On Tuesday, the Eagles celebrated their first Community Monday of the season by visiting the Cecil B. Moore Stingrays, a member of the Keystone State Youth Football League, one of the Eagles Care partners for 2014...
Kicking off the 2014 Community Monday initiative, nose tackle Bennie Logan, wide receiver Jordan Matthews and quarterback Mark Sanchez traveled up North Broad Street on to practice with the Cecil B. Moore Stingrays youth football team.
"This is an incredible experience and the most important thing is that I feel like I get more out of it than the kids," Sanchez said. "It's funny because they think they're having a good time, but this truly makes us happy being here."
To capture the excitement that is youth football, Logan, Matthews and Sanchez put on their coaching hats and taught the fundamentals of football, educated the children on proper techniques and emphasized the importance of good sportsmanship.
In an effort to support safe play and help grow the game among children, the Eagles work to develop a better understanding of youth football in the Philadelphia market. The team does this by striving to become a consistent, dependable and knowledgeable presence to all youth football programs, enabling relationship building, increasing safe play, encouraging positive development of youth football players and showing appreciation for youth football leaders.
The Stingrays are part of the Keystone State Youth Football League which is the youth football partner of the Eagles.