Philadelphia Eagles donate helmets to 3 Philly-area high school football programs

philadelphia eagles high school football helmetsThe Philadelphia Eagles with the help of Xenith donate 150 helmets to three local high school football teams.
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The National Football League‘s Philadelphia Eagles are always very active in helping their local high school football programs. The latest act of generosity comes in the form of 150 Xenith helmets being donated to the Cheltenham, Mastery Charter North and Simon Gratz programs.

Jason Kelce and Fletcher Cox pose with players from Mastery Charter North after helmet donation. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles.

According to a news release, the helmet donation was spearheaded by Eagles’ Pro Bowlers Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham and Jason Kelce, who jointly decided to invest their Pro Bowl grants in local youth football programs. The Philadelphia Eagles contributed an additional $20,000 to the players’ $15,000 grants. Xenith matched the Eagles’ contributions in helmets back to local schools, bringing the total donation amount to $70,000 worth of equipment.

Jason Kelce and Fletcher Cox pose with players from Cheltenham High School after helmet donation. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles.

“We are incredibly grateful to Xenith for matching our helmet donation and providing much needed safety equipment to more athletes,” said Philadelphia Eagles Vice President of Community Relations Julie Hirshey. “The health and safety of our youth is a top priority, and these helmets will ensure an enhanced, safe playing experience for over 150 high school football players in our area.”

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“It is an honor to work with a renowned football program like the Philadelphia Eagles to surprise these teams with new, upgraded helmets,” said Abby Jacobs, Xenith’s Retail & Partnership Manager. “At Xenith, we believe that everyone who wants to play football should have access to top-rated protection. Opportunities like this allow us to deliver on our mission in a really meaningful way, and we are excited to outfit these Philadelphia-area high schools in top-performing helmets.”

Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Eagles

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