Kerrigan's Korner

Kerrigan's Korners provide patients and their family members access to electronics during hospital stays. They serve as a source of entertainment, a portal for communication and a diversion during treatment and recovery.

June 2015 - The first Kerrigan’s Korner was launched in the in-patient wings of Children’s National Medical Center. The Kerrigan’s Korner was dedicated to Blitz for the Better Board Member, the late Wayne Curry.

March 2016 - Kerrigan unveiled his second Kerrigan’s Korner at Inova Children’s Hospital. The Kerrigan's Korner was made possible by the generous support of Client Solutions Architect’s, WashingtonFirst Bank and Northwestern Mutual.

May 2016 - Kerrigan unveiled his third Kerrigan’s Korner, sponsored by The Menkiti Group and Keller Williams Capital Properties, at The HSC Pediatric Center.

November 2016 - Kerrigan unveiled his fourth fourth Kerrigan’s Korner, sponsored by the Morrissette Family Foundation, at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

April 2017 - Kerrigan opened his fifth Kerrigan's Korner, a physical and occupational therapy room, at Children's National Medical Center.

May 2017 - Kerrigan unveiled his sixth Kerrigan’s Korner, sponsored by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, at Inova Children’s Hospital.

August 2017 - Kerrigan unveiled his seventh Kerrigan's Korner, sponsored by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

August 2017 - Kerrigan unveiled his eighth Kerrigan's Korner, sponsored by Schell Brothers and Virginia Linen Services, Inc., at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

May 2018 - Ryan opening his ninth Kerrigan's Korner, sponsored by Sandy Spring Bank, at The Kellar School. This is the first Kerrigan's Korner unveiled at a school.
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Ryan's Reindeer Rush

Ryan's Reindeer Rush is a holiday program designed for children who might need some extra holiday cheer. Every year since 2014, Ryan has visited pediatric units in a DC area hospitals to deliver items to children and around the Holiday season.

In 2015, the program expanded to include a holiday party at Redskins Park and a holiday meal giveaway.

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Positive IMPACT

Launched in September 2017, the Positive IMPACT Fund provides financial assistance to families in need with severely and chronically ill children as well as those with special needs. The Positive IMPACT Funds serves as a financial hand-up to allow families to strengthen their abilities to care for themselves, enhance their stability and security and improve their quality of life. Applications will only be available through approved children’s hospitals and pre-approved non-profit community organizations. A total of four applications have been approved totaling $30,0000.
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Back to School Program

Ryan and the Blitz for the Better Foundation hosted the first Back to School community outreach program in August 2018. Back to School provided a fun evening of activities and music thanks to Talk of the Town Variety Entertainment, food, and interaction with Ryan Kerrigan and the Washington Redskins home stadium, complete with behind the scenes access to the Redskins’ locker room for over 100 students from Children's National. Students walked away with an unforgettable experience, a cool backpack filled with school supplies to start the new year off right and educational material provided courtesy of our program sponsor State Farm.

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