That being said, one of the best parts about my job is interacting with the fans – primarily the kids that come out to games. I think any of my colleagues would agree that the kids are so much fun and bring such a great energy to any game.
That’s why one of my favorite events in the off-season is the Camp In for Kids’ Cancer that we host to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. That’s right – kids and their families actually get to sleepover at Lincoln Financial Field and hang out on the field! For those of you who have ever been on a tour of an NFL Stadium, you know this is a big deal. Usually, access on the field is strictly limited to the players (and me of course!), but at the Camp In you can have a catch on the field, attempt to punt the ball through the uprights or just pretend it’s a Sunday afternoon in December and your name is being chanted in the stands! I’ll be there as well as Eagles cheerleaders and even current players from the Philadelphia Eagles!
You’ll also get a behind the scenes tour of the stadium and get to hang out in the Eagles’ locker room. Don’t worry – we’ll air it out before you get there. Then we’ll set up your special tents (I’ll help), eat dinner, watch movies, play games and so much more.
The coolest thing about the Camp In is that all of the money raised from the event goes to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer. We need to make sure doctors keep finding better treatments for kids with cancer so that they get to experience things like going to an NFL game or even just having a catch with their mom or dad in their own backyard.
If you choose to fundraise for the event, you can get extra stuff including shirts, sweatshirts and memorabilia or even the chance to play video games on the Jumbotron with an Eagles player, an autograph session with Eagles players and the opportunity to set up your tent and sleep on actual the field.
Please, join me on May 19-20! There are still some tents available so sign up today before they’re gone. Also, there are a limited number of dinner tickets that were just released if you can’t spend the night with us. You still get to play on the field, meet players and of course – eat! It’s also an awesome idea for a Father’s Day, graduation or anytime gift if you’re looking to make some memories with your family as well as help kids with cancer.