The Philadelphia Eagles are pleased to announce that they are partnering with Every Kid Sports (EKS), a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to provide increased access to youth sports. The activation partnership includes an initial community investment of $10,000 and a commitment to fund sports registration fees for 500 youth in the Greater Philadelphia area. Funding will help defray entry fees for families with limited income through grants provided by Every Kid Sports Pass, the flagship program offered by All children’s sports.
“We are thrilled to work with Every Kid Sports to provide more opportunities for young athletes in our city to play the sports they love,” said Julie Hirshey, vice president of community relations, Philadelphia Eagles. “We look forward to helping break down the financial barriers faced by families in the Philadelphia community and allowing more children to step onto the playground.”
The goal of the partnership is to increase awareness of the Every Kid Sports Pass and encourage youth participation in sports in Philadelphia and surrounding communities. The Eagles are the second professional football team in the NFL to solidify a partnership with Every Kid Sports.
“We are extremely pleased to establish this new partnership which will allow more children to participate in recreational sports in Philadelphia,” said Natalie Hummel, founder and executive director of Every Kid Sports. “We look forward to working with the Eagles organization to ensure families know about our program and all children can enjoy the benefits of the game.”
The Every Kid Sports Pass provides grants to Medicaid, SNAP, or WIC-eligible children ages 4 through 18 to help cover their registration fees for youth recreational sports. Qualifying applicants can receive support for each child in their family for three sport seasons – fall, winter and spring. More information about eligibility and how payment works can be found on their website.