The Philadelphia Eagles are pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with the Bellwether District, as the 1,300-acre sustainable development in Southwest Philadelphia is reinvigorated into an economic engine and welcoming space for all of Philadelphia. Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP), the developer behind The Bellwether District, specializes in transforming complex properties across the United States with their unique holistic approach centered on community, environment and economy. The new partnership will include community-based and sustainability-focused initiatives that ensure the Bellwether District and the Eagles continue to create positive and lasting change in the city of Philadelphia.
The District of Bellwether will serve as an associate partner of the Eagles Girls Flag Football League of Philadelphia. The league, which began in March to increase access to sports for young girls, featured 16 schools from Philadelphia’s public and Catholic leagues in its inaugural season. The Bellwether District will help the Eagles identify donation and grant opportunities that will help support league participants, as well as expand the program.
Additionally, the Eagles and the Bellwether District will launch a new sustainability initiative as part of the Eagles Go Green program. For every touchdown the Eagles score, the Bellwether District will invest in community cleanup programs throughout Philadelphia. Each year, the Eagles and Bellwether District will also select a site in Philadelphia to participate in a community cleanup effort.
“We are thrilled to team up with The Bellwether District and its developer HRP – a company that is equally passionate about giving back to the community and creating a more sustainable environment,” said Brian Napoli, Vice President of corporate partnerships, Philadelphia Eagles. “We look forward to enhancing the impact of our Go Green program and continuing to promote women’s participation in sport with HRP’s commitment to our Philadelphia Eagles Girls Flag Football League.”
“It’s such a privilege to partner with an institution like the Philadelphia Eagles,” said Roberto Perez, CEO of HRP. “We admire how this legendary franchise shares the same core values of being a good neighbor to the residents of Philadelphia by putting the community and the environment first. We hope to follow in their footsteps by joining forces on these programs. winners – teamwork makes the dream work!”