Robert Griffin III was an honorary guest and speaker, introducing Baylor alumnus Isaiah Austin, at the tenth annual House Inc.'s National Capital A Cinderella Ball, held at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.
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In what was a decorative and celebratory day at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was honored to be a guest for the The House Inc.'s National Capital A Cinderella Ball on Sunday afternoon.
The event, which honored children connected to the military with a disability or life-threatening illness, began with a red carpet walk beneath raised swords by members of the U.S. Marines.
They were later joined by children who were working under The House Inc. Student Leadership Center, a nationally recognized youth development program and provider of out-of-school programs for pre-teens and teens in Greater Washington, DC., area, now in its tenth year.
President Helen McCormick helped lead inside Griffin III, along with other celebrities including "Shark Tank" star Robert Herjavec, "Empire" actor and singer Jussie Smollette and NBA's Isaiah Austin.
Griffin III spoke to the audience over lunch, introducing Austin, a former first round NBA prospect from Baylor, who was suddenly diagnosed with Marfan's syndrome, just days before the draft. He shortly after told his inspirational life story.
After several speeches and awards, Smollett finished the program with a few songs before the children in attendance, dressed in their very best, headed to the dance floor for their own prom-like ball.
Redskins.com will feature a more comprehensive story on Monday.