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    How 24 Media Folk Donated $30,000 to Charity on Monday

    Are you ready for some… (flag) football?

    This past Monday, I was one of 24 local media folk who played flag football for charity. $30,000 was donated total; each player gave $1000 to a charity of their choice + $5000 for the VIP. The VIP honors went to none other than our friends at Generocity’s Tony Abraham.

    Coached by former Eagles player Harold Carmichael (Eagles 1971-1983), I was the sole lady on the team of media folk and played for SustainPHL nominee Connor Barwin’s Make the World Better Foundation.

    Team Carmichael Charity Game

    Team Carmichael (L-R): Zack Seward (Technical.ly), Coach Harold Carmichael (back), Ryan Lawrence (Philly Voice), Dan McQuade (Philly Mag), Solomon Jones (900AM WURD), Dan Wing (KYW) and me. 

    Swoop was on-hand to offer his support to all the teams.

    Swoop NRG charity game

    TL;DR version of the games: Our team beat the first team (dark gray), with yours truly somehow scoring a touchdown. Video proof:

    Lucky, all of the players were friendly – naturally competitive, but everyone seemed to have fun. After all, we were playing football in the Linc on a Monday. What’s a better way to kick off your week?!

    NRG charity game 2016

    Kyle from Crossing Broad even provided his humorous commentary on our game skills. Let’s just say we won’t exactly be waiting by the phones for our agents… at least this year.

    crossing broad most unathletic photo ever

    We progressed to the championship game against the Blue team. Somehow, the camera caught BOTH times I touched the football – and the other players’ reactions. (HAHA!)

    Julie NRG media charity game 2016 Linc

    The championship game honors went to the Blue team in a tough match.
    NRG charity game championship

    Congrats to all the players from Monday’s game. And huge thanks to NRG for putting on the game and donating to local charities. We were so happy to hear about the range of incredible nonprofits who will benefit from this match.

    Watch the full recap video here:

    Readers, any exciting charity efforts we should know about? Tell us in the comments.

    All photos courtesy of Mark Stehle, AP

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    Julie Hancher

    About Julie Hancher

    Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake.

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