Redskins’ Ryan Kerrigan Spreads Cheer to Kids

Redskins player Ryan Kerrigan visits patients at Children's National during the annual "Ryan's Reindeer Rush."  Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan surprised patients at Children’s National on Dec. 9, signing autographs, taking pictures, and giving footballs and Redskins collectables to kids and families being treated at Children’s National. 

This was Kerrigan’s second visit to the hospital as part of his annual “Ryan’s Reindeer Rush,” a holiday program organized by the Ryan Kerrigan’s Blitz for the Better Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to better the lives of critically and chronically ill and special needs children throughout greater Washington area.

“It feels great to be able to spend a day with these kids and help them get in the holiday spirit,” Kerrigan said. “It’s nice to see the impact we are making through the smiles on their faces. That’s what Blitz for the Better Foundation is all about. We want to give support, not only physically and monetarily, but give a boost to morale as well.”

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