Redskins Show Fans Some Summer Love

Richmond, VA (August 15) – Washington Redskins defensive end Ricky Jean-Francois beat the heat on Sunday and took the time to show his appreciation for young fans that braved the elements to watch the team practice on one of the hottest days of 2016 as the summer comes to a close.

For the second consecutive year, Jean-Francois rented a Kona Ice truck and hosted a snow cone giveaway for more than 1,000 kids who were in attendance at Bon Secours training facility for the closing day of Redskins training camp.

 “It’s been so hot out here that I wanted to repeat what I did last year and do something special for the kids,” said Jean-Francois, who had 25 tackles and two sacks last season. 

 “I remember how much fun we had visiting the ice cream truck when I was little. So since our dedicated fans came out here in the heat to watch us practice, I wanted to make sure our younger fans knew that we really care about them. It’s a token of my appreciation, and I hope everyone had a lot fun.” 

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.