PA Gov. Ridge Issues Statement Congratulating Carlisle for Winning Back The Washington Redskins for Summer Training

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge
 today issued the following statement congratulating Carlisle, Cumberland
 County, for winning back the Washington Redskins for their summer training
 camp.  The Redskins spent summers in Carlisle from 1963 to 1994.
 
     "One of my top priorities has been to bring people back to Pennsylvania.
 We have new, high-tech jobs; the lowest taxes in 10 years; and a rich quality
 of life that's better than ever.  So we've sent a strong message across the
 nation:  Come invent the future in Pennsylvania.
     "Today, I'm proud to welcome the Washington Redskins back to invent its
 future in Carlisle.  And I congratulate Dickinson College and Carlisle Mayor
 Kirk Wilson.  As I wrote to Washington Redskins President Stephen Baldacci
 back in February, Carlisle and Dickinson College have proven they know how to
 treat the Redskins and welcome the chance to prove it again.
     "I wrote to Redskins President Baldacci as a governor who knows the pride
 and the economic opportunity a team can bring to a state, but also as someone
 who personally remembers the Redskins practicing in Carlisle, from my days as
 a law-school student in Carlisle in the early 1970s.
     "I congratulate and thank the Washington Redskins for returning to Central
 Pennsylvania.  Welcome home!"
 
     NOTE:  The Governor's letter is attached.
 
                               February 27, 2001
 
 
 Stephen Baldacci, President
 Washington Redskins
 21300 Redskins Park Drive
 Ashburn, VA  20147
 
 Dear Mr. Baldacci:
 
     Thank you for visiting Pennsylvania earlier this month, to consider
 returning the Redskins' summer training headquarters to Carlisle.
 
     Pennsylvania would love to have the Redskins back.
 
     I'm writing not only as Governor, but also as someone who personally
 remembers the Redskins in Carlisle.  As a law student at The Dickinson School
 of Law in the early 1970s, I well remember watching the Redskins practice, and
 experiencing how the Carlisle community embraced the team as their own.
 
     Carlisle and Dickinson College have proven they know how to treat the
 Redskins -- they would welcome the chance to prove it again.
 
     Hoping you will bring the Redskins back to their Pennsylvania home, I
 remain,
 
                             Very truly yours,
 
 
 
                             Tom Ridge
 
     CONTACT:  Tom Charles, Editor, Pennsylvania Commonwealth News Bureau,
 717-783-1116.
 
 

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor
    HARRISBURG, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge
 today issued the following statement congratulating Carlisle, Cumberland
 County, for winning back the Washington Redskins for their summer training
 camp.  The Redskins spent summers in Carlisle from 1963 to 1994.
 
     "One of my top priorities has been to bring people back to Pennsylvania.
 We have new, high-tech jobs; the lowest taxes in 10 years; and a rich quality
 of life that's better than ever.  So we've sent a strong message across the
 nation:  Come invent the future in Pennsylvania.
     "Today, I'm proud to welcome the Washington Redskins back to invent its
 future in Carlisle.  And I congratulate Dickinson College and Carlisle Mayor
 Kirk Wilson.  As I wrote to Washington Redskins President Stephen Baldacci
 back in February, Carlisle and Dickinson College have proven they know how to
 treat the Redskins and welcome the chance to prove it again.
     "I wrote to Redskins President Baldacci as a governor who knows the pride
 and the economic opportunity a team can bring to a state, but also as someone
 who personally remembers the Redskins practicing in Carlisle, from my days as
 a law-school student in Carlisle in the early 1970s.
     "I congratulate and thank the Washington Redskins for returning to Central
 Pennsylvania.  Welcome home!"
 
     NOTE:  The Governor's letter is attached.
 
                               February 27, 2001
 
 
 Stephen Baldacci, President
 Washington Redskins
 21300 Redskins Park Drive
 Ashburn, VA  20147
 
 Dear Mr. Baldacci:
 
     Thank you for visiting Pennsylvania earlier this month, to consider
 returning the Redskins' summer training headquarters to Carlisle.
 
     Pennsylvania would love to have the Redskins back.
 
     I'm writing not only as Governor, but also as someone who personally
 remembers the Redskins in Carlisle.  As a law student at The Dickinson School
 of Law in the early 1970s, I well remember watching the Redskins practice, and
 experiencing how the Carlisle community embraced the team as their own.
 
     Carlisle and Dickinson College have proven they know how to treat the
 Redskins -- they would welcome the chance to prove it again.
 
     Hoping you will bring the Redskins back to their Pennsylvania home, I
 remain,
 
                             Very truly yours,
 
 
 
                             Tom Ridge
 
     CONTACT:  Tom Charles, Editor, Pennsylvania Commonwealth News Bureau,
 717-783-1116.
 
 SOURCE  Pennsylvania Office of the Governor