The Eagles Community Quarterback Award presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals is a volunteer recognition program that salutes outstanding citizens who make a difference in our community. Outstanding volunteers from across the tri-state area were recognized this year as Community Quarterbacks. The Philadelphia Eagles will make a donation to each nonprofit organization served by the ten Community Quarterback finalists. The ten finalists will be honored by the Philadelphia Eagles for their efforts at a recognition event held in December. Please nominate your canidate for Community Quarterback!
During each home game the Philadelphia Eagles and Teva Pharmaceuticals will host families from the greater Philadelphia area that have been recognized as Teva Starting Line-Up Families. The Philadelphia Eagles and Teva Pharmaceuticals are giving back to these families who are battling medical hardships by giving them the opportunity to watch warm-ups from the sidelines and be on the field as the Eagles starters are announced!
During each week of an Eagles' home game the Philadelphia Eagles and Teva Pharmaceuticals will highlight two local charitable organizations that are making a difference in the community, courtesy of Teva Pharmaceuticals. The organziations will receive tickets to the game and space in the HeadHouse Plaza pregame so they can provide information on their services to Eagles fans at the game.
Tuesday is a traditional day off for players in the NFL; a chance to escape the rigors of practice and watching tape. However several players choose to spend their day off working to help in their local community. Click here each week to see what the Eagles are doing in our community!
Each year the Eagles encourage their fans to help make the holiday time brighter for Philadelphians in need by joining with the U.S. Marines for their annual "Toys for Tots" Book & Toy drive.
This year's Book and Toy Drive will be held on December 2, 2010 when the Eagles play Houston at Lincoln Financial Field. The new, unwrapped books and toys collected at Lincoln Financial Field will be given to children through the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Drive, and all books collected will be donated to children through Eagles Youth Partnership, the Eagles' non-profit, charitable wing.
Each year, the Eagles Women's Association and the Philadelphia Eagles team up to ask fans to help Tackle Hunger by donating their non-perishable food items at a home game at Lincoln Financial Field.
This year's Eagles Women's Association Food Drive will be held on November 21st when the Eagles play the NY Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. All of the food collected will be given to Philabundance to help the needy in the greater Philadelphia area. The Philadelphia Eagles and the Eagles Women's Association would like to thank all the fans that help make our food drives so successfull
Click here for more information on the Eagles Women's Association Food Drive.
As part of Verizon Wireless' HopeLine program, the Eagles and Verizon Wireless will host their 7th annual cell phone drive for Verizon Wireless' Hopline program. Fans may donate phones at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, October 17th when the Eagles play the Atlanta Falcons.
We would like the thank all of the Fans and Volunteers that help make our annural Cell Phone Drives a great succes. All the cell phones collected will be donated towards domestic violence prevention and shelters in our area.
If you have used cell phones that you would like to donateplease send them to:
In appreciation of the overwhelming show of patriotism by our fans, the Philadelphia Eagles and Dietz and Watson honor Eagles fans serving in the military as our Hometown Heroes. We would like to acknowledge your friend or family member whose bravery and strength make them deserving of special recognition.
Click here to learn now to honor your Hero and see some of the Heroes we've honored so far this season!
The prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year Award is the only NFL award that recognizes a player for his community service activities as well as his excellence on the field. Recent winners and past winners include many of the league's greatest players, 13 of whom are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The winners, chosen from a list of 32 nominees (one from each team), are selected by an elite panel of judges, including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Sports Illustrated writer Peter King, Connie Payton (wife of the late Walter Payton), former players Frank Gifford, Jack Kemp, John Mackey, and the previous year's winner. The Man of the Year's designated charity receives a $25,000 donation in his name. Charities selected by the other 31 team finalists each receive a $1,000 donation.
The 2009 Eagles Man of the Year was Brian Dawkins. Dawkins has proved that he is not only an important asset on the field, but off of it, as well. He was named Father of the Year by the American Diabetes Association and he serves as the regional spokesman for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. He partnered with Turkey Hill Ice Cream to donate $1,000 to JDF for every interception he made between 2004 and 2007. To celebrate his twin daughters' first birthday Brian donated $10,000 to the Philadelphia Children's Hospital neonatal unit in their names. Brian has also recognized the impact that football and education make on a teenager. He personally selects on high school player to come to each Eagles home game where he donates his own tickets and sidelines passes to the teen. After the game, Brian meets with the young man to encourage his pursuit of football and education.
During this national day of community service, NFL players trade in their shoulder pads, cleats and helmets for tool belts, aprons or mud boots-whatever's needed-to lend aid and assistance to people in their communities. During Hometown Huddle, approximately 300 players, team reps and their families interact with literally thousands of people who benefit from United Way support throughout the country.
As part of the NFL's partnership with the United Way, the Philadelphia Eagles work closely with the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of this nationwide charity.