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D.C. Pro Athletes Don Eric Finn Duds For Becky's Fund's Annual 'Walk This Way' Runway Show

By Daniel Swartz on October 5, 2012
Be sure to check out all 88 of our photographs from this event HERE!
The Guest List:
Alex Mehrnaz Naini, Alexa Holcombe, Angela Bevill: 1 | 2, Arika Burton: 1 | 2, Becky Lee: 1 | 2, Ben Droz: 1 | 2, Bridget Faux: 1 | 2, Cathy Speck: 1 | 2, Dannia Hakki, Dorean Rose Pugh, Doug Eldridge, Elizabeth Fassbender, Erika Paola Gutierrez, Howard Lee, Ihita Kabir: 1 | 2, James Gibson, Jana Sedlakova: 1 | 2, Jehan Carter, Jessica Hoy, John Wiedower, Kara Allan, Kathleen Galvan: 1 | 2, Katie McHenry: 1 | 2, Keisha Williams, Leigh Inman Macdonald, Leo Schmid, Lindsey Murray: 1 | 2, Maggie O'Neill, Mark Ein, Matt Landsberg, Mikaela Mikki Meacham, Naoum Anagnos: 1 | 2, Nichole Devolites: 1 | 2, Rich Amons, Rodrigo Garcia, Samantha Hawkins, Samy K: 1 | 2, Sherry Martellaro: 1 | 2, Steuart Martens, Tammy Britt, Vivian Leslie: 1 | 2, Zenia Azam: 1 | 2
SOUTHWEST -- With a home team boasting an undefeated record two concurrent years straight, Kastles Stadium at The Wharf is no stranger to champion athletes.

Still, it was a bit out of sporting character to see over a dozen players from the Washington Redskins and the Washington Capitals take the court as they did Thursday evening, for the fourth installment of the Walk This Way fashion show benefiting Becky’s Fund.

Taking full advantage of the picturesque backdrop provided by this year’s new host venue (the 2011 show was held inside the Mellon Auditorium), last night’s event began with a bustling cocktail reception for guests overlooking the Potomac.

As ticketholders mixed and mingled, the models themselves could be found backstage with lead sponsor Eric Finn Custom ClothiersMatt Landsberg making last minute adjustments to their dapper threads for the runway show.

Capitals players Mathieu Perreault, John Carlson, and Karl Alzner and Redskins players Lorenzo Alexander, DeAngelo Hall, Ryan Kerrigan, Reed Doughty, and Kedric Golston were but some of the professional athletes to volunteer their time for the occasion.

The night’s co-hosts, Julie Donaldson from Comcast SportsNet and Dan Hellie from NBC4, then proceeded to kick the program off in earnest as the more than 1,500 supporters in attendance, including Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Alaskan Governor Sean Parnell, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Kastles owner Mark Ein, settled in for a lively fashion presentation.

Joining the male athletes-turned-models down the catwalk were female models sporting styles from local brands such as Marti Company, Anchyi Wei concept accessories, Melissa Vap Hats, Bishme Cromartie and Charm Georgetown.

The $50,000+ raised from the event benefited D.C.-based non-profit Becky’s Fund, which focuses on domestic violence prevention. The organization was founded by Becky Lee in November 2006 with the prize money she won as a contestant on the acclaimed CBS prime-time television show Survivor: Cook Islands.

Walking the walk has never been the same since.

Be sure to check out all 88 of our photographs from this event HERE!
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