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Photo by Daniel Kucin. Washington Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan teamed up with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and FedEx to promote reading to special needs students at Redskins Read FedEx Special Delivery on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at  Margaret Brent Regional School in New Carrollton.

Photo by Daniel Kucin. Washington Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan teamed up with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and FedEx to promote reading to special needs students at Redskins Read FedEx Special Delivery on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Margaret Brent Regional School in New Carrollton.

Published on: Tuesday, March 05, 2013

By Daniel Kucin

The Washington Redskins paired up with FedEx to deliver a strong message to more than 100 special needs students at Margaret Brent Regional School in New Carrollton last Wednesday.

The fifth annual Redskins Read FedEx Special Delivery event promoted literacy and good reading habits to the young students.

The morning kicked off with a special reading session from Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan. Morgan has been an active supporter of reading, and he has been dedicated to supporting the local community along with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. FedEx volunteers also visited the classrooms with Morgan to put a different spin on reading and encourage students to appreciate their newfound love.

“It’s events like this that really allow our employees to connect with and support the local communities we serve,” said Tyrone Gaskins, senior manager at FedEx Ground. “Our volunteers were thrilled be able to share our love of books with the students today.”

After story time, FedEx delivered hundreds of Redskins Read activity books to the school. The Redskins Charitable Foundation in coordination with FedEx has delivered close to 500,000 books to schools, after-school programs, and libraries. So far, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and FedEx have delivered over 1.5 million books across the region.

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