At today’s “Covered for the Holidays” event at the Metro Center Macy’s, the Redskins players got to interact on the same level as elementary school children.
But in order to do that, they had to be properly outfitted upon arrival.
One of the additional perks of the day is that students were given a balloon along with their coats, hats, gloves and goodie bags. Who would have suspected that the balloons would end up being one of the favorite items, especially among players.
Before the players ever arrived, the students entertained themselves with a joust:
And the horseplay didn’t stop once the players arrived. It just featured grown men after a while.
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The Redskins Charitable Foundation and Redskins players Oshiomogho Atogwe, David Anderson, Terrence Austin, Brandon Banks, DeJon Gomes, Sean Locklear, Darrion Scott, Donte’ Stallworth, Josh Wilson, Dough Worthington, Logan Paulsen and Travon Bellamy went to the Macy’s in downtown D.C. to hand out winter clothes to 300 underserved children from the greater metro area.
This is a big event for the Redskins and Macy’s, but it’s also a hit with the players. This is a rare opportunity for them to interact with their youngest fans, and provide them with something that they really need:
Coat drive @ Macy's in dc today!!!! I love giving back and seeing others smile!!!—
Brandon Banks (@speedybanks16) December 06, 2011
Upon arrival, the players mingled with the kids, and took a liking to the kids’ balloons. They instantly gravitated to the balloon booth and got arrows, swords and all manner of Christmas critters:
And then there was Redskins returner Brandon Banks, who got a reindeer balloon hat before helping kids get a Redskins cap and gloves:
Redskins safety Oshiomogho Atogwe showed off his fashionista chic style, by helping find coats for some of the little girls. If patrolling center field doesn’t work for O.J., I think he has a natural gift for retail: Read more »
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