Beyond Sport is an international organization that "promotes, develops and funds the use of sports to drive positive social change across the world." This year they've nominated three teams from around the world as "Sports Team Of The Year" in recognition of their charitable efforts. The Philadelphia Eagles, thanks to their Eagles Youth Partnership program, are one of the three clubs. Eagles owner Jeff Lurie was proud of the nomination.
"The announcement of the nomination alone is a remarkable moment for this entire organization. Every member of this team has contributed to our community programs. Social justice is an integral part of who we are and we believe it makes us a better organization."
The other clubs nominated are Manchester United of the UK and Hapoel Tel Aviv of Israel.
Roger Goodell was proud of the Eagles as well.
“The NFL clearly understands the strength and power of sports to change the world for the better. For the Philadelphia Eagles to be recognized among international peers for their work with children is both an honor and tribute to the ownership and leadership of this organization. We are particularly pleased to note that, thanks to the Eagles, the NFL has the only U.S sports team shortlisted in any category.”
I actually had a chance to take part in one of the Eagles playground builds several years ago and it's definitely impressive to see how committed the entire organization is when they do these charitable events. Congratulations to the Eagles.