July 29 is a big day for the Washington Redskins and their fans. Not only is it the first day of training camp, but it is also the first annual Pros Vs. Joes charity flag football game.
The charity game will be hosted by In Between the Lines, a Loudoun nonprofit that specifically focuses on providing "positive and life altering guidance for youths" since 2009.
Homelessness among teens in Loudoun has been growing, and according to Between the Lines, there are currently about 600 teens that are without a home. Jim Larson, founder and president of In Between the Lines, said, "the money raised will go to help fund The House, a facility that helps over 200 children daily by providing basic needs as well as leadership programs and help with school work."
Gates to the event open at 9 a.m. at the Community Church in Ashburn. Starting at 10 a.m. the event will begin and will feature several different activities that are fun for the whole family. Some of those include live musical performances, a silent auction and autograph sessions by alumni and current players.
Along with the players, fans will be able to see their beloved Hogettes, the Redskins cheerleading squad, at the event. The day will conclude at 2 p.m with the winners of the silent auction announced just prior.
The main feature, the flag football game, will consist of current and former Redskins against regular people, "Joes," who are led by the hosts of 106.7 The Fan's Kevin and the Rock Show.
Prices are $10 per person and $5 per child (4-12).
The event will feature the following Washington Redskins:
• Ladell Betts
• Khary Campbell
• Mark Stock
• Eddie Mason
• Lamar Marshall
• Cliff Russell
• Darnerien McCants
• Troy Drake
• Dave Harbour
• Leonard Stephens
• Del Cowsette
• Jimmie Jones
• Charlie Taylor
• Pat Fischer
• Ed Simmons
• Reggie Evans
• Ravin Caldwell
More information can be found at www.redskins.com.