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October 1, 2014


The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, the Department of Defense and supporting sponsor USAA, an Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the Redskins, hosted the second-annual Salute to Play 60 event at Fort Belvoir for hundreds of youth participants from various military installations.

Washington Redskins’players volunteered their Tuesday “Community Service Day” to motivate and participate in fitness and nutrition activites. In attendance were quarterback, Robert Griffin III, running back. Alfred Morris, fullback, Darrel Young, wide receiver, Ryan Grant, tight end, Niles Paul, offensive lineman, Shawn Lauvao, defensive lineman. Jason Hatcher, linebacker Trent Murphy and safety, Akeem Davis.

Mrs. Dan Snyder and Our Military Heroes

Mrs. Dan Snyder and Our Military Heroes

Joining the players were Tanya Snyder, wife of owner Dan Snyder, WOW Wives, Gayle Jackson, mother of wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, the First Ladies of Football and Nike Trainer Deanna Jefferson.

Gayle Jackson, A Military Hero, and Our Beautiful Cheerleaders

Gayle Jackson, Our Military Hero, Washington Redskins’ Cheerleaders

Kicking off the event was a VIP meet and greet between the players and senior military leadership, followed a check donation presentation of $5,000 each to Air Force, Navy, Army and Marine Corps youth programs on behalf of WRCF.


It was an AWESOME, fun-filled event that provided the participants with the tools to lead healthy lifestyles.