The NFL Alumni Association Philadelphia Chapter has chosen KC as a recipient of its 2016 charitable giving program and is contributing $2,500. That’s the largest organizational donation we have received since the Independence Blue Cross Game Changers Challenge!
According to Chapter President, Beasley Reece, “The monetary contribution is in recognition of Kitchen Cred’s valuable contribution to the community, in keeping with our mission “Caring for Kids.”
Even better, the contribution is just the start of an ongoing partnership. In conjunction with Ron Jaworski’s JAWS Youth Playbook, NFLAA invited us to bring some of the teens we work with to the Eagles last pre-season game against the New York Jets (Eagles 14 – 6). Our friends and partners at the Youth Emergency Service Shelter sent six teens and two staff who joined Jeff Baxt (the KC volunteer who promoted the NFLAA connection) and KC Prez Doug Barg for the game and a preceding tail gate party.
But that’s not all; the chapter will collaborate with KC on Career Bowls, a new, specially designed Pop Up that will introduce teens to sports related careers, ranging from pro-athletics and cheer leading, to sports medicine and sports marketing. During Career Bowls, teens will watch a game while the professionals provide commentary on what’s going on off-camera to support the players on the field. Of course there’s a cooking component as well. Before the game, the teens and adults will prepare a menu of healthy dips (in bowls, of course) and from-scratch tortilla chips to enjoy as they watch and learn.
Join us on October 5th, 6 pm at Venturef0rth for our quarterly team meeting – where you can watch the check presentation from the 50 yard line. Meet former Eagles and Eagles Cheerleaders. Enjoy some great snacks. And share in the fun. RSVP HERE!
You can make the EXTRA POINT!
Right now Kitchen Cred has a winning playbook, culinary gear and volunteers. But to improve the lives of even more teens, we need to increase our financial capacity. The NFLAA donation puts us on the board – but it’s not enough to win the game. Won’t you join with the Eagles Alumni to support the KC team?
Please support our cause and donate now at http://bit.ly/2co8xeL! We can’t wait to continue our valuable programming with the kids!
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