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Eagles And USA Football Award Grants


USA Football, the sport's national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the Philadelphia Eagles recently awarded football equipment and uniform grants to youth and scholastic football programs throughout the Philadelphia area based on merit and need.

USA Football partners with the Eagles and all NFL clubs to annually distribute more than $1.5 million in equipment and uniform grants to youth and school-based football programs across the United States. The program has awarded more than $9.5 million in football equipment since 2006. USA Football equipment and uniform grants are made possible through support from the NFL Foundation.

Grants are valued up to $1,500 for youth programs and $2,500 for middle school and high school programs, offering new equipment, uniforms and flag football equipment to advance the benefits and fun of playing football. Grants are fulfilled through USA Football with its equipment partner Riddell and its uniform provider Siege Sports.

USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the Eagles, the NFL and each of the league's other 31 teams.

"We are pleased to work with USA Football and our teams to donate much-needed equipment to youth football leagues and school-based football programs nationwide," said Alexia Gallagher, director of the NFL Foundation. "These equipment grants will help ensure that youngsters who share our love of the game are able to play it safer."

"The health and safety of every young football player is our No. 1 priority," USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said. "Having proper equipment is an important step toward that goal. Even with fundraising and strict attention to budgets, many leagues and school districts need help to properly outfit their young athletes who love to play football and enjoy the fun and fitness that comes with it. We are proud to lead this important program with support from the Eagles, the NFL Foundation, Riddell and Siege Sports."

Philadelphia area youth and school-based school programs awarded a 2016 USA Football Equipment Grant:

Abington Raiders Abington
Ambler Whitpain Youth Football Association North Wales
Appoquinimink High School Middletown (Delaware)
Berks Catholic Youth Football and Cheer Sinking Spring
Blackhawks Athletic Club Philadelphia
Bristol Wardogs Football & Cheerleading Levittown
Central Jersey Pop Warner North Brunswick (New Jersey)
Colwyn Comets Athletic Association Chichester
Downingtown East High School Football Association Downingtown
Downingtown Young Whippets East Fallowfield
EHT ELITE Football/cheerleading Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey)
FAYFCA Fleetwood
George Washington High School (Philadelphia) Philadelphia
Greater 69th Street Wildcats Drexel Hill
Hamilton Youth Athletic Association Mays Landing (New Jersey)
JDM Outsiderz - BMPW Reading
Jenkintown High School Jenkintown
Kensington High School Sicklerville (New Jersey)
Lawrence Junior Cardinals Lawrenceville (New Jersey)
Middletown HS, DE Townsend (Delaware)
Milford High School Football Milford (Delaware)
Millville Midget Football League Millville (New Jersey)
Nu Sigma Sharks Philadelphia
Parkside Saints Philadelphia
Pemberton Youth Football Organization Pemberton (New Jersey)
Phuture Phantoms Phoenixville
Smyrna High School Smyrna (Delaware)
Trenton Pop Warner, Trenton, NJ Ewing (New Jersey)
Upper Township Football Association Marmora (New Jersey)
Vineland Midget Football League Vineland (New Jersey)
West Windsor Plainsboro Wildcats Football and Cheer Princeton Junction (New Jersey)
Wissahickon - KSL Philadelphia

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