Last night, Washington Redskins Pierre Garçon and Chris Baker and D.C. United Bill Hamid and Travis Worra joined Capital Restaurant Group CEO Fouad Qreitem for a special “Paisano’s Pizza Party” at the Inova Children’s Hospital in Falls Church. The local athletes came together to visit patients under the age of 17 with gifts and pizza in honor of the holiday season.
Garçon, Baker and Qreitem paid a special visit to friend Juwaan Espinal, a Centreville, VA teenager with cerebral palsy. Last year, Paisano’s and Garçon raised over $20,000 to buy Espinal a specialized van to drive him around in his wheelchair.
“We are grateful to have been part of an event close to my heart. I was born and raised in this community and we are committed to giving back to our local families. Paisano’s appreciates everyone’s willingness to make this happen. Thank you to Pierre, Chris, Bill, Travis, and Ellie’s Hats for joining us. A very special thank you to all those at INOVA who care for these patients and their families around the clock; we recognize that you are the true heroes.” said Qreitem.