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HELPING CHILDREN OF OUR FALLEN MILITARY TROOPS LAUGH AGAIN: YELLOW RIBBONS UNITED PLAYFIELD IN THE PARK ON SATURDAY, MAY 24 BRINGS SMILES TO THE TAPS GOOD GRIEF CAMP

Current and Former Washington Redskins Players Enjoy Sports & Fun with Children & Teens Over Memorial Day Weekend.

HELPING CHILDREN OF OUR FALLEN MILITARY TROOPS LAUGH AGAIN: YELLOW RIBBONS UNITED PLAYFIELD IN THE PARK ON SATURDAY, MAY 24 BRINGS SMILES TO THE TAPS GOOD GRIEF CAMP

Current and Former Washington Redskins Players Enjoy Sports & Fun with Children & Teens Over Memorial Day Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 19, 2014

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of children and teens attending the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Good Grief Camp and Honoring Our Heroes Camp over Memorial Day Weekend will have something extra special to smile about. On Saturday, May 24, 11:45am-2:00pm, they will attend the Yellow Ribbons United (YRU) Playfield in the Park complete with an incredible picnic lunch loaded with sports activities and fun, thanks to YRU and a host of sponsors, including NFL Play60, NFL Punt Pass and Kick, American Girl, Washington Kastles, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Dog Tag Bakery and Lifetime Fitness.

Several current and former Washington Redskins players will join the hundreds of children and teens for a picnic lunch that includes interactive sports games, pretend tea parties, cupcakes, and fun activities. The event will be hosted by Emma and Derrick Dockery co-founders of Yellow Ribbons United.

The approximately 500 children who attend the TAPS Good Grief Camp have lost a parent or sibling serving in the Armed Forces; and children attending the TAPS Honoring Our Heroes Camp, are growing up in families impacted by military loss. The children and teens hail from around the country and will participate in events throughout Memorial Day Weekend with their families who are part of the TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar & Good Grief Camp (full media schedule).

Current and former Washington Redskins players who are confirmed to attend: Lee Evans, Derrick Frost, Kedric Golston, Darrell Green, Ade Jimoh, Robert Malone, Perry Riley, Rocky McIntosh, Antwaan Randle El, Shawn Springs, Nick Sundberg

Event Date & Time: Saturday, May 24, 11:45am-2:00pm

Location: Potomac Park near the Washington Monument on the National Mall

Media Contact & RSVP Information: Media seeking to cover this event must RSVP and request credentials from Ami Neiberger-Miller or James Hutton, 202.588.8277, ami@taps.org, james.hutton@taps.org

About TAPS
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes and has offered support to more than 50,000 surviving family members of our fallen military and their caregivers since 1994. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to www.taps.org or call the toll-free TAPS resource and information helpline at 1.800.959.TAPS (8277).