Redskins players joined representatives from the United Way of America and Washington Parks & People to help revitalize the entry point to Marvin Gaye Park in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Defensive tackles Anthony Montgomery amd Kedric Golston, safety Curry Burns and cornerback Mike Rumph teamed up to help create a "Learning Trail" for young children.
Players help paint a pre-existing trail with cognitive learning games so that parents walking young children can engage them in fun learning activities. They installed park benches and signs along the path to reinforce the importance of early learning.
Furthermore, players removed brush and trash from the area and completed minor landscaping at the park, located at 5200 Foote Street NE (at the corner of Foote and Division Streets) in Washington, D.C.
The revitalization effort is part of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation's All Stars community service program and is also part of the national "NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle" event.
The Redskins All Stars program is an initiative of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. Sponsored by the Freddie Mac Foundation, All Stars is designed to encourage and reward youth for participation in community service.
The "NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle" is an NFL-wide day of service that provides NFL players and coaches from each team the opportunity to take part in a variety of community-service activities.
Any non-profit organization in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia comprised of kids between the ages of 5-18 years old, and their youth leaders, coaches, teachers and parents are eligible to participate in the Redskins All Stars program and compete for more than $100,000 in community grants.
The 2006 Redskins All Stars program runs through December 30, 2006. The deadline to register for the 2006 Redskins All Stars program has been extended to November 30, 2006.
Non-profit organizations interested in participating in the Redskins All Stars program can call the Redskins All Stars hotline at 703-726-7111 or click here to download the registration card.