Washington Redskins host Play 60 event for kids of military families in Salute to Service

- Leading up to Veteran's Day, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation held an event at Ft. Belvoir in Virginia as part of their Play 60 Salute to Service.

A hundred children from military families got a chance to take on different activities and hang out with some current and former Redskins players.

"It's a salute to the troops and also Play 60 is an initiative to get the kids out of the house so that they can go ahead and actually stop playing games and get off cell phones and be active for at least 60 minutes a day," said former player Dion Fox.

The kids form six teams and get to go to six different stations.

"Some of these drills got them going top speed and continuously moving the entire time," said Fox to FOX 5's Gary McGrady.

The kids got to participate in various drills, with an obstacle course, as well as an aerobics station. Kids got to do exercises like jumping jacks and punches in time to the music.

"I'm happy to be here. Anything for the kids. They call me, I'm there for them. There's not a time I don't say yes. So 99.9% of the time I'm where they need me it's for the kids and thanks to the troops for their service," said Fox.

The Redskins will be holding Salute to Service events throughout the week.

 

 

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