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Begay: Redskins foundation a 'gimmick'
Notah Begay III, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour who runs a foundation promoting healthy kids in American Indian communities, calls the new philanthropic venture started by Washington NFL team owner Daniel Snyder nothing more than a public relations gimmick. Snyder answered critics like Begay on Tuesday at a ceremony after his football team donated $100,000 toward a high school athletic field in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, citing a letter he wrote last month when he announced what he calls the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation. "I wrote a letter to the fans and it speaks for itself," Snyder told reporters. "It tells you we did our homework, unlike a lot of people, and we understand the issues out there. We're not an issue. The real issues are real-life issues, real-life needs, and it's time for people to focus on reality."
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