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.

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