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Donations

2011 Donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Flag Football for the Kids held its annual charity flag football tournament on October 15th, 2011 at FDR Park in Philadelphia. The tournament was a huge success with almost twice as many teams as last year! Once again, all proceeds were donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Our donation specifically helped a young girl and her family experience the wonders of Disney World! Everyone at Flag Football for the Kids is extremely honored and excited to raise money for Make-A-Wish and to help their great cause.

2012 Donation

From Left: Gretchen Smith (Make-A-Wish), Matthew Elias (FFK president).
Not pictured: Michael Shumski and Neil Harrison from FFK

If you would like more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, please visit their national website (www.wish.org) and their Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley chapter website (philadelphia.wish.org).

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2010 Donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Flag Football for the Kids held its largest charity event to date on October 16th, 2010 at FDR Park in Philadelphia, as flag football teams from across the region gathered to play in our first annual charity flag football tournament - The Tournament of Champions. The event raised a significant amount of money for the Make-A-Wish Fodunation, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Our donation specifically helped a 4-year-old girl and her family experience the joys of Disney World, and everyone involved with Flag Football for the Kids was extremely excited to raise money for Make-A-Wish and their wonderful cause!

Make-A-Wish Donation

From Left: Tara Wedin, Make-A-Wish Representative, Michael Shumski, Matthew Elias

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Photos of our donation's young recipient in Disney World!

If you would like more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, please visit their national website (www.wish.org) and their Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley chapter website (philadelphia.wish.org).

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2009-2010 Donation to the Ronald McDonald Camp

With the fundraising of regional flag football teams and with the generosity of local and national sponsors, we nearly quadrupled our donation from the previous year. Our donation went to the Ronald McDonald House's summer camp in the Pocono Mountains for children with cancer, along with their siblings.

Our 2009-2010 Donation:

  1. "Adopt-a-Camper" program, completely covering the expenses for a child's trip to camp
  2. Sports equipment (pictured below) to be used at the camp by this child and others

Ronald McDonald Camp

From Left: Michael Shumski (FFK co-chair), Suzie Norvilas (Ronald McDonald Camp counselor,
Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Family Room Coordinator), Matthew Elias (FFK co-chair)

For more information about the Ronald McDonald Camp or to find out how to donate to their camp directly, please visit their website (http://www.ronaldmcdonaldcamp.com).

To donate to the Ronald McDonald House itself, please visit the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House's website (http://www.philarmh.org). The two houses in Philadelphia provide a home away from home for families of children receiving treatment in local hospitals. The help they provide young patients and their families is simply extraordinary, and we are proud to donate to this great organization.

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2008-2009 Donation to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

2008 donation to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

From Left: Michael Shumski (FFK co-chair), Matthew Elias (FFK co-chair), representative of the
Child Life Department from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) accepting donation.

2008 Donation to CHOP

At The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), patient rooms and community "play rooms" are equipped with Playstation 2 video game systems. In line with our mission and the needs of CHOP, as identified by their Child Life Department, FFK donated 16 brand-new Playstation 2 video games following the Fall 2008 season. While our donation included essential titles, such as Madden Football, NBA 2K, and Tiger Woods Golf, the games spanned the gamut of sports and non-sports titles.

"Illness and hospitalization are stressful events in the lives of children and their families."

"Play experiences can help children to cope and adjust to illness and hospitalization. Play is one way we meet the developmental, psychosocial, emotional and educational needs of our patients." -CHOP website

 

 

Interested in donating or would like to get involved??? E-mail us: flag.football.for.the.kids@gmail.com

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