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Howie Roseman, Chris Long Recognized For Charitable Work At Maxwell Awards


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There was plenty for the Philadelphia Eagles to celebrate on the field this past season, but there was a lot to like about their work off of it as well.

On Friday night at the 81st Annual Maxwell Football Gala, Howie Roseman and Chris Long were each presented with the 2018 Steinberg DeNicola Humanitarian Award - one given to an NFL executive and the other to an active player.

Roseman has been a quiet champion in the Philadelphia-area community contributing to a variety of initiatives supporting military and children.

In 2012, Roseman began a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia to launch the Howie Roseman Challenge for Kids, a program that runs throughout each football season. For every touchdown (running or passing) made since 2012, Howie and each member of his Challenge Team donate to Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia.

Roseman is also committed to using the Eagles' platform to provide unforgettable experiences for children across the region through his work with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, USA Football, Pop Warner, and CHOP which he visits annually to bring cheer to all of the children there.

Roseman's charitable endeavors have also benefited the Eagles Charitable Foundation, the team's public charity which provides children in the Philadelphia region greater access to vision care and autism research and services. And he dedicates time to Eagles Care, which was established to create annual, strategic partnerships with local nonprofits to increase the impact of the team's community efforts.

And in 2014, Roseman was named Honorary Commander for the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for his continued efforts with the military.

In his first season in Philadelphia, Long made history.

He was the first player in NFL history to donate his entire season's worth of game checks to fund educational opportunities and raised another $1.3 million to aid organizations in Philadelphia, Boston, and St. Louis. His gesture was recognized by former President Barack Obama and Long teamed up with former first lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher/Better Make Room initiatives to help students aspiring to go to college.

Named the winner of the prestigious Byron "Whizzer" White Award by the NFLPA, Long recently returned from a trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money to build wells to deliver clean water to East Africa. To date, Waterboys - the signature piece of the Chris Long Foundation - has funded 33 wells, more than the original goal of one per NFL team.

Head coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Carson Wentz were also lauded by the Maxwell Club. Pederson was the NFL Coach of the Year and Wentz the NFL Player of the Year.

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