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When London Fletcher isn’t tackling opponents on the field, he can sometimes be found helping kids tackle problems off the field. Yesterday, the 2010 Redskins Community Service Award winner teamed up with Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and Kraft Foods to help teach kids about healthy eating.
Fletcher, an Ohio native, started his foundation “London’s Bridge” in 2003 while he was a member of the Buffalo Bills. His motivation is giving back, and his method is simple: “London stands ready to serve anyone in need.”
Yesterday, his foundation chose 25 students from MacFarland Middle School in Northwest Washington D.C. to participate in their 2011 kickoff event. London and the “brigades” of children first visited Sen. Brown’s office, before walking over to the Capitol Visitor’s Center for a luncheon.
During the luncheon Senator Brown, Fletcher, and a handful of mentors offered the kids a bit of advice to help them set and achieve their goals in life.
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