Washington Redskins alums Santana Moss and Fred Smoot, along with 10 D.C. Divas players, teamed up to teach football fundamentals to 70 women from the Women of Washington Redskins (WOW) fan club in the Indoor Training Facility at Redskins Park in Ashburn on Dec. 16.
D.C. Diva’s, a Washington, D.C.-based professional women’s tackle football team, are the 2015 and 2016 Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) national champions. The team made the WFA playoffs in 12 of the past 13 seasons.
Moss, a wide receiver who played for the Redskins from 2005-14, and Smoot, a cornerback who played for the Redskins from 2001-4 and 2007-8, taught the women football skills through drills in a series of 4 different stations in the practice bubble.
“The Women of Washington have been doing a great job in the community with these events,” said Moss.
“It’s fun for everyone. It brings the community and the Redskins family closer together,” Smoot added.
After the practice, the guests visited the team cafeteria for a luncheon with Smoot, Moss and the D.C. Divas players. Several women won autographed Redskins merchandise in a raffle.
The WOW members had the opportunity to see the team’s 3 Super Bowl trophies (1992, 1988 and 1983) that are displayed in the building. A Christmas tree with the requisite burgundy and gold ornaments adorned the entrance way.
“I always enjoy going to the WOW events because I have met and become friends with several other ladies who love the Redskins like I do,” said Rhonda Killmon, a WOW member. ” What was even more special about this event was we got to eat in the Redskins dining hall and our food was cooked by the Redskins very own chef! Such a tremendous experience!
WOW, the largest women’s program in the NFL, hosts programming and events, including football clinics, pre-game parties and other behind-the-scene opportunities with the team. Find out more about the free year-round events at www.wowredskins.com.