Philadelphia Eagles have collaborated with Every Kid Sports (EKS), a national non-profit organization to enhance youth sports access.
The partnership includes a $10,000 community investment and support to provide sports registration costs for 500 Greater Philadelphia youngsters that are from low-income families. The expenses will be covered by funds provided by Every Kid Sports Pass, the organization’s main initiative.
Every Kid Sports is a national non-profit organization that has worked since 2009 to level the playing field of youth sports by removing financial barriers that often hinder children from participating in sports. Every Kid Sports has assisted approximately 80,000 children in participating in sports around the country.
The program helps children aged 4 to 18 who are eligible for Medicaid, SNAP or WIC to cover the fees of these recreational youth sports registration fees.
Julie Hirshey, Vice President of Community Relations, Philadelphia Eagles said, “We are excited to work with Every Kid Sports to provide more opportunities for our city’s youth athletes to engage in the sports they love.
“We look forward to helping break down the financial barriers facing families in the Philadelphia community and allowing more kids to get on the playing field.
“We are extremely happy to establish this new partnership that will allow more kids to play recreational sports in Philly,” said Natalie Hummel, Founder and Executive Director of Every Kid Sports. “We look forward to working with the Eagles organization to ensure that families know about our program and all kids can experience the positive benefits of playing.”