PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles and SportsRadio 94WIP have announced that the annual Eagles Radiothon will hit airwaves starting at 6 am on Tuesday, Sept. 2 and will close on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6 pm. Through this auction, fans will be able to bid on exclusive sports and entertainment prizes with many involving their favorite Eagles players and SportsRadio 94WIP personalities. All proceeds will benefit Eagles Youth Partnership’s vital health and education programs that serve over 50,000 low income children in our community every year.
“The Eagles Radiothon is the ultimate win-win for everyone,” said Sarah Martinez-Helfman, Eagles Youth Partnership Executive Director. “WIP listeners get to hear their favorite Eagles call in to the station, bidders can win experiences of a lifetime and, as a result, children in the Greater Philadelphia region receive vision care, literacy programs and revitalized playgrounds from the money we raise. SportsRadio 94WIP has been a generous host of the Eagles Radiothon for many years and we thank them for their commitment to Eagles Youth Partnership and the 50,000 children we serve.”
Starting at 6 am on Tuesday, Sept. 2, fans will be able to call into SportsRadio 94WIP and place bids on a variety of sports and entertainment prizes through the station’s phone banks. Bidding closes at 6 pm on Thursday, Sept. 4. The auction hotline to call is 888-729-9494. Participating shows include Angelo Cataldi & The Morning Team (5:30 am – 10 am), Michael Barkann and Ike Reese (10 am – 1 pm), Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis (1 pm – 6 pm), and Josh Innes (6p-10p).
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“All year long, SportsRadio 94WIP takes pride in having some of the loudest mouths in sports media,” said Senior VP/Market Manager CBS Radio Philadelphia, Marc Rayfield. “The station has built its reputation on strong opinions, but during the WIP Eagles Radiothon those same personalities show how big their hearts are. We’ve had a longstanding partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles and Eagles Youth Partnership. For a couple of days, our air staff relies on the equity and goodwill they have built with their audience to get them to bid on exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. As a result, the partnership has raised over a million dollars for programs that help the less fortunate right here in the Delaware Valley.”
Some of the highlighted prizes include: a round of golf at Merion with Nick Foles; meet and greet with Chip Kelly after filming of Eagles Game Plan; watch film and have lunch with general manager Howie Roseman; Monday Night Football viewing party at Prime Stache with Brent Celek; deep sea fishing with Brandon Boykin; bowling with Jeremy Maclin; batting practice at Citizens Bank Park with Riley Cooper; XBOX Challenge and pizza party with Zach Ertz; trip for two to Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1; run out of the tunnel with the Eagles before the Monday Night Football matchup against the Panthers; attend the team’s pre-game meal and ride the team bus before a home game; play a round of golf with Merrill Reese; movie night with 94WIP’s Glen Macnow and Ray Didinger at the NovaCare Complex; opportunity to have 94WIP’s Morning Show, Midday Show or Afternoon Show broadcast remotely from your place of business.
Tweet It: .@EYP set to host annual @EaglesRadiothon. Tune into @SportsRadioWIP Sept 2-4 for details. To view the full prize list and for further information on the Eagles Radiothon, please visit www.cbsphilly.com/radiothon or www.philadelphiaeagles.com/radiothon or call 215-463-2500.
Cindy Webster, SportsRadio 94WIP – 610-299-7251, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brett Strohsacker, Philadelphia Eagles – 215-495-4006, email@example.com
About SportsRadio WIP
WIP is one of the first all-sports formatted stations in the nation and programming for the top-rated outlet can be heard on 94.1FM. The CBS RADIO property is the leading stations of its kind in Philadelphia and serves as the flagship stations for the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies. WIP is home to Angelo Cataldi and the morning team, and also annually hosts Wing Bowl prior to the Super Bowl in front of a sold-out crowd at the Wells Fargo Center. The station’s programming is available on-air, online at http://www.cbsphilly.com and via the Radio.com application for a variety of mobile devices. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 126 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates Sports Radio 610 AM, WPHT-AM, WOGL-FM and KYW-AM in Philadelphia.
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