has been recognized with appointments to the Broadcast Committee, the Business Ventures Committee, the Digital Media Committee, the Hall of Fame Committee (which oversees the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio), and, separately, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The Redskins, who continue to be ranked among the world’s most valuable sports franchises on Forbes magazine’s annual list, remain at the forefront of NFL marketing and business organizations. Since buying the team, Dan Snyder has launched a highly successful retail arm, with more than a dozen Official Redskins Stores in Virginia and Maryland, as well as mobile units for use at home games and other events.

FedExField, the team’s wholly-owned stadium, remains as one of the largest seating capacities in the NFL and the entire United States. Tickets to Redskins games have been sold out for more than 40 years. Since he purchased the team, Snyder invested more than $100 million in improvements to the facility, including high-speed escalators to the upper deck, updated signage, more than 1,000 flat-screen TVs in concourses and other areas, as well as the League standard-setting Owner’s Club East and Owner’s Club West private luxury suites. In 2011, the Redskins partnered with NRG to bring solar panels to the stadium as a part of its renewable energy initiative. The solar power system will provide a portion of the stadium’s electricity needs on game days and can generate enough power to serve all of its electrical needs on non-game days. Last year, the Redskins installed two new video boards – 30 feet high and 100 feet wide – in each of the end zones at FedExField. The screens feature state-of-the-art high definition LED displays and tripled the size of the previous end zone video displays. The team also enhanced the fans’ gameday experience with all-new game clocks, play clocks, other in-stadium video displays and the Party Deck Platform on the Club Level.

The Club’s media ventures include Redskins Nation, a daily 30-minute television show produced by the Redskins Broadcast Network, television and radio broadcasts via Redskins.com, a robust editorial staff, professional sports' first full-time independent blogger, and Extremeskins.com, the team’s fan forum with more than 100,000 registered members. The team also produces a variety of other television programs, broadcast independently as well as in partnership with local television outlets.

During Dan Snyder’s 13 seasons as owner of the team, 19 different Redskins have earned a total of 32 Pro Bowl appearances, nine different Redskins have been named All-Pro, and seven Redskins draft picks have been selected to the All-Rookie Team. In addition, three players from his tenure as owner, Darrell Green, Deion Sanders and Bruce Smith have gone on to induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Dan Snyder was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Snyder Communications, Inc. (he was the youngest CEO of a New York Stock Exchange company at the time). From its launch in 1985 the company grew to a global organization of 12,000 employees, with 77 offices in 17 countries, and more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The company’s client base included 200 of the Fortune 500, to which it provided targeted marketing solutions, including advertising and marketing services. In March 2000 the company was acquired by the French marketing firm Havas for more than $2.3 billion, at the time the largest such merger in the history of the advertising/marketing industry.

Snyder is founder and Chairman Emeritus of inVentiv Health (NASDAQ: VTIV). His RedZone Capital investment firm maintains the Johnny Rockets chain of hamburger, fries and shake shops in its portfolio of owned companies, along with dick clark productions, inc., the premier producer of live television programs such as the Golden Globe Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards and the hit reality series “So You Think You Can Dance,” as well as numerous other productions. Additionally, Snyder is founder and Managing Member of the Board of Red Zebra Broadcasting, LLC, which operates radio stations in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia airing Redskins broadcasts, popular national radio shows and locally generated programming. He is a partner with Tom Cruise in Cruise/Wagner Productions, the actor’s production company, and was an Executive Producer of Cruise’s 2008 film “Valkyrie.” Snyder is active in a variety of other private business ventures, both as an investor and as an advisor to management. He is a frequent invitee to share his experiences and views with business organizations nationwide, and he is enshrined in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.


Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder, Gen. Colin Powell and NFL
Commissioner Roger Goodell at the Redskins' 2011 season
opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 11.

