PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Last Friday, Connor Barwin hosted a benefit concert at Union Transfer to raise money for the Ralph Brooks revitalization project, a South Philadelphia park in need of improvements. The benefit concert, which brought together Eagles players, musical artists, and more, raised $85,000. Barwin and his Make The World Better (MTWB) Foundation matched that, for a grand total for $170,000 raised.
The concert was headlined by Philadelphia’s own, Kurt Vile and The Violators, with additional performances by The Tontons and The Districts. Eagles players in attendance included DeMeco Ryans, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Kelce, Mark Sanchez, Todd Herremans, Travis Long, Marcus Smith, and Riley Cooper.
“We greatly surpassed our initial goals, and I am humbled by all of the support we received tonight,” said Barwin in a press release from the Eagles. “We proved that this community can do special things when we all work together. It’s remarkable to think that an entertaining night like this will ultimately help to restore one of our city’s most beloved parks.”