Redskins continue tradition of giving back as training camp continues
RICHMOND, Va. – As the Washington Redskins gear up for another exciting year on the gridiron, they're also finding ways to give back to the community during training camp.
For the past four years, the Redskins have called Richmond home for training camp and during that time, the team's charitable foundation has donated more than $250,000 to the Richmond Community for the Youth.
On Friday, the Redskins continued to give back.
More than two dozen kids had the opportunity to take the field and go through some of the drills the pros do. They learned fundamentals of footwork, passing and team building. It was the perfect opportunity to combine physical fitness and fun at the same time, which is a big part of the NFL's Play 60 program.
"It's really nice and has been really fun. And I got a lot of autographs," said Diego, who participated in the day's events.
"Our goal is to number one thoughtfully expose children to the game of football and make it fun for them; share with them some different ways they can get active while they're doing it; and really just make it feel accessible. We do a variety of things around health and wellness outside of football as well," said Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation Executive Director Jane Rodgers.
The kids were excited to be on the same field that the Redskins players have been on.
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