The COVID-19 pandemic took away the fan experience for a lot of NFL teams this season, but all wasn’t a loss, especially here in Philadelphia.
Hoping to keep fans engaged, the Eagles proposed offering season ticket holders and fans the chance to buy cardboard cutouts in a seat at Lincoln Financial Field for a $100 donation, with the proceeds going to the Eagles Autism Foundation.
As a result of the unprecedented success this season, the team announced that more than $260,000 in net proceeds were raised for the Eagles Autism Foundation.
A total of 4,900-plus cutouts were purchased by Eagles fans from all around the world in 2020 and were installed in seating sections at Lincoln Financial Field as a way to recognize and honor their unrivaled fandom.
Due to the program’s popularity and the extraordinary response amongst Eagles fans, the net proceeds have led to the Eagles Autism Foundation eclipsing the $10 million milestone mark, an impressive feat for the public charity over its first three years since launching the inaugural Eagles Autism Challenge in May 2018.
At the end of the season, Eagles fans were invited to Lincoln Financial Field to personally pick up their cutouts from the seats they were located in during the year.
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