Growing up in a rural setting outside of Phoenix, Ariz., Trent learned the value of hard work and helping others. Now, as a member of the Washington Redskins, he is giving back and lending his time and energy to work for the community in the D.C. area, and at home.
TRENT VISITS RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Trent Murphy started the summer off right at the Ronald McDonald House at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. on June 4, 2016.
TM, along with two Washington Redskins cheerleaders, headed to the Ronald McDonald House Family Room to meet with children and their families—and it was a fantastic even for not only those in attendance, but also for Trent.
“IT’S BIG FOR ME. IT’S VERY REWARDING,” TRENT SAID. “A LOT OF TIMES YOU GET SO FOCUSED AND BUSY WITH WHAT WE DO AT THE FACILITY AND TRYING TO IMPROVE AS A TEAM AND PLAYING FOOTBALL WITH OTAS AND WORKING OUT AND YOU KIND OF LOSE SIGHT OF WHO YOU CAN IMPACT AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. TO BE ABLE TO BE BACK HERE, HAVE THAT REMINDER, IT’S HUGE. JUST HAVING ANY KIND OF IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY IS BIG TIME.”
Trent did arts and crafts with the kids, played some video games, had snacks and more for a few hours in his second visit to the Ronald McDonald House. And he was able to draw from his own childhood, growing up with five sisters, to help the children have a special day.
“I HAVE FIVE SISTERS I CAN THANK FOR THIS, BUT I WAS TEACHING ONE LITTLE GIRL HOW TO BRAID, WHICH IS PROBABLY NOT A LOT OF DEFENSIVE ENDS’ STRONG SUIT,” HE SAID LAUGHING. “WE WERE PLAYING BALL, COLORING, DRAWING, READING AND [HAD] SOME ROOM VISITS. IT WAS A PRETTY FUN DAY.”
REDSKINS HOST FUEL UP TO PLAY 60 EVENT
Trent lent a helping hand as some of the youngest Washington Redskins fans learned what Fuel Up to Play 60 is all about on June 11, 2016.
TM, along with several teammates and Redskins cheerleaders, headed to Park View High School in Sterling, Va. on Saturday in partnership with the American Dairy Association North East and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation. They played host to children from 10 area elementary schools, teaching the students how to eat right and play hard to stay healthy.
They kids met a heifer named Snickerdoodle and a calf named Maid Marian and received a lesson in nutrition from local dairy farmers. They also did farmers carries with weighted buckets—an old school farm boy workout that Trent knows well—while getting insight into the hard work done by dairy farmers.
They also ran through an obstacle course hosted by Urban Kangaroo, as well as combine-style drills and an interesting tic-tac-toe relay race.
It was a terrific day, not only for the kids, but also for Trent and his teammates.
“It means a lot to me,” said Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland. “It’s something I didn’t have when I grew up, I just feel like it’s my duty to give back to the kids of this world.”