PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — SportsRadio 94WIP and the Eagles have raised more than $170,000 over a two-day auction on September 6th and 7th as part of the annual Eagles radiothon.
All proceeds will benefit Eagles Charitable Foundation, which provides families in the Philadelphia region with greater access to vision care and autism research.
“The money you just raised from these past two days will provide eye exams and eye glasses for almost 6,000 children in the greater Philadelphia area,” Eagles president Don Smolenski told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Thursday.
“On behalf of the Philadelphia Eagles, I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone who made this year’s Radiothon a success,” said Christina Weiss Lurie, President Eagles Charitable Foundation, Eagles Social Responsibility. “The annual support and valuable resources that SportsRadio 94WIP continues to supply for the Radiothon have contributed greatly to Eagles Charitable Foundation’s mission of providing children in the Philadelphia region with greater access to vision care. To our fans, the auction bidders, staff members and 94WIP hosts, we are truly thankful for your generous contributions and involvement.”
Some of the top auction items included a trip to Super Bowl LI in Houston, TX ($14,000), three 94WIP Morning Show remote broadcasts ($11,500 each), private magic show performed by Eagles LS Jon Dorenbos ($9,000), passing clinic with Eagles QB Carson Wentz at the NovaCare Complex ($8,000).
“The WIP Eagles Radiothon is a wonderful team effort with one common goal of helping raise money for Eagles Charitable Foundation,” said Senior VP/Market Manager CBS Radio Philadelphia, David Yadgaroff. “We’re once again overwhelmed by the generosity of WIP listeners and Eagles fans in our community. It’s particularly rewarding to know that some of the money this year will go towards autism research. We’re all very proud to know that the WIP Eagles Radiothon helps fund programs that improve the lives of so many children right here at home. Thank you to the staff and volunteers who work so hard to make the Radiothon a huge success.”