Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony Williams and Redskins players teamed up with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to help refurbish a Boys & Girls Club teen room in Washington, D.C.
Alongside Redskins running back Rock Cartwright, safety Ryan Clark and tight end Robert Johnson, Mayor Williams and the Redskins players helped assemble some of the new furnishings and put the finishing touches on the room at the Robert V. Murray Clubhouse #11.
After work on the room was complete, the players helped the kids test out the new electronics and enjoyed a game on the center's PlayStation.
This was not the first visit by the Redskins to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. On Oct. 18, linebacker Marcus Washington and punter Derrick Frost worked with members of the Club to paint the room. Capitol Drywall donated the paint materials and provided carpet for the room, as well as helped with general repairs.
The transformation of the teen room will provide the youth at Clubhouse #11 with a fun and safe place to hang out. New computers with wireless, high-speed internet access will give them access to the technology that is vital to success in today's competitive environment and will assist in their academic success.
The renovation included furnishings donated by IKEA. Computer equipment was contributed by an anonymous donor at Dell. Electronics were donated by Best Buy. Wireless networking was provided by the Geek Squad and Capitol Drywall provided paint, carpet and general repairs. The renovation effort was part of the Redskins All Stars community service program
The Freddie Mac Foundation is the title sponsor of the Redskins All Stars Program and is a member and supporter of the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.