Here’s another edition of Robert Griffin III gets it. This is somewhere around volume 587.
Last night Griffin decided to go out and take in a local high school football game. He has no ties to Broad Run High School in Loudoun County other than the fact that it’s in the community where he lives and works. But there he was last night to see the Spartans beat Patriot 34-20.
He also was there to support the “Pink’d” breast cancer awareness event that Broad Run was putting on that night. He apparently decided to go on the spur of the moment. Friday evening he tweeted looking for some information:
What quarter is the Pink'd game at broad run high school in?
Griffin appeared at the game unannounced, with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s department helping with crowd control. He talked to and posed for pictures with students in the crowd and helped out selling the Pink’d T-shirts to raise funds for breast cancer research.
He tweeted the following after the game.
Appreciate where you came & you will always appreciate where you are & where you can go. S/O to Broad Run High getting the W & for Pink'd
Earlier this week, Griffin said that he will wear some pink gear, including a pink edition of the trademark sleeve he wears on his left (non-throwing) arm, as part of the team’s “Think Pink” initiative on Sunday.
Griffin said he thought it was important to help raise awareness for the cause even though it has not touched his family.
“I know it means something to a lot of different people,” he said. “Sometimes, it’s not necessarily what you’re doing for yourself that can make a difference in this world. It’s what you’re doing to try to bring awareness to other people’s struggles.”
Yeah, I think he gets it.