The Washington Redskins were welcomed with open arms on Tuesday at the Third Annual River City Golf Classic, which took place at the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, Va.
There's no better way for the Washington Redskins to begin their time down in Richmond than with some golf, and the team did just that on Tuesday, by participating in the Third Annual River City Golf Classic, which was held at the beautiful Country Club of Virginia in Richmond.
The Redskins were well represented at the event, as President Bruce Allen, head coach Jay Gruden, the "Voice of the Redskins" Larry Michael, personnel executive Doug Williams, quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh, head athletic trainer Larry Hess, defensive backs coach Perry Fewell, special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica and running backs coach Randy Jordan took to the links with fans, company leaders and avid golfers.
It was a hot day, but the golfers went out on the course with a purpose, which was to have fun, socialize and play for a worthy cause.
The cause was for the Friends of Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, which is a non-profit that provides funding for City of Richmond Parks and Recreation events that are held at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center throughout the year.
"I don't think it's all about the love that the Redskins are getting, as much as it [is] for the cause," Williams said. "For the youth program all year over at Bon Secours, I think that's the most important thing, and that's one of the reasons why people come out here, but because we're here, just before camp, it's good to have a little fun, and it's good to see the fans come out and help us enjoy."
Once the golfers finished up their time out on the course, they came back and dined sufficiently. After lunch, there was a raffle, a silent auction and an awards ceremony, of which Gruden's group came in first place to their delight.
It was a perfect way for Gruden to finish off his day, as he looks ahead to the start of training camp on Thursday.
"It's great," Gruden said. "Richmond's our second home, and they put us up, and we love coming out here, we really do. It's a great chance for us to start training camp, and start our season on a positive note, but also to support a great cause."