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October 20, 2015

Washington, DC

Congressional football




2015 Congressional Football Game for Charity October 28 – DeSean Jackson Scheduled to Officiate the Coin Toss

Kickoff: 7:20 pm at Watkins Recreation Field, 420 12th Street SE, Washington, DC

The 2015 Congressional Football Game for Charity will benefit the Capitol Police Memorial Fund, , Our Military Kids; and, A Advantage 4 Kids nonprofit organizations.


This gridiron showdown between Members of Congress and the U.S. Capitol Police touch football squads enters its seventh installment this year. The game was established in 2005 for Congress to show gratitude and support to the men and women who protect them, the U.S. Capitol Police, and to support the families of their fallen.


To make it “a fair game,” former NFL players coach and play with the Congressional team. This year, NFL Alums Ken Harvey and John Booty will be coaching and playing again, joined by Gary Clark, Shawn Springs, Herschel Walker and Donna Wilkinson, of the DC Divas, who won the Women’s Football Alliance national championship in August.


DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins’ all Pro wide receiver, and his mother, Gayle Jackson, President, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation,  have graciously accepted  our invitation to join us for the game. DeSean and Gayle Jackson will conduct the honorary coin toss at 7:20 pm; NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is also invited for the coin toss; and, we would love to have all of them representing professional football to Congress.


In addition, there will be a pre-game football clinic for DC youth with the NFL and USA Football (including youth from Boys & Girls Clubs, Special Olympics DC, KEEN, children of the Members of Congress). The free, one-hour clinic begins at 5:45 pm.

We hope you can join us on Oct. 28 with these NFL greats, Members of Congress, and the Capitol Police team in a bipartisan effort for great causes.

Media, Ticket and General Information Contact:  Teri Washington Communications Director 2015 Congressional Football Game for Charity 917-834-6497; teri@washington11.com


Biennial Congressional Football Game for Charity

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015
  • Watkins Recreation Field
  • 420 12th Street SE
  • Washington, D.C.
  • General Admission:  $10.00
  • Nearest Metro: Potomac Ave (Blue/Orange)
  • NFL Youth Clinic | 5:45pm
  • Kickoff | 7:20pm
  • Parking is extremely limited and all attendees are highly encouraged to take public transportation or walk/bike to the  game.


Participating Professional Players:

John Booty (New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals, New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Gary Clark(Washington Redskins, Phoenix Cardinals, Miami Dolphins), Cliff Crosby (St. Louis Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs), Ken Harvey(Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals),Leon Joe (Chicago Bears), Shawn Springs(Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots), Herschel Walker (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants), Donna Wilkinson(2015 WFA Champions DC Divas)