The gap between the start of free agency and the draft can be one of the longest of the NFL calendar year, but this is a good weekend for your Redskins fix. Lots of players will be out and about in the community this weekend, and you can catch some of them at the following events:
Anthony Armstrong is hosting a Celebrity All-Star basketball game tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Stafford High School. (Address: 33 Stafford Indian Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405). Redskins and Ravens fans will be treated to a jointly-hosted event by Armstrong and Maryland grad Torrey Smith in Fredericksburg, Va. This is the second annual “Ravens vs. Redskins themed Celebrity Basketball Game,” and brings great football players together for a great cause. Proceeds to benefit Armstrong’s Lucky13 Charitable Foundation.
(via Mike Jones, Washington Post): Collectors’ Showcase of America sports memorabilia show Saturday at the Dulles Expo Center. (Address: 4320 Chantilly Center, Chantilly, Virginia 20151). Redskins players Lorenzo Alexander, Roy Helu, Evan Royster and Darrel Young, along with former Redskins Dexter Manley, Ravin Caldwell, Maxie Baughan, Darryl Grant, Keith Griffin, Roy Jefferson, Bob Kuziel, Paul Laaveg, Walt Rock, Lonnie Sanders, as well as former defensive coordinator Richie Petitbon and former general manager Charley Casserly are expected to be in attendance.
(via Susan Jenkins, Crofton Patch): Meet Josh Wilson at the new Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Waugh Chapel Towne Centre. (Address: 1417 South Main Chapel Way, Crofton Md.) The store will give out wristbands starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Wilson will be at the store from 1-3 p.m. The store will also give away Columbia T-shirts while supplies last.
Pres. Bill Clinton’s fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting in Washington, D.C. Anthony Armstrong, Joshua Morgan, and former Redskins receiver Donte’ Stallworth are expected to be in attendance. The events brings together more than 1,000 students, representing all 50 states, more than 75 countries, and approximately 300 college and universities, along with leaders in business, nonprofit, government and celebrities engaged in efforts to create positive change.
In other news, a slow week at Redskins Park means that it was a busy week for players with their families. Here are a few of the pictures that players shared of their families on Twitter:
Stephen Bowen led the defensive line in sacks last season, despite losing one of his newborn twin sons to prematurity and his mother-in-law to illness. For his valiant effort and focus, he was a landslide winner of the team’s Ed Block Courage Award.
Fellow defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins has been steadily rehabbing his way back from an ACL injury that ended his rookie season. But just because he’s in Washington doesn’t mean he isn’t thinking about his family back home, as he sent his mom some flowers. They were very well received:
And anyone looking for a scholarship to help pay for college should consider the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s Annual $25,000 college scholarship.
High school seniors attending either a Washington, D.C. or Prince George’s County, Md. school may apply for the scholarship by visiting https://apply.collegesuccessfoundation.org/dc/ and selecting “D.C. Leadership – 1,000 Scholarship.”
The scholarship application deadline is Friday, April 6 at 5 p.m. ET.
Have a Burgundy and Gold weekend, everyone!