WASHINGTON — There are many different breeds of athlete. Some grasp at the spotlight and revel in it, like Kelly Oubre Jr. and Chris Baker. Others, like Pierre Garcon and Otto Porter Jr., generally stay out of the spotlight.
On Friday, all four of those players, and many others, showed up to raise money for a good cause: helping to prevent domestic violence, and support victims of domestic violence.
Their method of support? Dressing up.
A fashion show, called Walk This Way, held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in D.C. featured more than a dozen professional athletes all decked out in support of Becky’s Fund, a non-profit organization that aims to reduce domestic violence crime.
Among the others that joined, per The Undefeated, were Redskins Vernon Davis and Nick Sundberg, injured Wizard Ian Mahinmi, D.C. United’s Bill Hamid and Marcelo Sarvas, as well as Crystal Dunn and Ali Krieger of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team and former NFLers Gary Clark and Dhani Jones.
The event raised more than $100,000, which will go toward putting the program in three additional D.C. schools next year, per The Undefeated.
How much Chris “Swaggy” Baker raised by himself with these moves, we may never know.