Since 2013 SAFEO has participated as a partnering nonprofit partner with both the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Centerplate Stadium Food Services. This opportunity serves as a year around sustainable fundraising vehicle for us in direct support of our “I Promise” Concussion Awareness Campaign. As a partner we are charged to provide “Game Day “volunteers to serve as customer service reps in the capacity In the DREAM SEATS section at FedEx Field stadium to provide hospitality and refreshments for the Redskins guests.
Some volunteer can also serve as cashiers, cash handlers, food preps and runners at other FedEx Field location such as :Johnny Rockets, Papa John’s pizza, Ben’s Chili Bowl and others just to name a few The opportunity also has a huge upside for our volunteers. The program is open to both adults and students. Students that participate for the entire NFL season can receive up to 100 SSL community service hours. We only require that each participant is at least 16 years and older and attend a 2-3 hours orientation session at FedEx Field. We also encourage businesses, government agencies, churches and other organization to select a game and volunteer as a group.
In return for our efforts, after each game the foundation contributes 11% of the food sales and 8% of the beverage sales towards our charity to help us continue our grassroots outreach in disseminating informative materials and host conferences about concussions to underprivileged neighborhoods helping young inner city student athletes, their parents and coaches become more aware and educated about the dangers and risk factors associated with youth and sports related concussions. Our volunteers play a vital role in helping Team SAFEO ensure that guest at FedEx Field receives the full spectrum of benefits that comes along with the Redskins/ NFL experience. In 2015 we registered over 300 volunteers and our goal in 2016 is to double that number.