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Tour: Virginia Beach And Busch Gardens

Posted by Andrew Walker on June 2, 2012 – 12:42 pm

The Washington Redskins got Virginia Beach and Busch Gardens rockin’ Saturday in the team’s 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour.

Nine current and former Redskins and the Washington Redskins cheerleaders made the stops and spoke on the stages, which were set up overlooking the beautiful beach area and at the Virginia amusement park.

Appearing for the Redskins were Fred Dean, Frank Grant, Clarence Vaughn, Stephen Bowen, Nick Sundberg, Niles Paul, Darrion Scott, Markus White and Doug Worthington.

The event was exciting for the hundreds of fans, like Michael Whalen of Suffolk, Va.

Whalen said he became a Redskins fan in 1980 when he moved to Virginia from New Jersey, where he was originally a Jets fan.

“I went with the winners,” Whalen said.

Whalen expects this season’s 80th Anniversary to “be like every other year,” but sees “dramatic improvement” with the addition of first-round draft pick, quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Whalen — who was wearing his new No. 10 Griffin III shirt to the event — said he was disappointed that his Griffin III-styled Superman socks hadn’t shipped in yet.

“I was hoping to wear them today,” he said.

The tour continued at 4 p.m. when the 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour bus made its way to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va. The trip featured 20 players, cheerleaders and team officials riding Busch Gardens’ newest ride, the Verbolten.

Here’s a photo gallery of today’s stops at Virginia Beach and Busch Gardens:

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11 Responses to “Tour: Virginia Beach And Busch Gardens”

  1. By Tessa Altman on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply

    OH MY GODDNESS!!! i WAS THERE TODAY AND IT WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!! HAIL TO THE REDESKINS!!!!! I am Tessa Altman, I am 15 years old die hard REDSKINS fan. I am also the one with the ERIK COOK jersey GO #58!!!!!! It was great to meet some of my favorite players and have them sign my jersey. you alll thanked us for being great fans but I think you all for being a great team!!! HTTR!!!

  2. By mel andrews on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply

    Love those Players, fans and HOT cheerleaders——-

  3. By spearsnva on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply

    It was a fun time had by most in Va. Beach. Was to run from 11-1 a two hour event. Started ~11:10 at noon the 80th bus was pulling out.. Many people where just coming up to catch the event and the bus was already gone. Not sure how the timing got so watered down?

    The event should have been coordinated much better.

    Moving forward; heres to a magicial 80th!

  4. By Stephanie on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply

    You guys MADE our day!!!!! I’m still grinnin er to ear! Can’t wait to frame the picture of my 3 year old son with the cheerleaders!!!! Thanks so muchfor taking time out o your busy schedule to spen te day with your BIGGEST fans!!! GO SKINS…HTTR forever baby!!!!!

  5. By Lisa on Jun 2, 2012 | Reply

    How about the event that was supposed to run from 4-6 at Busch Gardens, but really only ran until 5 because they were turning people away. Rudely I might add. You can thank the Busch Gardens staff for that. All in all, very dissapointing coordination if you ask me, let’s hope this is not indiciative of the upcoming season.

  6. By R Hunter on Jun 3, 2012 | Reply

    It was great to see everyone , My Son and I were very pleased to get to meet some of the players .I know he was .they took a Picture of my Tattoo was hoping to see it up here.Great time Im the old guy with the gotee and the Sean Taylor Jersey.It was a little short though like the Gentle men said.

  7. By S Daniels on Jun 3, 2012 | Reply

    Had the best time ever at BG. How exciting it was to celebrate 80 years of awesome football with the best team. We cant wait til kick off. We loved meeting you all but B.Banks was truely missed.

  8. By SammyB33 on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    Hail Redskins Nation.
    Old SammyB33 was there. Had a great time! Wish i could go everyday! HAIL TO THE REDSKINS! and FIGHT FOR OLD DC!!!

  9. By brennsdad on Jun 4, 2012 | Reply

    I wish I knew about this sinc eI live in Suffolk as well… What ever happened to the beach blitz, that used to be an awesome event for Hampton Roads!

  10. By Steve on Jan 22, 2013 | Reply

    Joe Theismann will be speaking at the Chesapeake Sports Club on 3/21/2013. Go to http://www.chesapeakesportsclub.com for more info.

  11. By Scott on Feb 27, 2013 | Reply

    This was so much fun! đŸ™‚

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