Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

Help Reed Doughty Raise Kidney Disease Awareness

Pickled Hogs Radio had Reed Doughty on our most recent show and we addressed many things including the lockout, his pending free agency, the Redskins defense and his charity work with the National Kidney Foundation.

Reed is the Honorary Chairman of the Northern Virginia Kidney Walk on Sunday April 3 in Reston, VA. Please visit the Team Reed Doughty page to donate, sign up to walk with Reed’s team and for more event details. Reed has set what I feel is a modest goal of $1,000 to raise for this event. I have contributed a small amount to kick start his fundraising efforts, please do the same if you’re able to do so. I know that the strong fan base of the Redskins can join together to help Reed achieve his goal.

Towards the end of the show Reed requested to speak directly to the fans to address the CBA/lockout situation, here’s what he had to say:

I’d like to say one more thing to the fans. That we just appreciate all the fan support and know that no fan is winning in this battle between (players/NFL) and there’s not going to be a winner in the media as well. You know I was at Bible study this morning talking to a couple of people who had lost their jobs and I understand there’s a real sense of the economy and people that are really down on their luck. So we just appreciate the fans for support and we know that there’s a lot of people worse off than us. You know, and I just want to say we appreciate all those people that support us and hopefully we can get this thing turned around.

Reed has been a Redskin for 5 seasons now and I’ve always appreciated how he plays the game. He plays with heart and leaves eveything on the field, he’s also a class-act off the field. Reed’s also a pending free agent who may not be back with the burgundy and gold. I hope that’s not the case and we haven’t seen the last of #37.

Once again, please support Reed with a donation or by joining him on the NOVA Kidney Walk on April 3.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Friday, March 18, 2011

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Lorenzo Alexander’s Charity Benefit

Update: The benefit has been postponed due to snow. Please check the ACES and Jaxx websites for future details.

It didn’t take me long to figure out that I was going to be a big fan of Lorenzo Alexander. The first time I saw him play he was running 15 yards down-field with no helmet on to tackle a running back…in an exhibition game! You can see the video of that right here (complete with reaction from Gregg Williams.) I also enjoyed the commentary of the lady who filmed the play from the stands:

Oh, but he still tackled him.” “Why did he do that?”
Because he is a hard-nosed bad-ass football player…and yes he is bleeding.

And of course, the hits just keep on coming:

The guy plays offense, defense and special teams…I wish the Redskins had 53 Lorenzo Alexanders. Lorenzo has also become big in the community and has a charitable foundation named ACES. ACES currently has 4 charity events planned for 2010, 1 of which takes place this Thursday, February 11 at Jaxx in Springfield, VA from 6pm-10pm.

Ahhh Jaxx…takes me way back in time to a place where a single Fatpickle frequented this establishment, it was quite the spot back then (Jah Works is playing, that takes me back also.) A silent auction is scheduled to take place as well as appearances by celebrities and Redskins players.

So if you get a chance stop by and help a good guy help out a good cause.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Monday, February 8, 2010

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