The Second Annual Elaine Shuster Foundation fundraiser is set for Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, from 6:30- 9:00 p.m. at the American Tap Room, 7278 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, Md.
The event, which will feature a number of current and former Washington Redskins, will be hosted by Ryan Kerrigan and Shawn Springs. Expected to join them are Kirk Cousins, Colt McCoy, Tress Way, Dustin Hopkins, Will Compton, Tom Compton, Nick Sundberg, Kedric Golston, Jason Campbell, Derrick Dockery, Rocky McIntosh and Brian Mitchell. Also scheduled to appear is Ryan Zimmerman of the Nationals, former Maryland Terps and NBA greats Steve Francis and Lonny Baxter, EB from the Junkies, and CSN anchor Chick Hernandez. The event will be MC’d by CSN’s Sports Talk Live Host Rob Carlin. (Talent appearances are subject to change.)
The event will raise money for local Montgomery County high schools and feature a silent auction that includes an Alex Ovechkin signed game stick, Nick Backstrom signed game stick, Ryan Zimmerman signed jersey, Anthony Rendon signed jersey, Adam Jones signed jersey and a Matt Forte jersey.
Eric Shuster, who the Washington Post’s sports blog labeled “possibly the most powerful man in D.C. Sports”, is Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic’s liaison between company partners and local teams and athletes. He launched the foundation to honor the memory of his late mother, Elaine, a longtime educator and D.C.-area native. The nonprofit supports a number of educational initiatives in and around Maryland.
(Pictured above are Eric Shuster, center, with Kirk and Julie Cousins. Photo was taken last year at first Elaine Shuster Foundation event.)
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