WASHINGTON, D.C. — The DC Touchdown Club presented by Capital Bank N.A. is excited to announce its third annual Awards Dinner, which will honor former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann and local coach Roy Lester on Thursday, March 26 in Bethesda, Md.
“The DC Touchdown Club is a great fit for Capital Bank because we’re both young organizations working to make a positive impact in the community,” said Ed Barry, CEO of Capital Bank, N.A. “We are pleased to be a part of the Club’s mission to increase football’s philanthropic influence, and are excited to sponsor the Awards Dinner. We look forward to honoring one of the game's most recognizable faces in town in Joe Theismann and a dedicated coach like Roy Lester who molded so many players into fine young men.”
Theismann, who played 12 seasons for the Redskins and led the team to its first-ever Super Bowl championship in 1982, will be presented a Lifetime Achievement Award. Theismann was named the NFL Man of the Year in 1982 for his community service and dedication to the health and welfare of children. He was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1983. After his playing career, Theismann became a restaurant owner and television commentator.
Lester, a three-sport athlete at West Virginia University, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and be inducted into the Touchdown Club Circle of Legends. Lester guided teams to three Maryland high school state championships (including Paint Branch High School in 1975) and had a three-year stint as the head coach at the University of Maryland. His teams at Richard Montgomery once won 25 consecutive games and he finished his high school career with 260 victories. After retiring as the coach at Magruder High School in Derwood, the school named its stadium after Lester.
“We are thrilled to be able to honor such an amazing pair of football minds,” said DC Touchdown Club Executive Director Steve Beck. “While this is just our third year, the DC Touchdown Club Awards Dinner has cemented its place as an event for the Washington-area football community to come together and enjoy a night of camaraderie.”
Additionally, the DC Touchdown Club will honor the region’s top high school and college players and coaches.
Tables and individual tickets can be purchased at dctouchdownclub.com/awards-dinner.