When Joshua Morgan entered their classrooms with stacks of books, most of the children at Washington Grove Elementary School cheered. Others were struck silent, staring at the Redskins receiver with wide eyes and open mouths before rushing in for hugs and high fives.
Morgan visited the Montgomery County school in Gaithersburg, Md., Thursday to take part in the sixth annual Redskins Read FedEx Special Delivery event.
FedEx volunteers helped Morgan unload a delivery truck full of activity books and and stories about Hank Aaron, Barack Obama and more. Throughout the life of the program, FedEx and the Redskins Charitable Foundation have delivered more than 1.7 million books across he Washington, D.C. metro area. Read more »
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Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan experienced a first today: signing a family Christmas letter.
Kerrigan got into the holiday spirit today at the FedEx Office location in Vienna, Va., where he was greeted by a steady line of fans taking part in the FedEx Office Blitz for Tickets program.
Five lucky fans will be picked to win a pair of tickets to Sunday’s Redskins-Eagles game at FedExField through the Blitz for Tickets program, which has been ongoing throughout the 2012 regular season at many NFL cities.
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Earlier this afternoon, Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson joined FedEx workers to read to and distribute Redskins Read activity books to students at the Longview School in Germantown, Md.
This is the 13th year for the Redskins Read program, which was established by the Redskins Charitable Foundation at its inception in 2000. This is the fourth year that the Redskins have teamed up with FedEx, in an effort to spread literacy and learning in the metropolitan area.
The Redskins will distribute approximately 360,000 activity books this year to various area schools. Since 2009, FedEx has helped the Redskins ship more than 480,000 books.
Longview School–a special education school for disabled children–was selected by the Redskins this year thanks to a teacher, Josh Schechter, who wrote a letter requesting a visit from players. He told the organization that he had the biggest Redskins fans in his school and classroom, and he was right.
The school colors for Longview happen to be Burgundy and Gold, and most students and staff show their school and team spirit throughout the year.
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