The Washington Redskins on Thursday afternoon hosted 200 members of the military, all five branches, in cooperation with the USO at Redskins Park. They were treated to lunch and the final OTA practice of the week, followed by autographs, pictures and just general conversation.
Robert Griffin III was the final player through the line of excited soldiers but signing that final football and posing for a final picture was not the last good deed of the day by the team’s starting quarterback.
Thursday night Griffin assisted Morgan Assel, a student from Centreville High School, in asking a classmate to prom during a playoff lacrosse game.
Check out this photo gallery for the wonderful reactions from the special moment as Juwaan Espinal, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, accepts Assel’s invitation and enjoys the moment with Griffin.-REDSKINS-
ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.