Last night, Washington Redskins philanthropist Pierre Garçon hosted his second annual All-White charity event, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) at the Millennium Building. Unfortunately for FishbowlDC, we missed the “All-White” memo and wore grey pants and a blue button down.
The event raised $100,000 for the charity, more than three times the amount of last year’s donation.
“I’ve been looking forward to this since last year’s inaugural event,” said Garçon during the event auction. ”This organization hits home for me, and I’m honored to consider the BGCGW family. Every penny counts, and I’m devoted to raising money for a cause that’s important to me – raising educated, smart and passionate kids…With your help, I hope to double the amount raised every year”
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Hip hop legend Biz Markie, DC Mayor Vincent Gray; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, ESPN’s Britt McHenry, Washingtonian’s Kate Bennett, Moki Media’s Dannia Hakki and Maha Hakki, BGCGW National Youth of the Year Kiana Knolland, BGCGW Chief Development Officer Paul Alagero, and 20+ Redskins players including Ryan Kerrigan, Kirk Cousins, Trent Williams, Brandon Meriweather, Kory