In an effort to serve the emotional needs of pre-school aged children who have been affected by traumatic events and other challenges during their development, defensive tackle Bennie Logan used his day off on Monday to read to students at The Children's Crisis Treatment Center (CcTC).
Logan spent the afternoon high-fiving and entertaining the kids while also reading popular children's books such as Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. Overall, it was an enjoyable day for everyone and something that the Eagles rookie wants to do more often.
"This was a great opportunity for me because I was able to get out in the community and read to some great kids," said Logan. "Being a professional football player, a lot of children look up to us. With that being said, I wanted to take time out of my schedule to come here and read to these children because I know it means so much to them. For me, personally, this is something I've always wanted to do since coming to Philadelphia. Every opportunity I get, I try to get involved in the community."
The visit was part of the team's annual Community Monday initiative which strengthens and supports the quality of life for generations of fans by having Eagles players use their off-day to positively impact the community.
CcTC is a private non-profit agency dedicated to assisting children and their families coping with the impact of behavioral health issues, traumatic events and other challenges that have an effect on childhood development. CcTC passionately serves the emotional needs of children and families at risk beginning with early childhood. The Center meets children where they are and helps them to reach their full potential regardless of their challenges and strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which every child feels safe and is given an opportunity to thrive.
For more information on Eagles Community Monday and the team's various outreach initiatives, please visit PhiladelphiaEagles.com/community