LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Washington Redskins and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced today owner Daniel M. Snyder and his wife, Mrs. Tanya Snyder, will be honored with the Charles B. Wang International Children’s Award at the NCMEC annual Hope Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 6 at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.
The Hope Awards Dinner is an annual celebration honoring individuals, celebrities, media and public figures whose efforts have made the world a safer place for children.
The Snyders have been long-time supporters of NCMEC, providing financial support for the construction of the Daniel M. Snyder and Family Communications Center at NCMEC’s headquarters in Alexandria, Va.
“Dan and Tanya Snyder’s support of such a key part of the center’s success – our 24/7 Call Center – demonstrates a true commitment to the safety of our nation’s most precious resource – our children,” said NCMEC co-founder and long-time “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh.
“We are very humbled to be named as recipients of this Award, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the National Center,” Snyder said. “Their work is astounding, and, as parents, we want to help make sure all families who are faced with these issues have access to the vital support the National Center provides.”
NCMEC is a nonprofit organization, established in 1984 and designated by Congress to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children.
ABOUT THE REDSKINS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION: The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, the non-profit philanthropic arm of the team, combines the influence and popularity of the Washington Redskins with the resources and assets of area corporations. Founded by owner Daniel M. Snyder, the Charitable Foundation is guided by its Leadership Council that consists of CEOs who help shape and define the philanthropic efforts of the Redskins to achieve a measurable impact on youth development in the areas of education, community outreach and health and wellness. Visit www.Redskins.com and click on Community for more information.
ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, “Hail to the Redskins.” The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snyder since 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN®: The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children. Authorized by Congress to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on these issues, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 193,000 children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline, a mechanism for reporting child pornography, child sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual exploitation. Since it was created in 1998, more than 2.3 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been received, and more than 107 million suspected child pornography images have been reviewed. NCMEC works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, visit www.missingkids.com. Follow NCMEC on Twitter and like NCMEC on Facebook.