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• Sunday's game is presented by Sovereign Bank.

Fan Featured on Sunday's Season Ticket:Sunday's featured fan is Father Michael Matveeko from Galloway, NJ. For Father Mike, church service isn't the only event of his Sundays. Mike is a pastor in New Jersey and shares his love of the Eagles with his parish. The Eagles schedule is Mike's first priority and he plans parish events around game days. After spreading the Word of God, Mike makes his way over to Lincoln Financial Field and puts on his helmet. He is known by friends and fans as "Helmet Head". Father Michael Matveenko makes Eagles game day a religious experience…to say the least.

The Eagles Women's Associationand the Philadelphia Eagles will team up to Tackle Hunger during the Annual Food Drive. Fans can help by donating non-perishable food items at Sunday's game at Lincoln Financial Field. All of the food collected will be given to Philabundance, helping families in need throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region. The bins will be on the outside of the stadium at each entrance gate. The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News are helping to present this food drive.

• Sunday'sNational Anthemwill be performed by Lamont Sanders and One Way, from Philadelphia, PA. The Nation's Colorswill be presented by the United States Coast Guard.

Gates to HeadHouse Plaza will open at 5:00 p.m.
HeadHouse Plaza Activities: For those in attendance for Sunday's game, HeadHouse Plaza will feature activities prior to kickoff:
- Ben Risney Wood Sculpturewill be on the plaza for fans to observe. Ben will carve a block of wood with a chainsaw into an Eagles-related masterpiece.
- A live performance from Mr. Greengenes.
- A live pregame broadcast from 94 WYSP and Comcast SportsNet.
- Interactive games and activities will be available for fans of all ages. A quarterback accuracy challenge, an obstacle course, a Pepsi inflatable and face painting will be in the Interactive Zone. Papa John's will sponsor a field goal challenge on the Plaza. Face painting will also be available in a booth along the plaza with displays from Teva Pharmaceuticals.
- Eagles Cheerleaders will host a booth where fans can purchase the 2010-11, eco-friendly swimsuit calendar.
- Pepsi will have a branded motorcycle on display and will be giving out free samples. Best Buy's Fantasy Football Kiosk allows fans to check stats and change rosters. Verizon Wireless will host an interactive booth. The Mobile Fan Zone will be onsite to allow fans to play Madden NFL 11.
- The Eagles Drumline will parade throughout the parking lots and tailgates, arriving on the plaza prior to kickoff.

Miller Lite Phlite Deck Halftime Report: Don Tollefson and Hugh Douglas will host a live halftime show from the Miller Lite Phlite Deck, broadcasting into the stadium on the video boards and throughout the televisions in the concourses. The Miller Lite Phlite Deck Halftime Report will feature a look at the first half of game highlights, keys to a successful second half and a review of NFL scores and highlights from other games. Fans should go to www.PhiladelphiaEagles.com/millerlite to find out which bars to visit during the week leading up to each home game for a chance to win Phlite Deck tickets. Winners will receive two tickets and vouchers for $10 in food and three Miller Lites.

Parking costsfor lots in the sports complex are $25 for cars; $50 for oversized vehicles. Although traffic conditions near the Sports Complex have improved, with over 70,000 fans coming to the game on Thursday, there will inevitably be traffic tie-ups in the area of Lincoln Financial Field.

• Sunday'sKids Club Biggest Fan of the Gameis Lewie Weaver from Kutztown, PA. He will receive two free tickets and sideline passes for the game.

• Sunday's Snapple Coin-Toss Kidsare Aidan Crosby from Havertown, PA and twins, Nathaniel & Morrison Juro from Moorestown, NJ.

Dietz and Watson Hometown Hero: Sunday's Dietz and Watson Hometown Hero is Ensign Valdez. Ensign Valdez graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2010 and is a native of Beverly Hill, Florida. He currently serves as a Deck Watchman on the Cutter Vigorous in Cape May, New Jersey and recently returned from patrolling in New England. While planning to make a career out of serving with the Coast Guard, Ensign Valdez would also like to attend flight school.

