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Redskins shop with Richmond students


Some big names hit up the Macy's Department store at Short Pump Tuesday. The Redskins were in town, shopping with local elementary-aged students.

Dozens of kids got free back-to-school clothes and supplies, but they also got help from some celebrity shoppers.

"Come on little man, we gotta find you some jeans!" Leonard Hankerson said to one of four young boys, shopping with him at Macy's Tuesday.

Mya Fleming was there too. "I got some sweatshirts, shirts, and jeans."

The players were in town and shopping as part of an effort to help underserved youth with clothes and supplies for the new school year.

"A lot of them kind of whispered to me, you know, I don't have the money to pay for this," wide receiver, Joshua Morgan said. "Once they finally got that it was free, get what you want, they started having fun and enjoying themselves." 

Corralling elementary-aged kids was no easy task for the football players.

"We missing one, we missing one," said Hankerson, counting heads.

"I'm kinda lost, I'm like, '8T, what is this? 2T?' I don't really know sizes, so I'm kind of learning," laughed Redskins running back,  Alfred Morris.

The students had players running all over the store, and even challenged their taste!

"Hey, just like me - indecisive," said Hankerson. "Really want this, really want that. They just don't know. But hey, we got 'em a couple things, and I think they gonna like it."

Some advice wasn't all that surprising.

"He told me that red was a good color," said 3rd grader Dylan Ward.

Some of the players' wives helped out in the girls' department.

"It's been a lot of fun!" said Rebecca Griffin, RGII's wife, who was shopping with two little girls. "You know, we've been running around with the girls, picking out outfits for the fall and socks and jewelry, so I think we're having a great time."

And there were certainly smiles to go around as the bags were filled. The event was hosted by the Redskins, Macy's and the "Communities in Schools." Students came from Blackwell Elementary and Carver Elementary.

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