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What's Happening At The Home Opener

Here's what you need to know if you're attending Sunday's game between the Eagles and the Rams:

· Sunday's game is sponsored by Verizon Wireless.

· Verizon Wireless will be holding a cell phone drive at Sunday's game to benefit Verizon Wireless HopeLine. The HopeLine collection benefits victims of domestic violence in emergency or life-threatening situations by donating or selling used cell phones. Since 2001, the Verizon Wireless HopeLine has collected over 5 million cell phones. Fans will be able to donate any used wireless phone, charger, or battery at the entrances of Lincoln Financial Field.

· For those in attendance at Sunday's game, the HeadHouse Plaza will feature activities prior to kickoff including a live performance from Kristen and the Noise. Gates to the HeadHouse Plaza will open at 10 a.m. A live pregame broadcast from 94 WYSP will take place in the plaza before the game. Chrysler-Jeep will be showcasing their latest models of the Chrysler Town and Country, Jeep Liberty and Jeep Wrangler on the HeadHouse Plaza. Fans can also check out the new Chrysler 300 and Jeep Patriot on the concourse, as well as the Chrysler Sebring Convertible, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Aspen at the premium entrance.

· Parking costs for lots in the sports complex are $20 for cars; $40 for oversized vehicles.

· Sunday's game will honor approximately 40 Eagles alumni, including Harold Carmichael, Tommy McDonald, Fred Barnett, Sean Landeta and Cecil Martin, on the field before the game.

· Gold medalists from the 2008 United States Women's Soccer team, Heather Mitts and Heather O'Reilly, will be honored at Sunday's game. The two will be returning to Lincoln Financial Field with the rest of their team on September 13, 2008, as they take on Ireland at their first post-Olympic match.

· Sunday's National Anthem will be performed by Lauren Hart. Hart recently released her fourth album and was featured in the movie Miracle performing the National Anthem. All branches of the military will be on hand to unfurl a field-length American flag.

· Sunday's Snapple Coin-Toss Kid is Ryan Corkery, a 13-year-old from Garnet Valley, PA.

· Sunday's RE/MAX Kickoff Kid is 8-year-old Amanda Oswald from Reading, PA.

· Sunday's Eagles Kids Club Biggest Fan is Tyler Serfass, an 11-year-old from Emerald, PA. Serfass has been a member of the Kids club since October of 2007.

· Sunday's Dietz and Watson Hometown Hero is Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Joshua Aaron Hardin. Petty Officer Hardin recently returned from a 6-month tour as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While deployed in Baghdad, Petty Officer Hardin served as a Sentinel Radar Operator, providing direction, early warning and interception of indirect fire at Iraq's military base. For his efforts, Petty Officer Hardin was awarded the Army Achievement Medal. Currently, Petty Officer Hardin serves at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station's Ground Electronics Maintenance Department as a electronics specialist.

· Sunday's Coach of the Week is Coach Jim Algeo of Lansdale Catholic High School. Coach Algeo recently kicked off his 41st season with a 14-7 win over Downingtown East. In honor of Coach Jim Algeo, the Philadelphia Eagles will donate $1,000 to Lansdale Catholic High School's athletic program.

· The halftime entertainment for Sunday's game will be a live performance by the band Liquid A on the new Miller Lite Phlite Deck. Sunday will be the inaugural performance on the Phlite Deck, which will serve as the site for all halftime performances this season. The Miller Lite Phlite Deck is located on the concourse level behind section 107 and will host 50 lucky fans that will able to watch the game from a great location while being front row for the halftime show. To be on the Phlite Deck, fans must have a ticket from the Miller Lite promotional teams. To find out more information on the Phlite Deck, please visit PhiladelphiaEagles.com/MillerLite.

· The Eagles are teaming up again with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to present their ""Designated Driver"" program on game day. Guests who serve as a designated driver can visit the Guest Services Centers on the concourse behind sections 121, 135, 206 and 226 to receive a wristband redeemable for a free soft drink.

· GuestAssist is a new text messaging service available to guests at Lincoln Financial Field. A guest may call for assistance during events by sending a text message from their cell phone. The text message is received by a stadium representative and the appropriate assistance is dispatched from the Event Command Post. By using the GuestAssist system, guests will be able to report issues and concerns, ask for information and call for assistance in a fast, easy and convenient way. Users open a blank text message and address the message to "78247" and type the word "ASSIST" followed by a space and the issue (question, comment, concern, etc.) and location. Fans can report disruptive behavior or any other concerns during games at Lincoln Financial Field. On non-game days, the number to call is 267-570-4400.

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