Connor Barwin's annual benefit concert was a big success for the third year in a row. This year the Philadelphia Eagles defensive end, along with his Make The World Better Foundation, raised $200,000 towards revitalizing the Waterloo Playground in West Kensington. Barwin has now raised nearly $700,000 for park renovations in Philadelphia over the past three years. That's awesome.
"I want to thank Union Transfer for hosting us for a third year in a row," said Barwin. "We could not have a better partner in putting on these concerts. I also want to personally thank our all-Philly lineup of musicians Amos Lee, Waxahatchee and Hop Along, as well as my teammates and fans for coming out. Opportunities in athletics and the arts should be available to every child, and it was inspiring to see both musicians and athletes come together in support of this vision. The concert is always very exciting to me because it represents the start of a new project, this year Waterloo Playground."
The members of the Eagles' organization who attended Barwin's concert include: owner Jeffrey Lurie, head coach Doug Pederson, Chase Daniel, Nelson Agholor, Jordan Matthews, Zach Ertz, Brent Celek, Jason Kelce, Jon Dorenbos, Trey Burton, and Chris Maragos. Flyers captain Claude Giroux was also there.
Kudos to Barwin for hosting a fun annual event that ends up raising money for a good cause.