We take a look at some cool clips of the Philadelphia Eagles Autism Challenge and Jeffrey Lurie’s recent honor in this edition of ‘The Roundup’.
It appears that we’ll get a chance to see the boss, Jeffrey Lurie, in a new role. More on that in a second. We begin with some highlights of the Philadelphia Eagles Autism Challenge. That went down on May 18th, this past Saturday.
It’s easy, as an NFL fan, to get wrapped up in what’s going on with the players on your favorite team. It’s even easier to want to share photos of high-profile rookies in Eagles green or get involved in a few online discussions on where you stand on Chris Long, what the Eagles plans were for him, and how you feel about his recent decision to hang the cleats up.
Sometimes, with all of that going on, we put community efforts on the back burner, but a cause like Philly’s Eagles Autism Challenge shouldn’t be ignored. This past Saturday, head coach Doug Pederson, Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie and countless Eagles players were in attendance to support this great cause, to raise money to create an awareness of autism and to create a front line in the battle against it.
There are too many highlights to post, but here are a few the Eagles shared on Twitter:
This year’s Eagles Autism Challenge was a huge success as it earned $3.37 million for the advancement for awareness, research and action. That’s a nice job by everyone involved. From that, we move on to more work in the community by the boss.
Jeffrey Lurie, commencement speaker…
On Saturday, Eagles chairman and CEO could be seen peddling through the streets of Philadelphia and, eventually crossing the finish line. On Sunday, he ditched workout gear and a bicycle helmet for a cap and gown.
Lurie took some time to pose with Clark University’s president, David Angel before serving as the commencement speaker for a group of seniors and graduates who were closing the final chapter on one book before they begin writing their own stories
Take a look:
We like the color by the way. Clark University is nestled in Worcester, Massachusetts and has been in existence since 1887. Let’s take score. That’s a successful career as a movie producer, NFL franchise owner and a humanitarian for one Jeffrey Lurie. His life has seen everything from community advancement to a Lombardi Trophy.
Maybe his words on Sunday will inspire quite a few young adults to do some great things in their own lives. If they were listening, we’re sure that they will.