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The Eagles love to give back to the community and a recent donation should impact athletes from around the city.
The organization just announced a donation of more than $330,000 in Gatorade product and football equipment to the Philadelphia Public League. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of youth sports participation and training have changed significantly, impacting thousands of youth athletes across the area.
“The Philadelphia Eagles have always been dedicated to the health, safety, and development of children through a commitment to youth football programming,” said Eagles President Don Smolenski. “While many experiences were taken away from them this past year, these young athletes have been resilient in the face of adversity. We are proud to partner with Gatorade and the Philadelphia Public League to ensure that our youth have the proper nutrition and equipment needed to support a safe and healthy return to sports this fall.”
May 20, 2021; Philadelphia, PA, At the Germantown Super Site (Photo by John Geliebter/Philadelphia Eagles)
To ensure that these athletes around the city of Philadelphia have the proper food, nutrition, and sports drinks needed to perform at their best, the Eagles partnered with Gatorade to donate 1,000 bottles of Gatorade and 1,000 protein bars to the Philadelphia Public League. As an added layer, the Eagles purchased an additional $20,000 in product from Gatorade, bringing the total donation to $25,000. These resources were distributed to many of the 73 Philadelphia Public League member schools to help support all of their sports programs.
Founded in 1920, the Philadelphia Public League (PPL) is the interscholastic athletic league for public district and charter schools governed by the Board of Education for the School District of Philadelphia. The PPL sponsors 29 sports across 75 schools and competes as members of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA).
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