DeSean Jackson, Eagles Build 17th Playground, Eagles' Youth Partnership, Michael Vick, Philly.Com, William D. Kelley School
Building playgrounds, and relationships
POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 12:26 PM [DeSean Jackson Foundation re-posted portion of article on June 1, 2013.]
Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
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Your Eagletarian swung by the Eagles’ Youth Partnership’s 17th playground build this morning, at the William D. Kelley School on North 28th Street. Planning to head back in a few hours, when players and coaches are scheduled to be there. This is a bigger space to spruce up than most of the builds I’ve covered over the years; Eagles Youth Partnership Executive Director Sarah Helfman-Martinez said that for the first time, the organization will be installing two turf play fields, instead of one.
The build is a really cool thing the Eagles do, that reflects about 6 months of work behind the scenes. “It’s really grown so much,” Helfman-Martinez said.
This year’s project is particularly on point, in that because of the closing of a nearby school, Kelley and its play facilities will absorb about 150 more students this fall, Helfman-Martinez said.