Dan Snyder continues as one of the Washington area’s most prominent community leaders. He is active in the Larry King Heart Foundation, and devotes most of his public philanthropic efforts to Washington’s Children’s Hospital and is a strong supporter of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. His support enabled construction of the Snyder Family Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center at Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. He also funded construction of the Daniel M. Snyder and Family Communication Center at the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Each day the Center handles hundreds of calls from around the nation from law enforcement organizations, parents of missing children, runaways seeking help, and people responding to the Center’s well-known awareness campaigns on behalf of missing children. He also serves on the Executive Board of the Martin Luther King Memorial Project.

In 2000, Dan Snyder founded the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, which utilizes the assets of the Washington Redskins and its corporate and community partners to make a positive and measurable impact on youth development in the greater Washington, DC, region in the areas of education, community outreach, and health and wellness. Since its inception, Charitable Foundation programs have made an impact on millions of lives and given back well over $13 million to individuals, groups, and organizations in the community.

Washington Redskins players also donate their time, talents, and resources by providing toys, coats, and clothes to children inspiring young football players and making wishes come true for some little fans battling big diseases. In addition, Snyder, Redskins players, and other volunteers annually distribute more than 33,000 pounds of turkey and 120,000 pounds of other food in the form of Thanksgiving food baskets for Prince George’s County, Md., families in need during Harvest Feast.

In May, Snyder was honored by Beacon House, a nonsectarian, neighborhood based organization that supports at-risk youth and families of the Edgewood Terrace community in Washington, D.C., during a community celebration to dedicate the football field at Edgewood Department of Parks and Recreation Center, which the Charitable Foundation assisted in renovating with a newly resurfaced field, bleachers, and an electronic scoreboard.

In April 2011, Snyder was presented Youth For Tomorrow’s Distinguished Leader Award in recognition of his years of support for the organization’s private, residential school and counseling center in Bristow, Va., which has provided year-round care for more than 900 homeless and at risk children ages 11-17 from Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The honor is periodically awarded to individuals who have demonstrated long and generous support to Youth For Tomorrow. In announcing the award at YFT’s annual Burgundy and Gold Banquet, Hall of Fame Redskins Head Coach Joe Gibbs, who is also Founder and Chairman of Youth For Tomorrow, said, "Dan Snyder began his support of the kids at Youth For Tomorrow long before I ever considered returning to coach the team in 2004."

Through its educational programs, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation has encouraged children to read, provided academic counseling and life skills lessons to high school student-athletes and established a $25,000 scholarship to allow a low-income, high-potential student the opportunity to attend college. Signature education programs include:

  • 4th & Life
    This curriculum-based program for high school football players focuses on what it takes to be successful on the field, in the classroom, and in the workplace by using examples from Redskins players, coaches, and alumni.
  • Redskins Read
    The program encourages and promotes literacy among youth is the mission of the Redskins Read literacy program. This is accomplished through the production and distribution of Redskins Read activity books throughout the area, along with player appearances.
  • Coaches in the Classroom
    Coaches in the Classroom places Academic Coaches at area high schools throughout the region. The coaches help student-athletes create an academic game plan to prepare them for college.

The fight to combat childhood obesity and get children active has become a priority for the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. Through the Charitable Foundation’s health and wellness programs, young people are learning how to eat healthy and "Play 60" by incorporating at least 60 minutes of physical activity into their daily lives.  Signature health and wellness programs include:

  • Atlas and Athena
    Atlas and Athena, two nationally-acclaimed programs for male and female student-athletes, focuses on healthy living and the elimination of drug use through peer mentoring in high schools in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
  • Fields for Tomorrow
    Fields for Tomorrow renovates, upgrades, and maintains football fields at high schools in need throughout Washington, D.C. and Prince George’s County, Md.
  • Redskins Youth Fitness Zones
    Youth fitness zones are interactive spaces that feature the HOPSports Training Systems. HOPSports has workout equipment and lessons designed for children ages 6–14 to help put the excitement back into exercising.

Redskins Ownership History

Daniel M. Snyder is the third majority owner in the history of the Washington Redskins franchise.

-- George Preston Marshall (1932-1969)

-- Jack Kent Cooke (1969-1997) (the Estate of Jack Kent Cooke 1997-1999)

-- Daniel M. Snyder (July 14, 1999 - present)