RICHMOND, Va. — A nonprofit foundation founded by a Washington Redskins linebacker is expanding into Richmond – and it has a pair of Richmond business leaders on its side.
Ryan Kerrigan, a member of the Redskins since 2011, plans to bring an outpost of his Kerrigan’s Korner to the Children’s Hospital at VCU in downtown Richmond.
The effort, part of Kerrigan’s Blitz for the Better Foundation initiative, was confirmed by David Struminger, a board member of the foundation, and president and COO of Richmond-based Virginia Linen Service Inc.
Kerrigan’s Korner is an area set up in hospitals to provide young patients undergoing treatment and dialysis, along with their family members, access to electronics, toys and games – such as Xboxes and iPads – during long hospital stays.
The Korners are usually tucked away in small, yet highly visible areas of hospitals, so children undergoing long treatment can access various activities in the station.