Redskins players stepped off the playing field and onto the catwalk for the 3rd annual Redskins Runway Show on Sept. 13. Modeling the latest fashion apparel at Bloomingdale’s in Tysons Corner Center, many players participated in the event, along with their wives, girlfriends and family members.
All proceeds from the event were pledged to the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation for programs that benefit deserving children in the Washington, D.C metropolitan area. Established in 2000, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation has given back more than $20 million to the community. In 2016, the Foundation provided support and resources to more than 190,000 children.
Co-hosted by the Foundation and the Women of Washington (WOW) Wives Group and emceed by Redskins alumni player Chris Cooley, the crowd included other Redskins alumni notables, including Superbowl XXII MVP Doug Williams.
Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was the first player on the catwalk, taking the stage while 6 cheerleaders danced for the crowd.
Tanya Snyder, the wife of team owner Dan Snyder, modeled the second outfit in the fashion segment called “Metallics in Motion.” Redskins player DeAngelo Hall finished out the first fashion set.
Players who on the platform in the next fashion segment, with the theme of “Suede and Velvet,” were Terrelle Pryor Sr., Niles Paul, Nick Sundberg and Vernon Davis.
Next, in the “Red Zone,” referring to red color clothing, not the critical area of the football field, Colt McCoy and Chris Cooley hit the stage in red attire. Sherry Gruden, the wife of Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, modeled a red dress and a fur coat.
A group of young girls from Born2Dance studio in Vienna, Va. danced on the stage next.
D.J. Swearinger launched the segment of the “Dashing Den vs Lux Leather” segment, which also featured Redskins players Dustin Hopkins, Samaje Perine, DeAngelo Hall and Tress Way.
Both Swearinger and Hopkins received a roaring applause from the audience during their fun hip-hop dances with youngster Alex Arjona.
Finishing out the fashion show was a set entitled “Formal Fur-Motion,” which included players Trent Williams, Chris Carter, Ziggy Hood, Anthony Lanier II and D.J. Swearinger.
Most of the players stopped to greet or slap hands with head coach Jay Gruden during the show, who was seated midway at one side of the catwalk.
Topping off the event, D.J.Swearinger appeared on stage in a fur coat with his adorable baby his arms.
During the finale, cheerleaders danced with the young girls from the dance studio while several players and wives finished the set to tunes that included the Sister Sledge song “We are Family.”
It was truly a family event, both in terms of the participants and the audience and for the D.C. area children who will benefit from the proceeds of the yearly Redskins Charitable Foundation event.