Philadelphia Eagles, Partner of Leveling the Playing Field to provide sports equipment to the community


SHARON HILL, Pa. (WPVI) – The Philadelphia Eagles help student-athletes get off the sideline and into the game.

On Tuesday, the team partnered with Leveling the Playing Field (LPF) to open a new warehouse in Sharon Hill, Pa.

The non-profit organization collects used sports equipment to donate to children in need.

“As you can see, we’re building a lot of shelves, a lot of bins. This is our new LPF warehouse,” said Kaitlyn Brennan, operations manager for LPF-Philly. “There are a lot of kids here who would really like to get involved in the sport. The only barrier is just the cost of the equipment, and our goal is to just remove that barrier.”

The Boys’ Latin Charter School football team was also on site Tuesday to help assemble the new warehouse.

LPF already has warehouses in Washington, DC and Baltimore. The organization has distributed more than $ 8 million in sports equipment to children in need.

The Sharon Hill warehouse is LPF’s first in the Philadelphia area.

“It brings you back to every time you were in high school, just seeing guys in the NFL. These guys can come home and talk to you and cheer you on and say, ‘you can do it,'” said Eagles wide receiver. broad Greg Ward.

On Tuesday, the Eagles presented a check for $ 60,000 to help LPF.

The team calls on all fans to help LPF-Philly through equipment donations and volunteer opportunities.

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