Philip Martin McCaulay will pay the registration fees for a recreational league flag football team in the Washington DC area in the year 2022 to be named the Washington Redtails.
In flag football, a member of the defensive team removes a flag from the ball carrier to end a down. Contact is not permitted between players.
A touchdown, when a player crosses the ball over the goal line, is 6 points . The scoring team can try to run the ball into the end-zone from either the 3 yard line or the 10 yard line. The 3 yard line is worth 1 point and the 10 yard line is worth 2. If the flag of the player who has the ball is pulled while that person is in their own end zone, it is a safety and the other team gets two points.
Flag football is similar to American gridiron football with tackling replaced by flag-pulling. Tackle football rules are changed or simplified to reflect the more recreational nature of the game. The rules are designed to avoid physical contact and injury. There are a smaller number of participating players per side.
The name Washington Redtails is in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. When the pilots painted the tails of their WWII fighters red, the nickname "Red Tails" was coined. Four Tuskegee airmen went on to become generals.