Philadelphia Eagles and USA Football award NFL Foundation-funded grants to local youth and school-based football programs

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The Philadelphia Eagles and USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and a youth football development partner of the NFL, recently awarded USA Football spring grants in an effort to advance youth programs across the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Over $30,000 will be distributed to 62 youth football programs in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Complementing the Philadelphia Eagles’ continued support of grassroots football, USA Football’s grant program awards new equipment and resources to local youth football programs based on merit and need. Made possible by NFL Foundation support, USA Football’s grant program helps children in our area stay active and enjoy the fun and fitness of America’s favorite sport.

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“We are grateful to USA Football and the NFL Foundation for their joint efforts in supporting the game at the youth level through their annual equipment grant donation,” said Eagles Vice President of Community Relations Julie Hirshey. “These much-needed resources will greatly benefit over 60 youth football programs and leagues throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area and provide increased access and opportunity for our city’s youth athletes to participate in sports in a safe, fun and engaging environment.”

“We are pleased to stand with the Philadelphia Eagles in a shared commitment to children across the Greater Philadelphia Area,” said USA Football CEO Scott Hallenbeck. “Together with the NFL Foundation, the health and well-being of our children is our top priority. The thousands of moms and dads who volunteer to coach and guide kids under their care also inspire our work and vocation.”

Nationwide, USA Football’s spring grant recipients represent 49 states as more than 1,600 youth sports organizations were awarded approximately $900,000 in new football equipment for their children. Throughout the 2022 calendar year, USA Football will award up to $2 million in grants to deserving youth football leagues and multi-sport youth programs.

Since 2006, in partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles, USA Football has awarded more than $15 million in grants to youth and school-based football programs, which has directly benefitted more than 500,000 youth and high school players across 9,500 programs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Local youth football programs receiving a 2022 USA Football Spring Grant:

Ambler Whitpain Youth Football AssociationNorth Wales, PA
Aston Athletic AssociationAston, PA
Berwick Youth Football LeagueBerwick, PA
Bloomsburg Youth Football & CheerleadingBloomsburg, PA
Blue Mountain Youth Football AssociationPottsville, PA
Boyertown Optimist BearsBoyertown, PA
Center City Youth Sports IncAllentown, PA
Central Columbia Youth Football OrganizationMifflinville, PA
Central Mountain Youth Football and CheerLock Haven, PA
Central Youth FootballFlemington, NJ
Centre Region Parks & RecreationState College, PA
Chester PanthersMarcus Hook, PA
Chester Panthers Youth EmpowermentMarcus Hook, PA
CLS MustangsPhiladelphia, PA
Dallas Junior MountsShavertown, PA
Danville T-RailersDanville, PA
Delaware RattlersNewark, DE
Fox Rok RavensPhiladelphia, PA
Gloucester Township StallionsBlackwood, NJ
Greater 69th Street Wildcats Athletic AssociationYeadon, PA
Greenwood Newport Midget Football AssociationNewport, PA
Greenwood Newport Midget Youth Football AssociationNewport, PA
Hamburg Youth FootballLenhartsville, PA
Heartland Youth Football LeagueSunbury, PA
Jersey Shore Junior Athletics AssociationLock Haven, PA
Jr Hornets FootballBrowns Mills, NJ
Kane Youth Football (Tornadoes)Kane, PA
Kingston Huskies Youth Football & CheerKingston, PA
Leprechauns Sports AssociationPhiladelphia, PA
Lewisburg Youth Football & CheerleadingLewisburg, PA
Little Spartans FootballHughesville, PA
Loyalsock Lancers Youth Football and CheerWilliamsport, PA
Mays Landing LakersMays Landing, NJ
Methacton WarriorsEagleville, PA
Mid-City Youth Athletic Association, Inc.Philadelphia, PA
Midd West Youth Football and Cheerleading AssociationBeaver Springs, PA
Milton Panther Cubs Football & CheerleadingMilton, PA
Monroe Township Braves Youth Football & CheerleadingWilliamstown, NJ
Montgomery Area Independent Football LeagueMontgomery, PA
Montoursville Youth Football & CheerMontoursville, PA
Mountain Top Junior CometsMountain Top, PA
Norchester Red KnightsPottstown, PA
North Eastern Suburban Athletic ConferencePhiladelphia, PA
Panther Youth MovementPhiladelphia, PA
Philadelphia Youth Football AcademyPhiladelphia, PA
Pottsgrove Future FalconsPottstown, PA
Rhawnhurst Raiders Youth FootballPhiladelphia, PA
Roxborough Eagles Youth FootballPhiladelphia, PA
Salem Junior Rams Youth Football OrganizationSalem, NJ
Schuylkill Valley Youth Football AssociationLeesport, PA
Selinsgrove Area Youth Football LeagueHummels Wharf, PA
Shamokin Coal Township Youth Football LeagueCoal Township, PA
Shikellamy Youth FootballSunbury, PA
South Parkland Youth AssociationAllentown, PA
South Philly Sigma SharksPhiladelphia, PA
South Williamsport Youth Football & Cheer AssociationSouth Williamsport, PA
Southern Columbia Youth FootballElysburg, PA
Southern Lehigh Youth FootballCoopersburg, PA
Southern Lehigh Youth Football AssociationCoopersburg, PA
Warminster PioneersWarminster, PA
Warrior Run Youth FootballTurbotville, PA
Williamsport MillionairesWilliamsport, PA

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