You guys remember how I recently had the privilege of attending my very first Eagles game, right? And then what you may not know is that I was also so honored and thrilled to be invited to play a little charity flag football on the Lincoln Financial Field (you know, the very one where the Eagles play!) to help raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. It was a media charity game sponsored by NRG and each of the players was raising money for their favorite charity. It was so much fun and a true thrill to be playing football on the field at the Linc. While I didn’t win MVP (there’s always next year) I WAS able to raise $1,000.00 for ALSF and I am delighted to say that I even got to have this incredible donation go to the ALSF end of year campaign in honor of Dan Hammond who lost his 13 year battle with cancer in February at age 22. While I wish I could do so much more, my heart is full from being able to play in this charity game because of NRG’s generosity and to have that wonderful donation be made in Dan’s memory.
And I wanted to share how cool it is that NRG is helping Philly be one of the greenest cities in the country because of their efforts to “green” The Linc!
Check it out:
o NRG’s smart energy installations at The Linc combine both wind and solar solutions.
o Lincoln Financial Field has more than 11,000 solar panels.
o NRG’s 14 micro wind turbines atop the stadium perimeter have become an iconic feature at The Linc.
o The amount of energy generated by the solar arrays and wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field annually is equivalent to more than 4 times the power consumed during regular season game days.*
o At 3 MW of peak power, Lincoln Financial Field is the largest array of its kind in Philadelphia as well as any other football stadium.
Isn’t that incredible? I adore our great city and am so proud of Philly for so many reasons and this is just yet another reason to love us, right?
NRG is the Official Energy Provider that powers the Philadelphia Eagles and Lincoln Financial Field. NRG Home offers an energy solution that is customized for the Philadelphia Eagles Fan called the Eagles Fan Plan that lets you power your home and show your team pride all at the same time.
Thanks NRG for all that you do for Philly and for the incredible opportunity to raise money for charity again this year at the Media Charity Game. I already can’t wait till next year!!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received a pair of Eagles tickets for myself as well as a pair to give away to one of my lucky readers in addition to some other fun goodies and Eagles fan gear. I also received a $1000.00 donation to my favorite charity from NRG for playing an awesomely fun game of flag football. As always all opinions expressed about Philly being green, the Eagles being awesome, or donations to my favorite charity Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation being the best gift ever are my own.