EAGLES CARE COMMUNITY MONDAY INITIATIVE
In an effort to continue their hard work off the field, Eagles players participate in service opportunities through the team’s Eagles
Care Community Monday initiative. They spend their day off during the season to positively impact the region by visiting local
children’s hospitals, elementary schools, retirement and environmental centers, food pantries, and more.
BY OLIVIA SCHALLER
40 2019 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES GAMEDAY MAGAZINE IN THE COMMUNITY
THESE POWER WHEELS HELP KIDS GET ON THE MOVE
The Eagles and their corporate partners spent the day building motorized
vehicles for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia patients faced with
mobility impairments on December 2. In collaboration with GoBabyGo!,
the participants constructed the cars and decorated them specifically for
each child with personalized nameplates, stickers, and bubbles. Eagles
players and staff helped create the final masterpieces and enjoyed a fun
afternoon with the CHOP families. After the cars were complete, the kids
tested them out in a final parade!
GoBabyGo! is an organization with a single, urgent vision: Help all people
explore their world via independent mobility. Conceived at the University
of Delaware, the initiative works with families and clinics to build fully
customized, powered cars to give children with limited mobility the
opportunity to play, explore, and socialize. Rather than feeling stuck
and dependent on parents or siblings to move them around, the cars
empower these children and give them a measure of free will.