Just yesterday, Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon made his preseason debut. Today, he’s spending his off day distributing jerseys to three local high schools. Since signing here last March, he’s made a concerted effort to give back to a community that took him in with open arms.
Earlier this year, Garcon opened up a Facebook contest to all high schools in the Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia area for the once in a lifetime opportunity to have their football teams get a uniform makeover—all courtesy of the six-year veteran.
In a video message to all local schools, Garcon informed the community that he’d be replacing old jerseys at a high school in all three areas.
After collecting thousands of responses, the winning schools were Theodore Roosevelt High School of Washington, D.C., Springbrook High School of Maryland, and Thomas Jefferson High School of Virginia.
Three schools. Three Teams. Fresh Swag.
Despite having to travel over 60 miles to reach all three schools, Garcon put aside the worries of everyday travel and was on hand to see the youth of this community get rewarded with new gear right before football season opens up.
First up, Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia.
Next up is the Roosevelt High School Rough Riders. Roosevelt, located in the heart of our Nation’s Capital, is a public school.
And Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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