Burgundy & Gold Banquet

29th Annual Burgundy & Gold Banquet

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 

Host: Joe Gibbs, Founder and Chairman - Youth For Tomorrow

Chair: Taylor Chess, President of Development, Peterson Companies

Master of Ceremonies: Larry Michael, “Voice of the Washington Redskins”

2018 event photos are available here.

Featured Speaker: Lou Holtz

Lou HoltzLou Holtz is a former American football player, Coach, and now serves as Sports Analyst. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary (1969–1971), North Carolina State University (1972–1975), the New York Jets (1976), the University of Arkansas (1977–1983), the University of Minnesota (1984–1985), the University of Notre Dame (1986–1996), and the University of South Carolina (1999–2004), compiling a career record of 249–132–7. Holtz's 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. Holtz also coached the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) during the 1976 season.

Over the years, the slender, bespectacled Holtz has become known for his quick wit and ability to inspire players. On May 1, 2008, Holtz was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

1700 Tysons Boulevard McLean, Virginia

Founder's Reception - 6:00 P.M.
General Reception - 6:00 P.M.
Dinner - 7:30 P.M.

Download the sponsorship package here. 

The Quarterback Club of Washington - "Redskins Player of the Year" will be awarded.

The Washington Redskins Ed Block Courage Award honoree will also be recognized.

Contacts: Taylor Chess, Burgundy & Gold Chairman, 703-631-7520 or TChess@petersoncos.com

Love Jones, VP Community Relations and Special Events for YFT  703-396-8415  LJones@yftva.com 

Buy your tickets online!

Individual Tickets to the Burgundy & Gold Banquet - $600
Burgundy & Gold Banquet Sponsorship Payment
Tables and sponsorships are available. Please contact Love Jones to reserve your table and receive sponsorship information. 703-396-8415 or ljones@yftva.com

More Information:

Youth For Tomorrow was founded by former Redskins Head Coach Joe Gibbs in 1986. His vision was to provide area teenage boys and girls who were experiencing traumatic circumstances with their families, many times abuse and neglect, a place to call home. While most youth are experiencing a life of hope and promise, our children have had frequent failures with family, school and peers -- in addition to unimaginable personal tragedies. 

"I believe there is nothing more important in life than what we leave behind in terms of how we have helped others.  Years from now no one wil remember who had a great season or who won the Super Bowl.  That's why Youth For Tomorrow is so important.  For each child that we help, we start a chain of good results because he or she will influence his or her own spouse and children and others around them.  And they will pass along what they have learned to others.  What will last in this world is what kind of influence we had on others and making a difference in the life of a child."  Coach Joe Gibbs





2017 Burgundy & Gold