Three quick notes about upcoming events involving Redskins and/or charities and/or the Redskins Charitable Foundation.
- On April 3, Reed Doughty is participating in the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk; you can sign up to support his walk team (and join the walk) here. It’s a cause that has tremendous personal resonance for Doughty, as his son Micah was born with kidney disease. As Doughty writes on the Walk website, “The first months of Micah’s life consisted of medications, daily dialysis for almost a year, and trips to the emergency room. Finally, when Micah was 18 months old, he was ready for a kidney transplant. [Doughty's wife] Katie donated one of her kidneys to him.” Things are going well for Micah and family now, but it’s easy to understand why Doughty so strongly supports this charity.
- April 8 is the deadline for high-potential, low-income high school students in D.C. and Prince George’s County to apply for the Redskins Charitable Foundation’s $25,000 scholarship. You can find the eligibility details and application here, and it’s also worth taking a look back at the story of last year’s winner, future bilingual pediatrician Kiana Hardy.
- And Saturday April 23 is Lorenzo Alexander and Kedric Golston‘s second annual Ride To Provide in Reston, Virginia, which raises money for Alexander’s ACES Foundation as well as orphaned babies, poverty-stricken women and children in Africa. Last year’s inaugural event was excellent, and I see no reason to imagine that this year should be any different.
They’re all worthy causes, and I hope you’ll be able to help support them.
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