Redskins' Josh Wilson to speak at Boys & Girls Club's Steak and Burger Dinner

March 25, 2012
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Josh Wilson

The 22nd annual Steak and Burger Dinner to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County will feature Josh Wilson of the Washington Redskins as the keynote speaker. 

The dinner, scheduled for Thursday, April 12, at Hager Hall Conference & Event Center, includes a silent auction, performances by Boys & Girls Club members and the Andrew Hoffman Youth of the Year Award announcement.

Wilson played at the University of Maryland before being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks.

Wilson, whose father, Tim, also played in the NFL, spent one year playing for the Baltimore Ravens before joining the Redskins.

His father played at Maryland and spent several years as Earl Campbell’s running mate in the backfield for the Houston Oilers.
Tim Wilson died when Josh was very young, a challenging situation for anyone. Josh Wilson hopes to inspire others to overcome similar challenges in their lives.

The club serves those ages of 6 to 18 at seven locations in Washington County. The club has been a stable force in the lives of local children since 1941.

“The Steak and Burger Dinner is a fantastic evening,” said Jim Deaner, the club’s executive director. “The dinner is a fundraising event that helps us secure the resources necessary to improve the lives of our children, but it also serves as one of our programs, as the entire evening is run by our club members. I promise if you come out to the dinner, you will leave feeling like the future is in good hands.”

Club members will serve as greeters at the dinner, the masters of ceremony during the event, performers during the social hour and as the guests of honor.

The silent auction and social hour start at 5:30 p.m. with Josh Wilson available during this time to sign autographs. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the club members taking the stage shortly after dinner. 

Wilson will speak to conclude the night’s festivities. 

Tickets for the dinner cost $50 per person; table sponsorships are available for $500. 

For more information, call 301-733-5422 or go to

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