Since agreeing to hold their training camp in Richmond, the Washington Redskins have made a successful effort to get back to the River City several times each year for charity events. Tuesday saw several players back for a good cause.
Alfred Morris, Darrel Young, Niles Paul, Silas Redd, Trent Murphy and Nick Sundberg all spent some of the day at the Short Pump Macy's to go back-to-school shopping with elementary school children from Richmond Public Schools. About 150 students enjoyed time with the players, getting $75 to spend on back-to-school clothes.
Paul said there was nowhere else he'd rather be on his day off then spending time with the kids in Richmond. Many of the other players also expressed the importance of giving back to the community and how they loved bringing smiles to the childrens' faces.
Morris also talked about his personal experience and why he feels it's important to be active in the community. The Redskins' third-year running back grew up in poverty, and now tries to provide people who are battling tough circumstances hope. In his three years in Washington, no player has done more community service than Morris.
Chris Baker and Akeem Davis were also in the Richmond area Tuesday, spending the day at Winterpock Elementary School, which won the Redskins' Read Across Richmond contest that was held over the summer.