The Eagles teamed up with Councilman Kenyatta Johnson to launch a new initiative for local youth football. Two days later, the Wolves Youth Athletic Association will open its season just a short drive away on 84th and Lindbergh Blvd.
City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson reached out to Eagles president Don Smolenski and out of those discussions they decided to generate awareness for the Wolves Equipment Replacement Fund.
Jones said that the donations from the Eagles and the City would allow the season to start, but the community will need to help keep the program going.
In addition to football equipment and uniforms, the items that were used to run the concession stands - grills, tables, and coolers - were also stolen in the heist. Supporters can donate by visiting here.
We're not raising you to be a boy. We're raising you to be a man so where family comes community.
If we can develop young minds to become men, to become husbands first, and then a father, and be in the community, I think we can change the atmosphere of the whole city. I think that's what we're going to do. We use football as our vehicle, but our main goal is to make sure we're building a community.
When Agholor walked into the auditorium of the NovaCare Complex, the kids recognized the dynamic playmaker immediately and started chanting his name. Agholor wanted to be a part of the event because he Southwest midget football pittsburgh the integral role that organizations such as the WYAA have in impacting the neighborhood. I'm just so happy I had the opportunity to be here and see the smiles on their faces," Agholor said.
This is exactly what it is. This is the right village - the right coaches, the right parents that are so selfless and who care about these kids and they care about their education and they want to pour into them so they become the best people they can be.
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Criminals tried to derail the Wolves' season, but the children will be able to suit up and play. It will now take the village to keep the program going.
Click here to learn more and support the Wolves Equipment Replacement Fund. Tuesday, Aug 28, WR Nelson Agholor greets some youth football players.
WR Nelson Agholor and the Eagles cheerleaders with an excited group of young football players. WR Nelson Agholor having a good time with one of the players.
Eagles President Don Smolenski. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson speaks. WR Nelson Agholor signs the shirt of a young fan.
WR Nelson Agholor takes off his jersey and signs it. WR nelson Agholor hands the signed jersey over to youth football coach Gary Linton left. WR Nelson Agholor and the Eagles cheerleaders with a group of aspiring football stars.