WHO & WHAT: Students at Community College of Philadelphia are showing their Eagles’ spirit by giving back and paying it forward. A celebration rally ahead of Super Bowl LII will offer members of the College community the opportunity to sport their green Eagles t-shirts, caps and paraphernalia, and to make a pledge to join the players’ social justice crusade.
From coast to coast, fans will be cheering on the Eagles on Sunday because of their collective charitable acts, as well as their stellar performance on the field. These players have become role models as they have campaigned for educational equity and social justice, and promoted the 'home dogs' dog masks, which have raised more than $100,000 to support Philadelphia public schools.
Last year, Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins became a director for the Community College of Philadelphia Foundation Board, which raises money to support College initiatives and student scholarships. Defensive End Chris Long, who donated his entire salary this past season to charities, also helped to raise money for the College's students this past season, serving as a barista at Saxbys during its fundraiser to support its student scholarships.
“We are proud of this team and mindful of the example they have set this year as powerful civic leaders,” said Student Government Association President Troy Bundy. “We want to cheer them on to victory, in their drives on and off the field.”
A large bulletin board will be posted in the lobby of the Bonnell Building, and students, faculty and staff will be asked to fill out cards and pledge a good deed or act of public service in the name of their favorite Eagle player. Attendees will enjoy hot beverages, lively music and the chant we all love: E-A-G-L-E-S! The event is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the Student Government Association and the Veterans Resource Center.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - Students will gather in the Bonnell Building and Chant the Eagles Fight Song, "FLY EAGLES FLY."
WHERE: Community College of Philadelphia, Bonnell Building Lobby (on 17th between Spring Garden and Callowhill streets).
VISUALS: Dozens of students, staff and faculty in Eagles’ gear; excited crowds chanting "Fly Eagles Fly."