On Now
Coming Up
  • Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM EDT Live The Morning Blitz The Morning Blitz with Al Galdi is live from 5-7am on ESPN980!
  • Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT Live Cooley & Kevin Join Cooley & Kevin on each weekday morning from 7-11am on ESPN980!
  • Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT Live The Bram Weinstein Show Bram Weinstein is live 11am-1pm presented by Window Nation on ESPN980!
  • Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Live Inside The Locker Room Join Doc Walker, B-Mitch and Scott Jackson are live weekday afternoons at 1pm-4pm on ESPN980!
  • Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT Live The Steve Czaban Show Steve Czaban and Scott Linn live on ESPN980!


  • Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EDT Live Game Plan with Larry Michael Larry Michael discusses the upcoming Redskins at Eagles game live on ESPN980!


  • Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT Live Koch Industries Redskins PreGame Show with Kevin Sheehan

    Tune in to ESPN980 for the Official Redskins Radio Pregame Show w/ Kevin Sheehan Presented by Koch Industries before the Redskins take on the Eagles!


  • Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM EDT Live Live Broadcast: Redskins at Eagles Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles


  • Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 11:30 PM - 11:59 PM EDT DLT Solutions Post-Game Show w/Scott Jackson and Clinton Portis

    DLT Solutions PostGame Show with Scott Jackson and Clinton Portis live on ESPN980!


  • Tue., Oct. 24, 2017 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM EDT Live The Morning Blitz The Morning Blitz with Al Galdi is live from 5-7am on ESPN980!

News

Print
RSS

Redskins Teach Positivity With Football

Posted Oct 24, 2012

Tuesdays are typically an NFL players' day away from the office, an opportunity to step away from football and relax, but that wasn't the case at FedExField yesterday.

Tuesdays are typically an NFL players' day away from the office, an opportunity to step away from football and relax.

That wasn't the case for Stephen Bowen, Niles Paul, Brandon Banks and Joshua Morgan, who spent yesterday at FedExField as part of the Live Positively Youth Flag Football Clinic, presented by the Redskins Charitable Foundation and Coca-Cola.

"These days, every kid wants to stay in and play video games.  They don't really want to go out and ride bikes like I did when I was a kid," Bowen said between games.  "This is a chance for them to come out here and have some fun, so that's great. 

"We also have a chance to remind kids to stay hydrated and live a positive life."

Coca-Cola’s Live Positively initiative is a partnership between the Redskins, Coca-Cola and other Washington, D.C.-area professional sports teams to combat childhood obesity.

This was the third year for this Redskins event, with each team in the area offering a fitness clinic to area youth, focusing on healthy habits, positive attitudes and fitness.

For Tuesday's event, the Redskins invited more than 200 middle school students from Washington D.C. and Prince George's County school districts.  After warming up with the players, the students played two 20-minute football games with a member of the Redskins.

"It's give-back Tuesday, and I'm just out here having fun with the kids," Banks said on the sideline.  "When I was a kid, I remember the older athletes coming back and giving back in my community, encouraging me.

"If I can come out here and give them a positive attitude, give them some feedback on some of the things that I went through, they'll want to stay active and live positive too."

.

.

.

widget powered by zoomph