Josh Morgan's List of Charitable Works Deserves Attention

Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

Here's a timeline of all the community programs Redskins WR Josh Morgan has done this off-season. I'm feeling quite lazy all of a sudden.

Josh Morgan has been on a rock star type tour this off-season, but I'm not talking about Vegas pool party destinations, I'm referring to his community service work. D.C. recently announced June 20th, Morgan's birthday, as Josh Morgan Day to recognize and award all of his work. The Redskins WR and DC native talked about what motivates him:

"When I was younger, we didn't see anybody grown up. Nobody ever came and talked to us. We could only watch them on TV and pretend that we knew those guys like Darrell Green and stuff like that. For me to actually come and touch these people, in some of the same schools that I grew up in, it means that much more to these kids."

I had the chance to talk to Josh Morgan at a NFLPA event last November where he talked about the battle his Godmother went through and how it motivates him.

Here's a list that I was able to put together from his Twitter and Instagram timeline. Surely there are more.

Date Event
June 27-30, 2013 Ladarius Webb & Josh Morgan Overnight Football Camp at Westminster, MD
June 21, 2013

Washington Redskins Josh Morgan Party with a Purpose - Eventbrite
Supports Komen and United Negro College Fund.

June 18, 2013

D.C. Council declares June 20 ‘Josh Morgan Day’
The Redskins wide receiver is known in the D.C. community for his efforts to give back and won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award last season.

Picture with Bruce Allen and DeMaurice Smith.

June 17, 2013 Made a stop at Turner Elementary School in SE DC to give awards
Josh made Ms. Morrison's class a promise if they passed there test, so he delivered an bought them all DVD players , DVDs , Nintendo DS's , football cards with RG3 face on it, basketball cards with Durant's face on it and PSPs as a little gift
June 8, 2013 Supported teammate Tyler Polumbus' Outreach event at Redskins Park http://instagram.com/p/aTlnvMBgXH/
June 7, 2013 Attended Pierre Garcon's All-White Party to benefit Boys & Girls Club
June 7, 2013 Spoke at HD Woodson High School
(his old school)
June 7, 2013

Visited Kelly Miller Middle School (DC) with David Pryor of Microsoft
Delivered tablets to the students and Live United

June 1, 2013 Wounded Warriors vs NFL Stars Softball Game in Bowie
DeSean Jackosn, EJ Biggers, DYoung, and Fred Davis also a part of it.
May 25, 2013 Visited his grandmom.
May 11, 2013 Komen Race for the Cure - Attended and spoke before the race.
May 10, 2013 Live United - Met with 800 volunteers at PG County Complex.
April, 28, 2013 Visited Future Leaders in America at Peter Paul Development Center (Richmond, VA) and received plaque from kids,
April 25,2013 Attended the Hogs Haven/Fred Smoot Show Draft Night Party
April 20, 2013 Attended and was a Conference partner Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative (DC) event.
April 19, 2013 Attended Play60 Event teaching students to stay active 60 minutes a day.
April 13, 2013 Grand Marshal of Cherry Blossom Parade
April 8,2013 Autograph show at Dulles Expo.
April 7, 2013 Attended Black Opal - an awards gala/black-tie reception hosted by the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network (NVULYPN).
March 30, 2013 Attended Lorenzo Alexander's Aces Foundation charity event at Fairfax Greene Turtle
March 28, 2013 Spoke at NFLPA for a Komen breast cancer event (video of his speech)
March 16, 2013 Read to children at the National Child Museum as part of their Read Across America program.
March 4, 2013 Signed sneakers at Shoe-Topia at Verizon Center
February 27, 2013 With the Redskins Foundation and FedexCares, read and delivered books to Margaret Regional School (PG County).

Thanks to Josh for all his work in the community. I remember as a kid how much it meant to meet professional players and surely all these kids feel the same.

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