Philadelphia Eagles Win International Award for Community Service Efforts

John George, Senior Reporter, Philadelphia Business Journal -- The Philadelphia Eagles football team were recognized Wednesday, December 7th, as “Sport Team of the Year” by the international social change organization, Beyond Sport.

The football team was honored for its longstanding commitment to helping address social issues in its community.
“The Philadelphia Eagles’ social inclusion, education, and sustainability efforts triggered the Beyond Sport Awards judges to acknowledge that this NFL team is setting the standard when it comes to social impact, paving the way for other teams around the globe to do the same,” said Nick Keller, Founding CEO of Beyond Sport.

The team was nominated for the honor based on three of its signature programs: Eagles Youth Partnership, a program led by Sarah Martinez-Helfman that provides eye care, reading support and mentoring programs to more than 50,000 children a year; Tackling Breast Cancer, which has raised more than $1.6 million for cancer research and care; and Go Green, the team’s program to be a leader in alternative energy and environmentally responsible business practices.

Read more of John George's article here, and read what the Eagles have to say about winning the award, here.