PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin is hosting a concert to raise funds for a park revitalization project benefiting children in the community.
The Make The World Better Foundation (MTWB), established in 2013 by Barwin, will hold its inaugural benefit concert at Philadelphia music venue Union Transfer on Friday, June 20th.
Doors open at 8 p.m. and will include performances by The Districts, The Tontons and 2013’s “Philly Artist of the Year” Kurt Vile and the Violators.
“By partnering with Union Transfer and musicians Kurt Vile, The Tontons and The Districts, we hope to bring together the local athletic and artistic communities in order to bring about positive change for the children of our city,” Barwin said.
All proceeds from the concert will be donated and matched by MTWB for the revitalization project at Ralph Brooks Park in South Philadelphia.
The renovation will include a new state-of-the-art basketball court, safe and well-lit play areas, an urban farm and a mural by renowned local artist Steve Powers.
From 7 to 8 p.m. there will be a VIP meet and greet with participating musicians and Philadelphia Eagles players, including host Connor Barwin, LeSean McCoy, DeMeco Ryans, Jason Kelce, Todd Herremans, Najee Goode, Bradley Fletcher, Mychal Kendricks, Trent Cole, Cary Williams, Brent Celek, Bennie Logan and more. There will also be an open bar and catering from Prime Stache.
For more information, visit www.MTWBProject.org.