Thursday, June 27, 2013

Due to Outstanding Response Redskins Double Volunteers Serving As Training Camp Ambassadors


The Metro-Richmond area’s response to last week’s call for training camp Ambassadors has been tremendous. More than 800 individuals have applied to the Ambassador program after the City of Richmond’s Neighbor-To-Neighbor initiative and the Washington Redskins requested a core group of 100 volunteers to be Richmond Training Camp Ambassadors. As a result of the strong response and anticipated attendance, the Redskins are doubling opportunities to participate in the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Camp by modifying their original plan of 35 volunteers per shift to 70 volunteers a shift. As a result, the application process will be extended to 5 p.m. tomorrow, June 28. To register or to obtain a complete list of details about this fantastic volunteer opportunity, please visit www.richmondgov.com/NeighborToNeighbor.

Selected individuals will serve as Ambassadors for one of two time slots per day, either 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from noon to 6 p.m., throughout the four week training camp period. The training camp will begin on July 25 and conclude on August 16. The Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center is located at 2401 West Leigh Street.

When Richmond Training Camp Ambassadors work a certain benchmark number of shifts, they will be rewarded based on the following scale:

Three shifts worked receive a Washington Redskins Pin;
Five shifts worked receive a 2nd Washington Redskins Pin;
Seven shifts worked receive the opportunity to attend an autograph session with Redskin players and coaches;
Ten shifts worked receive a trip for the Richmond Training Camp Ambassador plus one guest to attend a Washington Redskins home game to include bus transportation;
Twelve or more shifts worked receive a trip for the Richmond Training Camp Ambassador plus one guest to attend a Washington Redskins home game to include bus transportation, plus the opportunity to be part of a special on-field pre-game presentation

Preference will be given to individuals who can commit to volunteer to higher number of shifts. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Volunteers Needed to Serve as Bon Secours Washington Redskins Richmond Training Camp Ambassadors


The City of Richmond’s Neighbor-To-Neighbor initiative and the Washington Redskins are looking for a core group of 100 volunteers to be Richmond Training Camp Ambassadors. Ambassadors will volunteer for one of two time slots per day, either 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from noon to 6 p.m., throughout the four week training camp period. The training camp will begin on July 25 and conclude on August 16. The Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center is located at 2401 West Leigh Street.

“Richmond Training Camp Ambassadors will help put the best face on our city and its many amenities as they assist visitors and showcase the very best the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Camp has to offer,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones.

When Richmond Training Camp Ambassadors work a certain benchmark number of shifts, they will be rewarded based on the following scale:

Three shifts worked receive a Washington Redskins Pin;
  • Five shifts worked receive a 2nd Washington Redskins Pin;
  • Seven shifts worked receive the opportunity to attend an autograph session with Redskin players and coaches;
  • Ten shifts worked receive a trip for the Richmond Training Camp Ambassador plus one guest to attend a Washington Redskins home game to include bus transportation;
  • Twelve or more shifts worked receive a trip for the Richmond Training Camp Ambassador plus one guest to attend a Washington Redskins home game to include bus transportation, plus the opportunity to be part of a special on-field pre-game presentation


Preference will be given to individuals who can commit to volunteer to higher number of shifts. To register or to obtain a complete list of details about this fantastic volunteer opportunity, interested individuals should visit www.richmondgov.com/NeighborToNeighbor.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer Meals for Kids Program


The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) is again partnering with the USDA’s Summer Meals for Kids Program. This free program provides children and teens (up to 18 years old) with nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners during the summer months. Even if your child does not participate in one of the City’s PRCF summer camps, your child can still participate in the USDA Summer Meals for Kids Program. Walk-ins during meal times are always welcome. For a list of locations, please click here
Currently, we have 119 sites registered for the 2013 Summer Meals for Kids Program. New locations are welcomed and those interested should call (804) 646-5698 for more information.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Movies in the Park 2013

Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy a movie in a city park this summer. The City’s Department of Park, Recreation and Community Facilities will again present Movies in the Park every Friday evening this summer. This year’s flicks include Madagascar 3, Rise of the Guardians, Paranorman, Hotel Transylvania, The Amazing Spiderman, Brave, Cirque Du Soleil, Jack the Giant Slayer, and Oz the Great and Powerful. Please click here for a full listing and I look forward to seeing you in a city park this summer.


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Festival of the Arts at Dogwood Dell 2013

Mayor Dwight C. Jones and the City of Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities proudly present the 57th Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell 2013. For more information, please visit www.richmondgov.com/parks.