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For His Philanthropic Efforts, EARL STAFFORD to be Honored at Washington Football Legends


January 19, 2011 (Washington, D.C.) It was officially announced today that business entrepreneur and philanthropist Earl Stafford will be honored during The Third Annual Washington Football Legends event on March 12, 2011. 

Earl Stafford will be the recipient of the Daniel Snyder Community MVP Award. The recipient of this award is honored for being an outstanding member of the local business community and for his or her extraordinary philanthropic endeavors in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. The honoree of this award is selected by the Washington Redskins.

Mr. Stafford is also the Chief Executive Officer of The Wentworth Group LLC., a holding company that provides financial and business support services to the small business community and also provides essential services to smaller businesses that offer services and products in the federal market.

In 2002, Stafford founded The Stafford Foundation. A faith-based, non-profit organization, focused on providing support and assistance to the underserved, the marginalized, the socially and economically distressed and assisting them in helping themselves, and eventually to help others. The Stafford Foundation created and funded The People’s Inaugural Project, which brought together the underserved and the marginalized to witness and participate in the inauguration of President Obama

The Third Annual Washington Football Legends event will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. from 6:00-9:30PM. Through the 501 (c) 3 charities, the Shack Harris & Doug Williams Foundation and Thomas Moorehead’s Sterling Automotive Group Foundation, the event will provide scholarships for minority students to attend college. NBC’s Jim Vance will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

The awards portion of the program will honor individuals for their tremendous contributions to the sport of football and charitable service that they have made to the Washington Community. Previous recipients include Redskins Hall of Famers Bobby Mitchell and Charley Taylor, as well as Coach Herman Boone (Remember the Titans), Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, Washington attorney and philanthropist Jack Olender and sportscaster James “JB” Brown. The event will once again be Presented by Marriott International. The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation serves as a Platinum Sponsor.

Other honorees for 2011 include two Pro Football Hall of Famers:

GEORGE ALLEN, Former Head Coach for the Redskins. George Allen will posthumously receive the Herman Boone Champion of the Gridiron Award. Allen’s sons Bruce (Redskins General Manager) and George, Jr. (former Virginia Governor) will accept the Award on his behalf.

SAM HUFF, Former Linebacker for the Redskins. Huff, the Hall of Fame linebacker, will be present to receive the Bobby Mitchell Champion of the Gridiron Award.

For event ticket information, please contact Marques Fitch at 702-277-7510 or visit