(Washington D.C.) — Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry is without a doubt the big hitter for his team, as his emotions runs deep throughout practice and especially on gameday. Most specifically, Landry’s heart and passion for families runs deeper off the field. For consecutive years, Landry will collaborate with Leadership For Life (LFL) to provide 500 Thanksgiving turkeys and supply meals to families in need.
“The fans of Washington have been great to me, and this is the least I can do to show my appreciation for their support,” said Landry via text. “It’s a blessing and a privilege to be in this position.”
LFL is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and social support services to underprivileged youth in Washington, D.C. and will encourage those in attendance to set high standards for great success in school, sports, their community, and life.
The organization will host its 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Drive On Tuesday, November 22 at King-Greenleaf Recreation Center, located at 201 N Street SW, WDC.
Landry has joined Sasha Bruce Youthwork, an organization dedicated to helping DC’s at-risk youth and their families, once again.
“We partnered with Sasha Bruce last year and know they meet the needs of at-risk youth and their families in this city so it was an easy decision to work with them again,” said Landry in a released stated.
Landry was fortunate to be raised by his parents, Frank and Rhonda Landry, in Ama, Louisiana. Through his mother, Landry understands the importance of being blessing to those in need.
“Whatever my mother had, she was willing to share it with not only family members, but other folks who were less fortunate than we were,” said Landry. “So that’s what influenced me to do this event, and it means a lot to me.”
Landry currently have 44 tackles (fifth most on the team), a forced fumble and half of a sack. After recovering from multiple injuries last season, including a torn Achilles,’ Landry has been a solid part of the Redskins’ brightest spot on the team – the defense.
“Dirty 30” has been hampered by his Achilles’ this season, but not enough to keep him off the field as he looks forward in the team’s matchup against the Dallas Cowboys (5-4) on Nov. 20 at FedEx Field. At season’s end, Landry will be a free agent. Moreover, Landry expressed his strong desire to stay with the Redskins (3-6).
Landry will be accompanied by WKYS 93.9’s Angie Ange, actor Anwar Glover, star of HBO’s “The Wire,” coach Butch McAdams, Radio One Sports Talk Show host, and teammates safety Kareem Moore and linebacker Perry Riley.
Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Whole Foods Markets, private donors and event management provided by Encore Sports Consulting LLC made this event possible through their outstanding, generous support and sponsorship.
Leadership for Life is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 2009 to provide a safe and structured environment for underserved youth. LFL focuses on the social, emotional, academic and physical development of youth. LFL strives to service youth by providing a variety of programs ranging from sports and fitness camps, male and female mentoring, college and career exploration, academic support and individual/group counseling.