For the third consecutive year, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation hosted the Redskins Charity Golf Classic at Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va.*
Enthusiastic spirits battled through some early wet conditions Monday at Arlington's Army Navy Country Club, continuing a tradition that began two years ago for the third annual Redskins Charity Golf Classic, hosted by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.
The skies cooperated throughout the afternoon and provided hours of golf, networking and donating for a special cause, ingratiating the Redskins' newest members with some of their oldest.
After some brief media availability upon their arrival, members of the team's draft class and recently signed college free agents made their way into the banquet hall for breakfast, mingling with alumni and Foundation supporters before the shotgun start.
Among the more than 20 alumni in attendance included Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams (XXII), Larry Brown, Pat Fischer, Joe Jacoby, and Mark Moseley. Current Redskins also included Bashaud Breeland, Ryan Kerrigan, Brandon Scherff, Chris Thompson and more, leading each foursome
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden also got out the clubs, participating in a scramble on the course, where a variety of games and activities – corn hole and bocce ball -- were set up at different holes.
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the Redskins Alumni Association hosted the third annual Redskins Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, May 22 at Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va.
"This golf tournament is very unique in all of sports," Allen said. "It blends our great alumni with our active players. We have all of our rookies here and it's for a great cause. The Redskins Charitable Foundation reaches this entire market, all the way down to Richmond doing great work for younger people. Blending the veterans on our team – I don't want to cal them the over the hill gang – but the people who have retired many, many moons ago and our rookies, it's a special day for the Redskins."
The big prize included an all-expenses-paid trip to the Super Bowl of Golf for the winning team – Tournament winners this year represented xAd and were led by none other than Redskins right guard Brandon Scherff. Past sites for the Super Bowl of Golf were located at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, Torrey Pines Golf Course, Doral Resort & Country Club, Amelia Island Plantation Course and Maui Prince Resort.
"They do a great job, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation," Gruden said. "To be able to be part of these events is important to our community and our franchise. This will go on for a long time after I'm gone and I just want to be part of it while I can and show support because it's for such a great cause."
As players finished their rounds, they were treated to a silent auction, where they could bid on more than 50 unique items that featured autographed Redskins memorabilia, trips and experiences, before enjoying a barbecue dinner to finish the day.
Jane Rodgers, Executive Director of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, shared that proceeds from the Redskins Charity Golf Classic presented by Coca-Cola reached nearly $300,000 and will be used to support the Redskins Charitable Foundation's literacy efforts including the Redskins Read Program. In September, the Foundation will kick off the third year of this program in more than 150 schools representing 12 school districts and serving more than 25,000 children.