Registration open for kids to compete in Starr Children’s Fund Punt Pass Kick Competition

The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation (VLCF) hosts the inaugural Starr Children’s Fund Punt Pass Kick Competition from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 26. Registration is now open for boys and girls, ages 6-13 years old at www.lombardifoundation.com/puntpasskick.

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USA Today Follows Ertz Family Foundation Launch

Zach and JulieAs an organization, the Eagles are committed to helping the community. Various members of the team have their own charities and foundations to make the world a better place. Tight end Zach Ertz is the latest member of the team to take a step towards reaching out. He and his wife, Julie, announced the establishment of the Ertz Family Foundation.

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Softball event shows Carson Wentz starting to flex his off-field muscle as a Philadelphian

dixon-544401-e-wp-content-uploads-2018-06-1175615_9eb346686e138af-1Right now, anything having to do with the Eagles is very big – bigger than ever, in a town where the Eagles are important 365 days a year. Foundation officials said about 25,000 tickets were sold in advance for the Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation charity softball game. “The goal is to provide something different, provide a community atmosphere, just love on people,” Wentz said. “It’ll hopefully change lives in this community, and hopefully get people plugged into their faith, and get to know Jesus Christ through it as well.”

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Carson Wentz can’t participate in softball event, but pleased with rehab

DeqCE6oX4AAJoD4.jpgJust like he was for Super Bowl LII a few months ago, Carson Wentz was again a spectator on Friday night at the inaugural AO1 Foundation Charity Softball Game at Citizens Bank Park. In a press conference before the home run derby, Wentz admitted he took a few swings in the batting screen and even hit two home runs. But he wasn’t allowed to participate in the derby or the game for his own event.

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Andrew Bernstein on Sidelines of Rocket-Warriors Series

Screen Shot 2018-06-25 at 9.18.02 AMAndrew Bernstein is the NBA’s longest tenured league photographer. He has shot some of the biggest moments in NBA history, including 35 NBA Finals. He has also photographed the legendary Rockets matchup with the Lakers. He was on court May 14th when James Harden and Kevin Durant clashed in Game 1. Berstein explains that relationships are key, referencing his long-time kinship with Chris Paul.

 

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Anthony Lynn Gets his Degree for his Players, for his Family and for Himself

Screen Shot 2018-06-26 at 12.23.17 PMLast spring, Anthony quietly enrolled to complete his college degree nearly 30 years after he started it, he wasn’t interested in the pomp and circumstance. On the first day of the offseason program, the same day he told his players about graduation, he gave them an assignment: Think of three things you would do for free. “Your passion lies in there somewhere,” he told them. He encouraged them to pursue those interests in the offseason, when they have the time to do so. Take a class, job shadow, or get an internship, he suggested. Lynn’s message to his players: Don’t be like me, 49 years old and going back to school. Finish your degree now. 

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