LEESBURG, Va. — For the fifth straight year, Ryan Kerrigan hosted the Leukemia Golf Classic.
The charity golf tournament raises money help improve the lives of blood cancer patients.
A member of the Redskins roster has hosted the tournament for 14 straight years, beginning with former quarterback Mark Brunell in 2006.
Ryan Kerrigan sees how important the charity golf tournament is every year he hosts it.
"Every unique story you hear with that, each patient here, it definitely deepens the impact," says Kerrigan. "To see the impact, you get to meet people, and get to know them on a personal level. It really makes you realize that what you're doing here is important, and it's having a profound impact on people on their families."
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is proud of the work Kerrigan has done hosting the tournament.
"I think Ryan does an excellent job with this," says Gruden. "He gets great support from the players [and] from the organization. It's obviously for a great cause. Anytime we can all come together and do good for the community, it's great for everybody."
It rained for much of the day, but that didn't put a damper on the event.
"We're all out here for the same mission," says Jamie Graham, one of the co-chairs for the event. "We're all achieving record-breaking goals to end blood cancer. We're super excited today rain or shine."