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Eagles named a finalist for ESPN Sports Humanitarian of the Year award 

Jeffrey Lurie, Eagles Autism Challenge
Jeffrey Lurie, Eagles Autism Challenge

ESPN announced on Monday the four teams that were nominated for the Sports Humanitarian of the Year award that will be presented at the 2024 ESPYS on July 10.

Among the other teams nominated are Angel City Football Club, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Miami Heat.

The Eagles were nominated for the organization's Eagles Autism Foundation, led by Chairman and CEO Jeffery Lurie. The foundation aims to help provide funds for research in order to spread awareness for autism across the world.

The seventh annual Eagles Autism Challenge – a cycling/running/walking 5K – raised over $8.1 million in 2024 and over $30 million since its inception in 2018.

The proceeds of the foundation have led to funding of 116 autism research projects and community grants around the world.

The Eagles Autism Foundation provides year-round support that includes a sensory room at Lincoln Financial Field, a neurodiverse employment program, and all-abilities programs. - Written by Liam Wichser

The Eagles Autism Foundation has announced that the 7th annual Eagles Autism Challenge presented by Lincoln Financial Group raised more than $8.1 million for autism research and care programs today, thanks to 5,620 participants and 38,171 donations worldwide. One hundred percent of the participant-raised funds will be invested in groundbreaking research being conducted around the globe and in community grants for area-based organizations. Fundraising will continue through Friday, May 31. Since the event's inaugural year in 2018, a total of 159,395 donations have contributed to the more than $30 million raised for the Eagles Autism Foundation.

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