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.
|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
|June 18, 2013||
D.C. Council declares June 20 ‘Josh Morgan Day’
|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
|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.