The Philadelphia Eagles and Good Sports, a national non-profit organization, presented the Parkside Saints football team with brand new helmets, shoulder pads, warm ups, pants and cleats for their upcoming season after Wednesday's practice. Cornerback Brandon Boykin, running back Bryce Brown, cornerback Curtis Marsh, safety Kenny Phillips and safety Earl Wolff spoke to the team and presented the youth with their new equipment.
Since 2010, The Parkside Saints Youth Sports and Mentoring Association has provided a positive and safe environment for its youth to gain athletic, social and personal skills. The organization promotes self-esteem and encourages the youth to take pride in giving back to the community and future generations. Clifford Smith, President of The Parkside Saints, explained, "It is with honor and gratitude that we receive this donation from Good Sports. Partnerships like these strengthen and enable the Saints to continue to provide quality sports programming to hundreds of youth in our community each year."
"Thanks to our longstanding partnership with the Eagles we continue to be able to make an impact on youth football in this community," said Christy Keswick, COO for Good Sports. "The Eagles have always made an impact on area youth off the field and we are excited to partner with them on this great initiative."
"We are pleased to be working with Good Sports to provide kids in the Philadelphia area with new, safe equipment to play the games they love," said team President Don Smolenski. "We truly value our relationship with them and the positive impact they have been making in promoting healthy and active lifestyles for our children, not only in Philadelphia but also across the country."