Twenty-three years ago (yesterday), the tick-tock started on the ‘Hank Time’ clock. Via Leonard Hankerson’s twitter (@HankTime85):
It didn’t go completely unnoticed in Redskins Nation that Monday was Hankerson’s big day, I confess that I just didn’t have a compelling reason to write about it.
That is, until Hankerson spent his first full day as a 23-year-old reading with area children as part of the Charitable Foundation’s ‘Redskins Read’ program. Then it became a very special event for everyone.
The students and staff at the Longview School were very appreciative of their visitor, and had a big birthday welcome for the young receiver: Read more »
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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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