Brian Orakpo's Leukemia Golf Tournament: A Redskins Staple Event

5:40 PM, May 6, 2013   |    comments
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STERLING, Va. (WUSA) -- Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo will be the first person to admit he's not the world's greatest golfer.

"We just pick up my ball and keep moving!" shouted Orakpo after a tee shot that skimmed 50-yards up the fairway. 

One thing cannot be argued: Brian Orakpo's Leukemia Golf Classic has become a staple charity event in the Washington D.C. area. Mike Shanahan, Ryan Kerrigan, Kirk Cousins and hundreds of community members turned out to raise money and awareness for a cause that Orakpo has been a champion of. 

"What leukemia patients go through on a day to day basis, deal with this particular disease...It's so easy for me to play football, but them, it's life or death. I try and lift their spirits in any way I can," said Orakpo on Monday. 

Even those who weren't golfing, like Robert Griffin III and cornerback Josh Wilson, came out to show their support. Wilson in particular holds this event close to his heart.  

"My mom is a leukemia survivor. So this is huge for me. I'm just glad that my teammates came out to support Brian Orakpo and this event," added Wilson. 

Check out the entire video for football related commentary from some Redskins players. 

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