Mark your calendars – Washington Redskins’ receiver Joshua Morgan now has his own day in the Nation’s Capital. In a ceremonial resolution Tuesday, Morgan was honored for not only his great play on-the-field, but most importantly his work off-the-field. From this point forward, June 20th — which is also Morgan’s birthday — will now be considered “Josh Morgan Day” in Washington, D.C.
Morgan, a Southeast, D.C. native vowed to give back to his city. He promised that he would make it his business to work diligently in the community. But his work has exceeded everyone’s expectations. Josh is not just a guy who goes out in the city and occasionally gives back. He’s in the community working essentially every single day when he’s not playing football. “I’ve been doing it every since I’ve been in the league,” Morgan told me in a past interview. “To come home and be able to do this where I’m from — to be able to have this type of impact on my community — it means a lot.”
Throughout the 2012 season, Morgan participated in multiple Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation community events. Every Tuesday during the season is generally the players’ off-day. But Morgan spent time at community events including flag football clinics, Read Across Prince George’s County events and speaking at 4th & Life, a program for high school athletes on how to be successful on the field, in the classroom and in the workplace. He also participated in the Pediatric Halloween Party held at Georgetown University Hospital, he passed out winter clothes to under-served D.C. area children at Covered for the Holidays and handed out toys to youth in need at the Skins Santa Shoppe.
Morgan is also a 2013 DC Area Spokesperson for 3 Charities. Yes, not one, not two – but three charities: Susan G. Komen, LIVE United (a United Way & Team NFL partnership) & the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). All of which you can help Josh raise awareness and funds for this Friday, June 21st at his “Party With A Purpose” event. Tickets can be purchased here.
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