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Marisa & Team Fred Barnett Win the NRG Charity Game at The Linc

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.

Marisa Magnatta on Twitter

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:

Marisa Magnatta on Twitter

With the Birds on a bye week, #TeamBarnett highlights dominate the @FOX29philly sports report #NRGCharityGame #CHAMPIONS https://t.co/Xazdy42PMw

That's CSN's Natalie Egenolf taking drastic measures to keep me out of the end zone.

Marisa Magnatta, left, WMMR personality, and Chris O'Connell, Fox 29 News anchor, celebrate a score during the 4th annual NRG Charity Flag Football Game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Monday, Oct., 3, 2016. Each player played for a Philadelphia-area charity, and in total NRG donated $30,000. (Mark Stehle/AP Images for NRG Home)
Marisa Magnatta, left, WMMR personality, and Chris O'Connell, Fox 29 News anchor, celebrate a score during the 4th annual NRG Charity Flag Football Game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Monday, Oct., 3, 2016. Each player played for a Philadelphia-area charity, and in total NRG donated $30,000. (Mark Stehle/AP Images for NRG Home)

Then there was inevitable post-game trash talking (Dan McQuade/@dhm is quite the sore loser):

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Special congratulations to Tony who earned the MVP trophy and an extra large donation to his charity, Save the Children Syria.

Roberto Torres on Twitter

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!

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More fun game highlights and a nice message from our friends at Philabundance about how NRG is helping the community:

NRG Charity Game 2016 Highlights

Uploaded by Marisa Magnatta on 2016-10-04.