28th Annual Burgundy & Gold Banquet
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Host: Joe Gibbs, Founder and Chairman - Youth For Tomorrow
Chair: Taylor Chess, President of Development, Peterson Companies
Master of Ceremonies: Larry Michael, “Voice of the Washington Redskins”
Featured Speaker: Michael Strahan, Sportcaster for Fox NFL Sunday and Co-Host of ABC's Good Morning America. New York Giants Super Bowl Championship Team in 2007
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard McLean, Virginia
Founder's Reception - 6:00 P.M.
General Reception - 6:00 P.M.
Dinner - 7:30 P.M.
The Quarterback Club of Washington - "Redskins Player of the Year" will be awarded.
The Washington Redskins Ed Block Courage Award honoree will also be recognized.
Contacts: Taylor Chess, Burgundy & Gold Chairman, 703-631-7520 or TChess@petersoncos.com
Love Jones, VP Community Relations and Special Events for YFT 703-396-8415 LJones@yftva.com
Youth For Tomorrow was founded by former Redskins Head Coach Joe Gibbs in 1986. His vision was to provide area teenage boys and girls who were experiencing traumatic circumstances with their families, many times abuse and neglect, a place to call home. While most youth are experiencing a life of hope and promise, our children have had frequent failures with family, school and peers -- in addition to unimaginable personal tragedies.
"I believe there is nothing more important in life than what we leave behind in terms of how we have helped others. Years from now no one wil remember who had a great season or who won the Super Bowl. That's why Youth For Tomorrow is so important. For each child that we help, we start a chain of good results because he or she will influence his or her own spouse and children and others around them. And they will pass along what they have learned to others. What will last in this world is what kind of influence we had on others and making a difference in the life of a child." Coach Joe Gibbs