Throughout his eight seasons with the Redskins, Nick Sundberg has maintained a deep commitment to the community. He has participated in countless events hosted by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, including Fuel Up to Play 60 Mini-Combines, the annual All-Star Survivors Celebration honoring women currently fighting breast cancer, Skins Santa Shoppe and many others.
During his years on the team, Nick has also looked for unique ways to support children that needed a little extra encouragement, providing them with an opportunity to warm up pre-game on the field with the specialists.
For his efforts, Sundberg was named the Redskins’ 2017 Community Man of the Year, presetned by PepsiCo, at this year’s Welcome Home Luncheon.
Most recently, Sundberg, in partnership with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, launched the Loads of Love (LOL) laundry program at Magnolia Elementary School in Prince George’s County, Md. Sundberg and his wife, Flor, provided a $25,000 donation to launch the program and with the help of community partners such as John E Kelly & Sons Electrical, and O’Connor Plumbing, the Redskins Charitable Foundation provided the necessary resources to participating sites to implement a plan unique to each of their communities.
The LOL program installs washers and dryers in schools that serve students who lack access to clean clothes. Studies have shown that offering laundry services in schools can help boost student attendance rates, class participation and grades.
The program is currently operating in three elementary schools in Prince George’s County, as well as in two youth shelters in Washington, D.C. This year, the program is expanding throughout the Redskins market area and supporting the installations of LOL centers in schools with need.
For all those efforts, Sundberg was selected as the Washington Redskins Man of the Year and was eligible to win the national award this past year.