United Way joins Philadelphia Eagles and Northern Children’s Services for 2015 Hometown Huddle

By Kevin Dow  – Originally published on unitedforimpact.org on October 21, 2015. Click here to see original post. 

Research shows that there is a positive link between being active and academic achievement in children. At United Way, we create healthier communities by promoting healthy, active lifestyles for children, adults and seniors because a healthy region is a strong region.

That’s why, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey joined the Philadelphia Eagles and Northern Children’s Services for the 17th annual NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle, a league-wide day of service where NFL teams across the country build fitness zones and playgrounds, host youth football clinic and encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day as part of NFL PLAY 60.

The Philadelphia Eagles, NFL and United Way presented Northern Children’s Service with a $25,000 Hometown Huddle grant. The organization will also receive a $25,000 NFL PLAY 60 grant to improve its sports fields on campus in addition to new sports equipment from the Eagles. Now in its 42nd year, the NFL-United Way partnership connects NFL PLAY 60 with United Way’s goal to get more young people healthy and active.


Northern Children's Services

Northern Children’s Services supports the healthy development of children, while stabilizing their families to build stronger communities.

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