For the third consecutive year, the Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL endorse USA Football and its mission of youth and amateur football development in Philadelphia and across the nation this August through USA Football Month. This will culminate with a celebration of youth football at the Eagles first preseason game vs. the Baltimore Ravens, this Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Eagles will participate in USA Football Month at Thursday's game by ...
1. Donating preseason game tickets to youth football players including those from:
- Eagles Youth Football Camp Participants
- South Philadelphia Hurricanes
- Lower Perk Longhorns
- Grundy Youth Sports
- West Catholic Football
- Police Athletic League
- Milton Hershey School
- Special Olympics
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Liberty Conference Pop Warner
- Seven Sorrows Youth Football
- Ambler Whitpain Trojans
2. Using USA Football commemorative coins during the coin toss.
3. Hosting a youth football scrimmage at halftime.
4. USA Football field stencils and end zone banners.
5. In-stadium USA Football Month scoreboard video messages
The national campaign takes place throughout the NFL preseason and incorporates youth football scrimmages, USA Football messages during network preseason telecasts, in-stadium banners and field stencils and promotions on team websites.
USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL, the NFL Players Association and the league's other 31 teams. USA Football is the only organization in the NFL's 91-year history to be recognized as the league's official youth football development partner.
Approximately 3 million children age 6-14 play organized football in the United States, placing the game among the country's most popular youth sports. More than 400,000 American adults volunteer their time to teach and coach youth football each year.
USA Football and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together since 2007 to deliver concussion awareness and management information to America's youth sports community. Player health resources, including videos about concussion education, hydration and proper equipment fitting, are available at www.usafootball.com at no cost.