Game On, Greater Washington
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Saturday, October 22, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
1600 Fedex Way
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Join the American Diabetes Association and Washington Redskins for this first-of-its-kind festival with sports activities for the entire family
The American Diabetes Association® National Capital Area Chapter, RID program representatives and proud supporter Washington Redskins invite families and fitness fans to FedExField for a one-of-a-kind festival to energize the community at Game On, Greater Washington. Walk, ride or run to boost your health and team up with some of your favorite former Redskins players to get active in the fight against diabetes. The adventure-filled day is designed to raise funds for diabetes education, programs, research and advocacy and will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at FedExField in Landover, MD.
Anchored by the Association’s signature Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes® and Tour de Cure®, Game On, Greater Washington will have fundraising and team activities including a timed, 5k Run to Stop Diabetes, and for the first time ever, Over the Edge — an exclusive opportunity to rappel 120 feet down the side of FedExField open to fundraisers who reach a minimum goal of $1,000.
Entrance to the festival is free and includes access to the Kids’ Zone, a Health and Wellness Expo, the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes and live musical performances from The Reagan Years, Rare Essence, and The 8 Ohms. For $20, participants can zip line across the stadium or showcase their “ninja-like” skills on the Xtreme Obstacle Course. For $30, participants can purchase MVP Zone Wristbands to enjoy unlimited access to many other activities including a 32 foot rock climbing wall; a Radical Run course; the Extreme Airline; and games such as Big Baller, Hippo Chow Down and Hamster Ball Track.
Redskins fans will also get the chance to meet and have their photos taken field-side with former Washington Redskins players and Game On Team Captains Fred Smoot and Shawn Springs. “As an athlete in the spotlight, I have always supported charitable causes and when my father was diagnosed with diabetes, my charitable focus shifted towards causes associated with diabetes and finding a cure,” said former Redskins player Shawn Springs. “The hurt of losing my father will never go away, however I honor him daily by continuing to raise awareness about diabetes and to help raise funds to find a cure.”
Former Redskins player and fellow team captain Fred Smoot also has a personal connection to the battle against diabetes, saying, “The fight to cure diabetes is very important to me. I’ve watched it affect my grandmother and community and want to do everything in my power to raise awareness.”
“Thousands of people in the greater Washington area are living with diabetes, and many more are at risk,” said Kevin L. Hagan, CEO of the American Diabetes Association. “With Game On, Greater Washington our goal is to unite the Washington community together – from the young to the young at heart, and the novice athletic fans to the weekend fitness warriors – for an active, healthy experience where they can spend quality time with friends and family, while raising funds for diabetes education and research.”
Game On, Greater Washington will be a day to recognize, highlight and empower the millions living with diabetes, while raising awareness about the condition and bringing the greater Washington community together like never before. On Saturday, October 22, come ready to walk, run, ride, climb, zip line or rappel with the American Diabetes Association and the Washington Redskins.
Registration: To register for Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, 5K Run, Tour de Cure, Over The Edge, or any of the other Game On, Greater Washington activities, visit: diabetes.org/gameon.
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