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Philadelphia Eagles announce 50/50 Raffle and a Countdown to Kickoff Party

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The Eagles have announced a few events for the upcoming 2014 season.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have recently announced two items of news that could be of interest to Eagles fans.

First up is that the Eagles Youth Partnership (@EYP) is introducing a 50/50 Raffle at Eagles home games. Via the press release:

Through the Eagles Youth Partnership 50/50 Raffle, one lucky fan will walk away a winner after every Eagles home game this season. Fans can purchase tickets for a 50/50 drawing at Lincoln Financial Field for a chance to win half of the jackpot. The other half will support vital health and education programs of Eagles Youth Partnership (EYP).

"We are excited about introducing the 50/50 raffle this season," said Eagles Youth Partnership Executive Director Sarah Martinez-Helfman. "Not only will it provide one lucky fan with a substantial prize each game, but it will also help to improve the lives of 50,000 children in our region through Eagles Youth Partnership’s health and education programs."

Raffle tickets can be purchased by any fan aged 18 or older from any of the kiosks or roving sellers located throughout the stadium. Ticket sales will begin when gates open and conclude at the start of the fourth quarter. All sales are cash only.

Fans will be able to view the jackpot on the closed captioning boards to the right of the North and South end video boards, all 50/50 raffle kiosks, the HeadHouse Plaza video board and on concourse and club suite televisions. The winning ticket will be announced in the middle of the fourth quarter.

Seems like a win-win.

The other event the Eagles announced is their annual Countdown to Kickoff party. This year's event will take place on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM EST. More info via press release:

In anticipation of the 2014 NFL season, the Eagles and Miller Lite will be hosting the Annual Countdown to Kickoff at XFINITY Live! on Thursday, September 4th at 5 pm. There will be guest appearances by Eagles players, cheerleaders and SWOOP, Taking Back Sunday will be performing on stage, SportsRadio 94WIP will be broadcasting live on-site and prizes will be given away.

Additionally, the Eagles Cheerleaders will unveil their popular swimsuit calendar to the public for the first time. To celebrate the unveiling, the cheerleaders will model their eco-friendly swimsuits during a fashion show and will also sign autographs. The 2015 swimsuit calendar will be available for purchase on-site.

5:00 pm – Countdown to Kickoff start time
6:00-8:00 pm – 94WIP’s Josh Innes will be broadcasting live
6:30-7:30 pm – 2015 Eagles Cheerleaders swimsuit calendar unveiling and swimsuit fashion show
7:30-8:30 pm – Eagles Cheerleaders to sign autographs
8:30 pm – Packers vs. Seahawks kickoff
8:40-9:00 pm – Eagles players to address the crowd
9:00-10:15 pm – Taking Back Sunday performs

When & Where:
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Event start time at 5:00 pm
XFINITY Live! (1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148)

Sounds like a good time if you're interested.

And now back to our regularly scheduled Eagles training camp 2014 coverage...