PHOTOS: Eagles take part in 17th annual Playground Build

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Since 1997, Eagles Youth Partnership’s annual community-changing Playground Build teams the entire Philadelphia Eagles organization, including players, coaches, cheerleaders and staff members, with a school community to transform the barren asphalt school yard into a beautiful and imaginative safe haven for play and recreation.


In partnership with the American Heart Association, the Philadelphia Eagles have distributed PLAY 60 Challenge materials to a total of eight local middle schools, encouraging more than 2,000 students to get active for at least 60 minutes a day over the course of six weeks. The top 25 students from each school (200 total) are invited to Lincoln Financial Field to participate in a PPK-style event led by Eagles players, cheerleaders and SWOOP. There will be on-field drills which focus on football skills and healthy exercise. The Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association will provide a nutrition station to educate the students on the importance of healthy eating and dairy. Participating schools will be from the Philadelphia, Delaware and South Jersey districts.