Robert Griffin III.
Never forgetting where he came from, RG3 has a passion for helping others reach their goals in life.
The Early Years
Starting at a young age, Robert was taught to be mindful of the needs of others. His father, Robert Griffin Jr. had him working in the Killeen, Texas Christian House of Prayer Church. Robert would go up early on Saturdays and clean the floors. He speaks now about how this taught him to be humble, no matter what your own circumstances are. Robert also participated in helping the younger members of his AAU track team, the event Relay for Life, and various other charities throughout his younger days and into his teen years while attending Copperas Cove High School.
The College Years
While attending Baylor, Robert was a mainstay in the organization “Friends for Life”. He volunteered many hours there, befriending countless participants in the program. After graduating he went back and became a guest speaker in an event that was put together in order to benefit the organization. Robert also participated in programs such as “Meals on Wheels,” “Communities in Schools, “ and even visiting a prison to help encourage current inmates and give them hope.
Making A Difference Today
Once he joined the Redskins, Robert was able to begin his philanthropic pursuits with more intensity as his platform had grown. He held a Friday Nights Camp at Anacostia High School, NFL Play60 at Randolph Air Force Base and Andrews Air Force Base. He also assisted TAPS by meeting with families from the organization for a private tour of Redskins Park. This foundation will be aimed at helping with several different organizations that he has already partnered with in the past, and several others in the future that share the same passion towards helping others that Robert and his family have.