Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin, along with his Make The World Better Foundation, held a first annual benefit concert last year to raise $170,000 towards the Ralph Brooks park revitalization project in South Philadelphia. It was pretty cool to see Barwin give back to the city like that. What's even cooler is that he's doing it again this year!
I would definitely recommend going and supporting the cause.
Here's everything you need to know:
"Connor Barwin and his Make The World Better (MTWB) Foundation will host their 2nd Annual Benefit Concert on June 20th at Union Transfer. The event will feature a barbecue and performances by Mac DeMarco (solo), The Suffers, and Philly's own Marian Hill, with all proceeds going to Smith Playground in South Philadelphia (2100 S 24th St. Philadelphia, PA).
"I'm thrilled to partner with Union Transfer for a second year and humbled that artists like Mac DeMarco, The Suffers, and Marian Hill are taking time from their busy summer touring schedules to support our cause. We want to effect positive change for the children of Philadelphia by rebuilding parks. Bringing artists and athletes together represents two important influences that should be a part of every child's life, art and physical activity," Barwin said.
The MTWB Foundation, founded by Connor Barwin in 2013, is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Philadelphia's youth by providing safe and fun places for artistic and athletic development. Last year's inaugural event raised more than $185,000 for Ralph Brooks Park in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philadelphia. Construction at Ralph Brooks Park is slated to be finished this summer.
All proceeds from this year's concert will be matched by MTWB and donated to the revitalization project at Smith Playground. The renovation will include improvements to the Recreation Center building and adjacent play spaces, new football and baseball fields, and installation of Green Stormwater Infrastructure by the Philadelphia Water Department. Other key project partners include Urban Roots, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, and Philly Rising.
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Where: Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19123)
Buy tickets: Beginning Friday, May 15 at 12 pm at www.UTPhilly.com. General admission: $20. Sponsor BBQ and concert: two tickets for $300 or one ticket for $200
6:30-8:00 pm - Sponsor BBQ with participating musicians, Connor, and many of his Eagles teammates, including Byron Maxwell, Riley Cooper, DeMeco Ryans, Jason Kelce, Jon Dorenbos, Beau Allen, Vinny Curry, and Travis Long
8:00 pm - Doors open
8:30 pm - The Suffers
9:45 pm - Marian Hill
11:00 pm - Mac DeMarco"