The Philadelphia Eagles were selected from among 350 sports organizations around the world as a finalist for the Sports Team of the Year Award. The honor is presented by Beyond Sport, a global organization that promotes, develops and funds the use of sports to drive positive social change.
The Eagles were selected for the work of their Eagles Youth Partnership, which brings health and educational resources to more than 50,000 underprivileged children each year. The organization provides comprehensive vision care, literacy programs and safe spaces for children to thrive.
“The announcement of the nomination alone is a remarkable moment for this entire organization,” said Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie (left). “Every member of this team has contributed to our community programs. Social justice is an integral part of who we are and we believe it makes us a better organization.”
Eagles co-owner Christina Lurie is president of the Eagles Youth Partnership. “To be among so many exceptional organizations that use the universal attraction of sports to make the world a better place, is truly a humbling experience,” she said.
The award will be presented later this month at the Beyond Sports Conference in Chicago.
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