October 25, 2017
For Immediate Release
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Our Military Kids
October 25, 2017, Washington, D.C. — Six-year-old Sarah was on the sidelines with two Washington Redskins cheerleaders for her favorite – and first – football game. She also enjoyed a front-row seat to Rep. Steve Scalise, (R-La), giving jerseys saying “thank you” to Crystal Griner and David Bailey.
Sarah represented Our Military Kids at this year’s Congressional Football Game on October 11 at Hotchkiss Field, Gallaudet University. The game matched the U.S. Capitol Police, team name “The Guards,” against members of Congress on team “The Mean Machine.”
Former NFL players Ken Harvey, John Booty, Gary Clark, Santana Moss and Herschel Walker offered their skills to the game as well.
Our Military Kids, the Capitol Police Memorial Fund, and A Advantage 4 Kids benefited from the family-friendly, bipartisan game.
Our Military Kids provided Sarah with two grants for martial arts lessons while her father recovered from combat-related injuries.
The charity gives grants to the children of deployed National Guard members and reservists and wounded service members. These grants provide access to extracurricular activities, such as sports, the arts, STEM and tutoring.
“The average Our Military Kids grant is $430. The martial art classes or music lessons these grants fund bring hope for a child whose parent is deployed or injured,” says Our Military Kids President Linda Davidson.
“Although The Guards won the game, the real winners are the military families who will benefit from the money raised by the Congressional Football Game. The children will be able to grow and flourish, even during a difficult time. An Our Military Kids grant is a tangible thank you from a grateful nation,” Davidson says.
“We appreciate all who welcomed Sarah at the game. She had an amazing time,” Davidson says. “More than that, we’re grateful to all who advanced our mission by supporting this game.”
More of Sarah at the 2017 Congressional Football Game
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Our Military Kids, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting children of deployed National Guard and Military Reserve service members and of wounded warriors. Founded in 2004, the organization has awarded more than $23 million in grants for extracurricular activities. For more information, visit www.ourmilitarykids.org or call Amy Shelton at (703) 734-6654.