Washington Redskins' Season of Sharing

The Redskins served up some holiday cheer today at Macy’s on G Street in downtown Washington, DC, handing out over 300 coats and warm gloves to area students.

In addition to receiving coats and gloves, the students also received goody bags filled with a toy and a Redskin activity book.

Ten year-old Elijah called the event “good”. When asked what was in his bag, he replied, “I don’t know yet. I’m going to save it.”

Is that a wait ‘til I you get home save it, we asked. Or a wait until Christmas, save it?

“Wait until we get home save it” he replied.

Elijah was one of several students from Burrville Elementary School in NE, DC chosen. His classmate Alexis, also ten years-old, joined in on the fun.

While the students took delight in seeing how tall or big the players are in real life, Alexis commented that she wanted to see how the player’s styles were.

“It was nice of the guys to style us with coats, however I wanted to see what their style was like, too”, she said of the players, many who were dressed in their Redskin jerseys and sweat pants.

Alexis said she was also impressed with how organized the event was.

As was Burrville principal, Tui Roper.

“It was better than I expected”, said Roper on the event. “I thought the players were just going to come in say “Hi”, and take pictures with the students. But they stayed, helped the kids get fitted for coats and talked to them”, she said.

We caught up with the Redskins' Josh Wilson as he was fitting a coat on one of the students.

"It’s good to see the kids getting coats", he said.

Redskin TE Logan Paulsen, with his hair combed back into a short ponytail opting to wear shorts instead, looked more like a Russian hockey or soccer player than an American football player today. “I get that a lot”, he commented. Paulsen said of the event, “It’s great. The kids are getting coats and gloves, so it’s great.”

Sean Locklear, Donte Stallworth, and Brandon Banks also helped the students get fitted for coats.

The Macy’s store event, Covered for the Holidays, is just one of several ‘Season of Sharing’ holiday events planned by the Washington Redskins and the Redskins’ Charitable Foundation.

This Sunday the Redskins will pair up with the Marine Corp for the annual Touchdown for Tots national toy drive benefiting the Toys for Tots Foundation. Later in the month the Redskin locker room will be transformed into Santa’s toy shop for area kids to receive a holiday toy.

In addition, the wife if Dan Snyder, Tanya Snyder and Women of Washington (WOW) breast cancer survivors will host youth for a day of shopping at the Redskins Hall of Fame store. Each youth in attendance will receive a $150 gift card to purchased reduced Redskin items at the store.

For more info on these and other events visit www.washingtonredskins.com.


TE Fred Davis was also scheduled to join his teammates today for the coat drive. Due to his current circumstance he did not participate.

Per a statement by "an NFL official":

Fred Davis and Trent Williams of the Washington Redskins have been suspended without pay for the team’s next four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Their suspensions begin immediately. They will be eligible to return to the Redskins’ active roster on Monday, January 2 following the team’s January 1 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

What we noticed
Both Williams and Davis' names have been taken off the Redskins roster. See here.

Odd that on the day with an event with children, the kids learn at the same time that you can be a good athlete and help out in the community, yet have the things you love taken away from you by the wrong choices you make.