Carson Wentz and his AO1 foundation raise $500K during charity softball game

Carson Wetz is the king of Philadelphia, and the fans are in full agreement, as more than 15,000 people filled into Citizen’s Bank Park to watch more than 30 Eagles players compete in a highly intense softball game for charity. Fans from across the country flew in to attend Wentz’s second AO1 Foundation charity softball game.

Showing how close the Eagles star quarterback has grown with the city of Philadelphia, Wentz honored Eagles fans by stating that he wouldn’t want to play in any other city, during a press conference prior to the game.

“I don’t think I could have gone to a better city that fits my personality,” Wentz said in a news conference before the game via the AO1 Foundation. “The blue-collar work ethic, the passion they bring in everything they do. So I love it here, absolutely love it here. The fact that the city gets behind this event, gets behind what we’re doing from a foundation, obviously, they get behind us in a huge way when it comes to football.”

The game, which ended with tight end Richard Rodgers hitting a walk-off home run into the left field bleachers to give the Birds offense a 17-16 win, raised over $500K for charity.

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Eagles fans show Carson Wentz at annual charity softball game they’re 100 percent behind QB despite injuries

But three years later, things have changed. The Eagles may have gotten to a Super Bowl in large part because of him, but they won it for the first time without him. And while a big payday may be on the horizon, a second straight year with a season-ending injury ensured he’ll enter 2019 still in search of his first playoff appearance.

That, however, doesn’t account for a greater reality: This city is still all in on Carson Wentz.

Want proof? You got it on Friday night.

The first-place Philadelphia Phillies were out of town, but the swollen masses still shuffled in and out of Citizens Bank Park, where 15,000 fans and 29 different Eagles joined Wentz for the quarterback’s second annual AO1 Foundation softball game.

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