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John Wall, Vincent Gray and Biz Markie join Redskins players at Pierre Garcon’s ‘All-White’ charity event

Pierre Garcon and Brian Orakpo. (JulieAnn McKellogg/The Washington Post)

Redskins players wore white and walked the red carpet at Pierre Garcon’s second annual All-White Charity Event to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington on Thursday.

Players posed for photos and conducted interviews upon entering the Millennium Building at 19th and K Street before heading upstairs for a rooftop party that featured hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live and silent auctions and a surprise performance of “Just a Friend” by Biz Markie. The event raised $100,000 for the BGCGW, more than three times the amount raised last year.

In addition to about 20 of Garcon’s Redskins teammates, Wizards guard John Wall and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray also made appearances. Robert Griffin III, who was fitted for a white tuxedo last week, did not attend because he had the flu.

Niles Paul, Garcon, Mayor Vincent Gray and Kirk Cousins. (JulieAnn McKellogg/The Washington Post)

Just like last year, the mayor apparently missed the memo that he was supposed to wear white.

Jay Gruden. (JulieAnn McKellogg/The Washington Post)

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Wall didn’t have any predictions for the NBA Finals, but he’ll be paying attention.

“It’s tough to be watching it now, but I love basketball so I’ll be watching,” he said.

Ryan Kerrigan. (JulieAnn McKellogg/The Washington Post)

Ryan Kerrigan explained why he chose “The Internship” for Wednesday’s “Movies With Morris” event.

“I thought it was a good balance between being plenty funny and also being fairly family friendly,” he said. “I didn’t want anything too R-rated or too explicit.”

BGCGW National Youth of the Year Kiana Knolland, BGCGW President & CEO Pandit F. Wright, BGCGW Youth of the Year Zaki Scott and Garcon. (Courtesy of Joy Asico)

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington National Youths of the year were honored.

Forbath’s fancy kicks. (Scott Allen/The Washington Post)

Kicker Kai Forbath wore Christian Louboutin sneakers.

Leonard Hankerson representing the Heat. (Scott Allen/The Washington Post)

Leonard Hankerson was one of the last players to arrive. The Florida native and former University of Miami receiver wore a Miami Heat hat and vowed he’d be watching Game 1. His NBA finals prediction: Heat in 6.

Biz Markie stole the show.

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.



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