CHENEY -- Cheney didn't become home for Michael Roos until he arrived at Eastern Washington university as a 17-year old. But his years with the Eags created a bond that keeps the NFL offensive lineman coming back.
This weekend the former All-American is back for his 5th Annual Fish & Chip Tournament. For the first time he held a football camp at the field that bares his name, for kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Spokane Co. They, along with his foundation, benefit from his yearly event.
The Fish & Chip feautured a round of golf for Roos and his NFL and celebrity friends at Qualchan Saturday. Among those in attendance were NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus and Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate. The even wraps up with a day of fishing Sunday.
Roos was born in Estonia, and grew up in Vancouver, Washington. Despite no family roots in Eastern Washington he says giving back to this community just makes sense.