Eagles partner with nonprofit to make sports more affordable and accessible
DELAWARE COUNTY, PA. – Training drills looked a little different on Tuesday for some Eagles players and members of the Boys Latin Charter School football team as they worked on a new warehouse in Sharon Hill for children in need of sports equipment .
“For a lot of kids in Philly, they can’t access youth sports activities just because the cost of the equipment is too high. So what LPF does, come and pick up the slightly used equipment,” Kaitlin Brennan , director of Leveling the Playground, said.
Leveling the Playing Field distributes equipment to players who need a helping hand. The Eagles are partnering with the nonprofit to ensure the program that started in Washington skyrockets in the Philly area
“Just to give them things they can’t buy,” said Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward.
“It’s great, going out to the community to give back, you know how to help these kids,” said Eagles tight end Tyree Jackson.
Pat Montgomery, the head coach of the Latin boys, is happy that his team can help “play forward” by volunteering.
“There are a lot of kids in the city who need this,” he said.
Tyrig Armstong and Malachi Williams are freshmen at Boys Latin. It’s exciting to work side by side with NFL players as they put together shelves and crates, but they also know it’s essential that everyone has the opportunity to play the game they love.
“You don’t have to ask your mom if I can have this? What’s the price for that? You have it and you just have it and you don’t have to worry about a thing,” Williams said.
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