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Tour: Redskins Have Fun In Silver Spring

Posted by Andrew Walker on July 24, 2012 – 5:24 pm

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A group of Washington Redskins cheerleaders and current and former players found themselves trying to keep up with dozens of young children at play on Tuesday.

The Redskins’ 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour was at Silver Spring, Md., as part of an NFL “Play 60” event, a league campaign encouraging children to be active for at least 60 minutes a day to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity.

Current Redskins players DeJon Gomes and Nick Sundberg were joined by former defensive greats Dexter Manley and Charles Mann at the event, which featured the children being broken up into groups and rotating through several active stations.

Before the activities began, however, Mann and Manley spoke with the children about the importance of exercise. Mann showed the group his Super Bowl ring and taught them the importance of sacrifice to reach your goals and dreams.

And Manley — as he did on the first 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour stop in Winchester — took on some of the children in the crowd in a handshaking contest. No children were harmed — at least none that I saw.

Gomes and Sundberg, meanwhile, went to Twitter after the event to show how satisfied they were with the tour stop:



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