SportsRadio 94WIP/Eagles Radiothon Raises More Than $290k For Area Youth
September 5, 2014 at 1:45 PM (PT)
CBS RADIO SPORTSRADIO 94WIP/PHILADELPHIA and the PHILADELPHIA EAGLES announced that the 2014 EAGLES RADIOTHON raised more than $290,000, exceeding last year’s total by more than $100,000 and setting a record.
All proceeds will benefit EAGLES YOUTH PARTNERSHIP (EYP) and its various programs that serve over 50,000 low income children in THE community every year with a focus on health and education programming.
The three-day auction that ran from TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd to THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th offered EAGLES fans and 94WIP listeners the opportunity to bid on sports and entertainment experience prizes involving their favorite EAGLES players and SPORTSRADIO 94WIP radio personalities. Participating shows included ANGELO CATALDI & THE MORNING TEAM, MICHAEL BARKANN & IKE REESE, ANTHONY GARGANO & ROB ELLIS and JOSH INNES.
“We are amazed and so grateful for the amount of support and generosity our community has shown for the EAGLES RADIOTHON as we surpassed last year’s total,” said SARAH MARTINEZ-HELFMAN, EYP Executive Director. “EAGLES YOUTH PARTNERSHIP would like to thank 94WIP hosts and staff, radio listeners, auction bidders and Eagles fans everywhere for so graciously offering their time, commitment and resources to a great cause. Underprivileged children in the Greater PHILADELPHIA area will now receive the vital health and educational services needed, thanks to this community-wide effort. It’s thrilling when sport becomes a force for good.”
“The kindness and generosity of WIP listeners and EAGLES fans never fails to astonish me,” said SVP/Market Manager CBS RADIO PHILADELPHIA MARC RAYFIELD. “Every year the donations we raise during the WIP EAGLES RADIOTHON exceeds our expectations, but this year we set an all-time record. RADIOTHON is a source of pride among everybody at WIP. By working with EAGLES YO0UTH PARTNERSHIP, we’re able to help children here in the DELAWARE VALLEY through important programs that improve the local community.”