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.
(IMAGES COURTESY THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES).
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.