If the Philadelphia Eagles have been a disappointment to fans on the field this season, maybe they can make up for it some by touting their newly earned “Sport Team of the Year” status.
The honor was bestowed upon them by international social change organization Beyond Sport, we learned in Philebrity.
Beyond Sport recognizes sports organizations that help to address social issues in their communities.
Citing the team’s social inclusion, education, and sustainability efforts, the Eagles organization was honored for three programs. Eagles Youth Partnership provides eye care, reading support and mentoring programs to more than 50,000 children a year. Tackling Breast Cancer raised more than $1.6 million for cancer research and treatment. And Go Green is the team’s initiative to employ and promote alternative energy sources and environmentally responsible business practices.