Eagles players, cheerleaders, coaches and almost 10,000 fans filled Lincoln Financial Field Sunday afternoon for the 14th Annual Eagles Youth Partnership (EYP) Carnival & Auction.
The Carnival surpassed its goal and raised more than $1,000,000 for EYP's multiple community programs. Proceeds were raised through corporate sponsorship, Carnival ticket sales and a silent auction. The most popular attractions for fans were Fast Passes, timed tickets offering a chance to collect autographs from players like Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook.
Unlike last year's Carnival that was limited by rain, Sunday's clear skies allowed the public to take advantage of the entire stadium. On the field, fans were able to kick field goals and catch a ball in the end zone. Along the concourse of the stadium, people lined up for a chance to meet Eagles legends like Vince Papale and Tommy McDonald. Even the locker room was open for tours featuring players and cheerleaders.
EYP benefits more than 50,000 children in the Greater Philadelphia area annually by providing them with health and educational resources. The money raised from the Eagles Carnival & Auction helps fund the Eagles Eye Mobile, which provides vulnerable children with eye exams and glasses, the Eagles Book Mobile and many other programs.