Coach of the Week: Sunday's Coach of the Week is Zack Valentine of Woodbury High School in Woodbury, NJ. Coach Valentine is the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News Coach of the Week. He led Woodbury to the South Jersey Group 1 championship last year and, on Oct. 30, guided his team to a 26-0 victory over previously unbeaten Paulsboro. The win gave the Thundering Herd a share of the Colonial Conference Patriot Division title. It also gave Valentine, a former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker, a 64-29 career head-coaching record. Coach Valentine will receive $1,000 for Woodbury's athletic department.

Local Fare: The Eagles and ARAMARK continue to bolster the 2010 menu roster with popular, local favorites, adding Tony Luke's Cheesesteaks, Rick's Steaks, Planet Hoagie, Cheesesteak Pretzels and local beer brewers Victory and Flying Fish. These newcomers, available in sections 112-115, 203 and 219 join a dining lineup that already features the Schmitter and Bassett's Original Memphis BBQ available on HeadHouse Plaza.

Teva Pharmaceuticals Family Starting Line-ups:Each week, the Eagles choose between three and five families whose lives have recently been affected by a medical condition to receive tickets to the game courtesy of Teva Pharmaceuticals. These families will have the opportunity to watch warm-ups from the sidelines and be on the field as the Eagles starters are announced! This week's families are from Tabor Children's Services.

Teva Pharmaceuticals Community Red Zone: Each week, the Eagles highlight two local charitable organizations that are making a difference in the community, courtesy of Teva Pharmaceuticals. The organizations receive exhibit space in the HeadHouse Plaza so they can provide information on their services to fans, along with tickets to the game. This week's organizations are: Philabundance and ALS Association. Philabundance provides food access to those in need in partnership with organizations and individuals. The ALS Association encourages research and awareness of ALS to help find a cure.

Philadelphia Eagles Scratch Off Pennsylvania Lottery Tickets: Eagles Instant Scratch Off lottery tickets are currently available in ticket vending machines at Lincoln Financial Field on game day. These tickets can be purchased in the vending machines at each of the following locations: sections 106, 122, C6, C16 and in the HeadHouse Lobby. Each ticket is $5. If a winning ticket is purchased, the cash prize may be redeemed at the Eagles Ticket Office windows in the HeadHouse Lobby. Participants must be 18 years or older to play.

Ticket Donations: Philadelphia Eagles fans have the option to donate their home game tickets to charity for any game throughout the 2010-11 season. Donated tickets are given to local non-profit organizations and deserving children in the Greater Philadelphia region. Interested fans can visit PhiladelphiaEagles.com to learn how to donate tickets.

Designated Driver Program:The Eagles are teaming up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Miller Lite and TEAM Coalition to administer a Designated Driver program on game day. Fans who sign up to be a designated driver receive a wristband redeemable for a free soft drink. Text the word DRIVER to 78247 and follow the instructions for a quick and easy way to pledge to be a designated driver. Additionally, you can sign up at the Designated Driver booths located in the HeadHouse Plaza, Section 107, Section C13, and Section 213 or visit your nearest Guest Services Centers or Concierge Desk.

Gender Specific Search Lines: Each gate and entrance to Lincoln Financial Field will have signs designating security search lines as:Male, Female, or Family. Family lines are for groups that prefer to stay together through the security process. As guests approach the gate, they will be instructed to locate and follow the signs for their designated security search line. This layout has been designed to improve the flow through security and ensure guests enter Lincoln Financial Field in a timely manner.

GuestAssist: Guests of Lincoln Financial Field who wish to report issues and concerns, ask for information or call for assistance in a fast, easy and convenient way can do so by texting our GuestAssist text message service. Text messages should be addressed to 78247. In the body of the text, type the word ASSIST

with the issue and location. Guests will receive an automatic response when the text is received. Stadium personnel will respond quickly and accordingly. On non-event days, guests can contact the Guest Services Hotline at (267) 570-4400 for assistance.

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