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NFL Player Chris Draft to Host Letís Read. Letís Move. Events

Across Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.— Former Washington Redskin and education proponent Chris Draft will be in Washington. D.C. to host a series of events on Wednesday, July 20 to engage local students in an effort to combat childhood obesity and summer reading loss through the United We Serve’s Let’s Read. Let’s Move. summer initiative.

A proven leader both on and off the field, Chris Draft’s philanthropic endeavors keep him busy throughout the year as he and his Foundation are actively involved in various community projects across the country.
 
The Chris Draft Family Foundation seeks to make a lasting, positive impact on children, families, and communities.  Using the inspiration and lessons learned while working with youth and families throughout his college and professional career, Chris Draft and the Chris Draft Family Foundation engage in community projects that support youth, families, schools, civic groups and health awareness organizations.
 
Draft, in partnership with First Book, a nonprofit organization that connects book publishers and community organizations to provide access to new books for children in need, will provide books for all the attendees at each event.
 
The Let's Read. Let's Move. initiative seeks to combat childhood obesity and summer reading loss by engaging youth in summer reading and physical activity, as well as by providing access to healthy, affordable food. The initiative is an Administration-wide effort led by the Corporation for National and Community Service in collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama and five federal agencies - U.S. Department of Education, Department of Interior, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, and Institute of Museums and Libraries.
 
Below is the schedule of events. All events are open press.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
WHAT:Chris Draft to visit Quantico Marine Base, reading with children of military families.
WHEN: 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Quantico Marine Base -Library, 3250 Catlin Avenue, Quantico, VA 22134

WHAT: Draft to visit the Department of Education, reading with DC students and Secretary Arne Duncan, President Obama’s sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, and Corporation for National and Community Service Acting CEO Robert Velasco.
WHEN:
12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202
 
OPEN PRESS
WHAT: Draft to visit Boys and Girls Club, engaging students in summer athletic activities.
WHEN: 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Boys and Girls Club
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020
 
OPEN PRESS
WHAT: Draft to visit YMCA to participate in “Family Fun Night”.
WHEN: 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: YMCA
10709 Indian Head Highway
Fort Washington, MD 20744
 
OPEN PRESS
About the Corporation for National and Community Service:
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.