It only seems right to help Dan Snyder out in the publicity department, because lord knows he doesn't know how to help himself out, by highlighting a good deed he and his Washington Redskins have recently done. Via Mike Jones of the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation has awarded it's annual $25,000 college scholarship to Benjamin Banneker Academic High School (D.C.) senior Yasmine Arrington.
For once, here's a Snyder quote that doesn't make people scream, cringe, or start a twitter hashtag:
"Anything we can do to help the lives of our young people, we’ll do," said Redskins owner Dan Snyder. "When I grew up a Redskins fan, I remember the influence players had on me, and to be able to do this, as well as the other work our charitable foundation does for children in our community, it’s just a lot of fun."
Snyder himself placed the call to Arrington, letting her know she had been awarded the scholarship. The Banneker student has an extremely impressive resume, starting her own non-profit organization last year called ScholarCHIPS (Children of Incarcerated Parents), which raised $5,000 to disburse to area high school seniors who have incarcerated parents (Arrington's father is incarcerated and her mom deceased). The Banneker senior also excels in school (a published poet with a 3.2 GPA) and on the court, playing basketball, tennis and volleyball.