I had the pleasure of chatting with Ken Harvey, pro-bowl Linebacker of the Washington Redskins and member of the Redskins Ring of Fame. He’s been spearheading some charity work with Diageo and the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) to help fund SoberRide, which is a program that offers free cab rides (up to $50) to anyone who needs a ride home during the holiday season. The idea is to get drunk drivers off the streets by giving offering a free and SAFE way to get home. From now until January 1, anyone in the DC area who needs a safe ride home can simply call 1-800-200-TAXI (AT&T Customers can Dial #TAXI) and you get a free cab ride home. What could be better?
Diageo (they’re the company that makes Captain Morgans, Smirnoff, and other fine spirits) and the Washington Redskins have already donated over $20,000 to provide more cabs for the program to allow for safer streets, and they are also donating $100 for every tackle made by a Redskins Safety. So every time a SAFE-ty makes a play, someone else can stay SAFE (Get it?).
This is such a no-brainer, I love it. The only problem is, we need to let people know about it. Please help us spread the word. Details are below and at the SoberRide link above. If you’re interested in making a donation, click on the WRAP link above and then go to “Tax-deductable Donations” at the bottom left corner of the page. Tomorrow, I’ll share with you my interview of Ken Harvey and his thoughts on the new GM in Washington. For now, spread the word, stay safe, and Hail Redskins!