Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is personally providing 150 new football uniforms to one high school in each of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Last month, he held a contest on Facebook for students to a make a pitch for their high schools.
After collecting all of the responses, the winning schools are as follows:
Thomas Jefferson High School of Virginia , Springbrook High School of Maryland, and Theodore Roosevelt High School of Washington, DC..
“I’m excited to help the schools out and motivate them to do well,” Garcon said.
Garcon is not tied to any of the schools, and just wanted to give back to the local community that has embraced him so much since signing here last March.
When developing the idea for the online contest, he remembered his high school football days and how incredible Friday nights were and the passion it brought out of each school’s fan base.
He hopes that the new uniforms will increase excitement this season.
“I wanted to do something that was unique, and show support for the community,” Garcon said. “I hope that the brand new jerseys add to the great feelings of Friday night.”
No. 88 also hopes he can make a few of each schools games this fall, but it will depend on what fits with the Redskins schedule.
He will also be working closely with each school’s athletic directors to help design the jerseys.
Stay tuned to the Redskins Blog, as we will post photos of the new jerseys once they are picked!
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