The Philadelphia Eagles and Xenith, a recognized industry leader in helmet technology, teamed up to provide brand-new top-performing Xenith helmets to over 150 varsity football players across three Philadelphia-area high schools: Simon Gratz Charter, Mastery Charter North, and Cheltenham High School.
This helmet donation was spearheaded by Eagles Pro Bowl players Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, and Jason Kelce, who jointly decided to invest their Pro Bowl grants in local youth football programs. The Philadelphia Eagles contributed an additional $20,000 to the players' $15,000 grants. Xenith matched the Eagles' contributions in helmets back to local schools, bringing the total donation amount to $70,000 worth of equipment.
"We are incredibly grateful to Xenith for matching our helmet donation and providing much needed safety equipment to more athletes," said Vice President of Community Relations Julie Hirshey. "The health and safety of our youth is a top priority, and these helmets will ensure an enhanced, safe playing experience for over 150 high school football players in our area."
Through its Youth Football Program, the Eagles are dedicated to inspiring the next generation of Eagles fans through increased participation in youth football across the Greater Philadelphia Area.
"It is an honor to work with a renowned football program like the Philadelphia Eagles to surprise these teams with new, upgraded helmets," said Abby Jacobs, Xenith's retail & partnership manager. "At Xenith, we believe that everyone who wants to play football should have access to top-rated protection. Opportunities like this allow us to deliver on our mission in a really meaningful way, and we are excited to outfit these Philadelphia-area high schools in top-performing helmets."