Washington Redskins Thank You Tour at Beach and Busch Gardens

REDSKINS PARK – ASHBURN, VIRGINIA
21300 Redskin Park Drive  Ashburn, VA 20147  703-726-7000
www.redskins.com

PRESS RELEASE

May 31, 2012

REDSKINS PLAYERS TO STOP AT VIRGINIA BEACH AND BUSCH GARDENS IN WILLIAMSBURG AS PART OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY THANK YOU TOUR

ASHBURN, Va. – In honor of the Washington Redskins’ 80th Anniversary, Redskins fans in Virginia Beach, Va. will be able to commemorate the team’s rich history, talented players and strong traditions when the 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour stops at the Virginia Patriotic Festival and Busch Gardens on Saturday, June 2 – and at the Norfolk Naval Base on June 8.

Redskins players Stephen Bowen, Brandon Banks, Niles Paul, Darrion Scott, Nick Sundberg, Markus White and Doug Worthington, in addition to Redskins alumni Del Cowsette, Fred Dean, Henry Doggett and Frank Grant are expected to attend (schedules permitting). Washington Redskins Cheerleaders will also be present to sign autographs and take photos with fans.

The 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour events bring players, coaches and Redskins personnel to fan-friendly pep rallies across the region. The events pay tribute to the team’s 80th anniversary milestone, as well as thank devoted Redskins fans for their unwavering commitment.

Virginia Beach and Busch Gardens 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour stops:

• The Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival
Show Center on 17th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg, Va. 23187
4-6 p.m.

• Norfolk Naval Base (JUNE 8th)
Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Va.
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

The 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour is part of the Redskins season-long 80th anniversary campaign. For more information on the Redskins’ 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour dates and stops or the Redskins 80th anniversary campaign, visit www.Redskins80th.com.

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.

Contacts: Tony Wyllie wylliet@redskins.com 703-726-7135
Daniel Sampson sampsond@redskins.com 703-726-7422
Ross Taylor taylorr@redskins.com 703-726-7368
Angela Alfano alfanoa@redskins.com 703-726-7077

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