Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Redskins alumni joined forces with Clark Construction Group, the Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) and KaBOOM! to build a playground for children in the CPDC Cedar Heights community in Southeast Washington, D.C. Friday.
The build kicked off with a welcome party for more than 200 volunteers, including tight end Niles Paul and Redskins alumni Mark Rypien, Dion Foxx, Dan Ryzcek, Roy Jefferson, Bubba Tyer, Lonnie Perrin, Ken Jenkins and Mike Bragg.
Alumni were instrumental in leading volunteer groups, as well as assembling the playground equipment.
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At the conclusion of the build, Snyder led the ribbon-cutting ceremony, touching on the importance of the build as a means to create a safe, fun place for children and families in the Cedar Heights community to play.
“The Redskins Charitable Foundation is proud to support the Play 60 program, which encourages all children to play 60 minutes a day. This playground will provide that important, safe and fun space for play,” Dan Snyder said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the 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.