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80th Bus Tour At Commonwealth Games

Posted by Daniel Zimmet on July 21, 2012 – 1:40 am

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On Friday afternoon, the Redskins 80th Anniversary Bus Tour made one of its final stops, this time at the 23rd Annual Virginia Commonwealth Games.  Nearly 2,000 Redskins fans gathered at the Roanoke Civic Center to meet current and former members of the burgundy and gold.  Sophomore players DeJon Gomes and Aldrick Robinson were joined by Redskins’ greats Ken Harvey, Dexter Manley, Frank Grant and Roy Jefferson aboard the Thank You Bus.

The highlight of the event was hearing from the legends, who expressed their deep gratitude to the fans.

“The first time you see how diehard the Redskins fans are – it’s almost scary, it’s almost intimidating because it’s hard to believe that people care so much about a sport that you would do for fun,” Ken Harvey said.

Fans gave Harvey a roaring ovation, proof that the admiration flows both ways.  Readers at home will remember that Harvey went to the Pro Bowl four times in his career, and was the first Redskin to lead the NFC in sacks.  Even after 13 years of retirement, Harvey beamed with Redskins pride, and looked like he could still physically compete for the sack title.

Former receiver Roy Jefferson is a candidate for the “10 for 80″ fan vote campaign, and has been a familiar face on the Thank You Tour.  He shared in Harvey’s gratitude, adding: “It’s a pleasure to be able to move up and down Virginia, to Maryland and D.C., to thank the fans that have been behind us all the way.”

The next tour stop is coming up quickly on July 24 in Montgomery Country where the Redskins will be visiting the Maryland Sports and Soccerplex for a Play 60 event.


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  1. By Joe Crandall on Jul 21, 2012 | Reply

    I was one of the skins fans in attendance on Friday and I just wanted to thank everyone who came down and made Roanoke feel like a special place. DJ and Aldie were so cool and humble, Amanda and the cheerleaders were very nice – and very easy on the eyes for that matter :) and the former players were so appreciative of our support. I got some great autographs and memories. Thanks again!! It’s gonna be a great year!! HTTR!!

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