Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award last night on behalf of the NFL for his support of their Grassroots program which provides grants to build or resurface football fields in areas of need of financial assistance.
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) – the nation’s leading organization dedicated to revitalizing and sustaining American communities – hosted their 30th Anniversary Gala at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art & Portraits in D.C. last night, honoring the NFL’s long-standing commitment to refurbish youth community fields nationwide.
The NFL has been one of the LISC’s most generous supporters having invested $30 million to build and restore 225 athletic fields in 50 metropolitan areas around the country.
Snyder has been particularly active in the Grassroots program, having helped build or renovate more than 28 football fields in the Washington D.C. area through the Redskins Charitable Foundation.
Snyder has voiced the importance of getting children and teens outdoors to exercise as one of the main reasons why he’s been so passionate about this particular initiative.