Five Redskins players teamed up with Coca-Cola and the Live Positively: Get the Ball Rolling initiative to host a Play 60 youth flag football clinic Tuesday at FedEx Field.
Led by linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, receivers Anthony Armstrong and Brandon Banks, safety Kareem Moore and offensive lineman Maurice Hurt, 200 middle school students from the D.C. area took part in the two-hour event.
The students attended George Washington Middle school, Benjamin Stroddert Middle School, Howard University Middle School and Jefferson Middle School.
It marked the second straight year the Redskins had taken part in the event.
“Because we live in a world that’s so dominated by technology and with kids sitting on the couch and with obesity on the rise, it’s just good to do something like this to show kids how to have fun and be active,” Alexander said. “It’s going to make for a better future.”
“This gives us a chance to share the importance of exercise with kids,” he said. “It makes you feel good knowing you’re doing something to help them and have an impact on them. Just a good feeling.”