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The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation will host its fifth annual Back-to-School Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

The fair will serve needy children in the metro D.C. area, creating a central place to receive information and items to prepare students for the upcoming school year. Services expected to be offered include dental exams, haircuts, backpacks, school supplies and more.

“The Redskins Back-to-School Fair is so beneficial to participating families trying to make sure that their children are prepared for learning,” said Carlyle Neyazi, the foundation’s executive director. “Each year, we strive to provide families with access to services, items and information that will enable them to start the school year off on the right foot through more than 40 corporate and nonprofit partners from the community.”

Redskins players and alumni, including Ken Jenkins and Stephon Heyer, will be present to assist youth shop for new backpacks and greet families as they arrive to FedEx Field. Additional entertainment for families will include DJs and raffles along with arts & crafts, face painters and more.

Participating sponsors for this year’s fair include Safeway, Hair Cuttery, Build-A-Bear Workshop, PepsiCo, TeamSmile, Visa, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington and others.

For more information on the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s programs and events or to donate, go to or follow the Foundation on Twitter @RedskinsCR and Instagram @redskinsgiveback.

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