Blog post from Marisa:
Our friends at NRG energy host an annual media flag football game at Lincoln Financial Field and this year I was honored to receive an invitation to play! Not only was I receiving the opportunity to step onto the same field I spend my Sundays looking down upon while wedged in green plastic seats surrounded by family and friends, but my participation would also tie into a donation to the Philadelphia Red Cross.
TY @nrgenergy for inviting me into the #NRGCharityGame at @LFFStadium AND donating to @RedCrossPhilly #whataday #justmynameonanNFLlocker
24 members of various local media outlets were divided into four groups and assigned a celebrity coach. I'll spare you the details, because the only team you need to know about is the winning team (my team!) coached by former Eagles Wide Receiver, Fred Barnett: Cory Donovan (Philly.com), Sean Bell & Chris O'Connell (Fox 29), Roberta Pipto (HomeMadeDelish.com) & Tony Abraham (Generocity.org)
We dominated the field... and the six o'clock sports report:
With the Birds on a bye week, #TeamBarnett highlights dominate the @FOX29philly sports report #NRGCharityGame #CHAMPIONS https://t.co/Xazdy42PMw
Special congratulations to Tony who earned the MVP trophy and an extra large donation to his charity, Save the Children Syria.
And it's his birthday. Does it get any better than this @TonyAbraham ? #NRGCharityGame
Way to go, Team Barrett!!
Today #TeamBarnett walked away CHAMPIONS in the the #NRGCharityGame ???????? The real winners though are the local charities each player selected who collectively received $30,000 - #RedCross #Manna #Philabundance #RonaldMcDonaldHouse #SaveTheChildrenSyria #RedPawRelief #HopeWorksCamden #CHOP. Tks #NRG!
See this Instagram photo by @marisamagnatta * 241 likes
More fun game highlights and a nice message from our friends at Philabundance about how NRG is helping the community:
Uploaded by Marisa Magnatta on 2016-10-04.