To honor the Washington Commanders, Draft Party 2023 featured an array of festivities and events. The day commenced around 11 am when iHeart's BIG100 hosts Don Geronimo and Lisa Berigan took the stage to kick off the proceedings. Julie Donaldson then interviewed Washington Commanders' players Jahan Dotson, Jonathon Allen, Emmanuel Forbes Jr., and Sam Howell, broadcast live on a giant screen for all attendees to watch.
The remaining celebrations were led by appearances from HOT 99.5's Your Morning Show's Intern John and Elizabethany and DC101's Tamo. These festivities included fan engagement, competitions, and ticket distributions. The Command Force squad also performed an energetic dance routine, showcasing their support for the team in burgundy and gold. It's clear that the fans are excited and eager to support the Washington Commanders throughout the upcoming season.
During the event, the audience was thrilled to hear from Emmanuel Forbes Jr., the new draft pick, who offered reassurance about the team's future success. The National Harbor provided a perfect location for commemorating the NFL Draft, with a lively atmosphere filled with fans sporting Commanders' gear and enjoying various attractions, including food, photo opportunities, a Ferris wheel, and a kids' play area overlooking the water.