Post originally appeared on Pro Sports Notes
November 8, 2018
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Fashion Touchdown 2018: A night with the Eagles for a great cause
Posted on November 8, 2018
Fashion Touchdown 2018
Fashion Touchdown is an event hosted by fashion designer, Nicole Miller to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organization. Presented and sponsored by Marrone Law Firm, this year, the event took place at the Fillmore in Philadelphia and was absolutely beautiful. There was a party before, a fashion show, a live auction, a silent auction, and an after party. I was lucky enough to attend the event with my mom and had an amazing time.
What is the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America?
According to their website, the purpose of BBBS is to “help[s] children realize their full potential and build out their futures.” As a result, there are currently 1,200 kids on the waiting list and it takes about $1,700 to match a little with a big. These kids wait an average of 20 months to get their match. Their mission is to “provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.”
CEO of BBBS Independence Region, Marcus Allen spoke early in the program about the organization. One of the littles also came to the stage to share his story. Both of his parents were suffering from drug addiction and couldn’t care for him and his 5 siblings. His grandparents took him in and he entered the program. He has taken several day trips to museums, and different national landmarks with his big. Furthermore he’s helped him through school and will be taking him on college visits in the spring.
It really is a fantastic program to help kids achieve their full potential and be successful in their lives.
The Nicole Miller fashion show
The fashion show began with Nicole Miller’s line, modeled by a few professionals and also the wives and significant others of a few Eagles players. Obviously, Fashion Touchdown wouldn’t have been complete without the fashion portion. Some of the Eagles players wives joined in the fun and modeled some looks from Miller’s new line.
Elizabeth Herremans rocked this sparkly dress.
Morrisa Jenkins also turned heads during the show.
Erika Lee, fiance of Rodney McLeod modeled Nicole Miller’s Eagles themed leather jacket.
Sarah Maragos looked great in an Eagles-themed dress.
Of course, Madison Wentz was also in attendance.
As most Eagles fans know, Damari Savile is a fashion brand/store supplying custom measured and tailored suits for millennials looking to enhance their wardrobe. Furthermore, The company is co-owned and co-founded by Jay Amin and Philadelphia Eagle, Malcolm Jenkins.
Several Philadelphia Eagles players walked in the show, modeling suits custom made by Savile.
Todd Herremans participated in the show.
Eagles safety Chris Maragos walked as well.
Linebacker, Jordan Hicks, wore a custom suit. This suit was made with the assistance of a Savile intern, who is a member of the BBBS program.
Star defensive end Brandon Graham walked the green carpet.
The recently retired tight end, Brent Celek, paired his custom suit with his Super Bowl ring.
Injured safety, Rodney McLeod made his knee brace a fashion statement over his beautiful Savile suit.
Zach Ertz made an appearance as well.
Lastly, of course, the Green Goblin was in attendance rocking another suit made with the help of a BBBS intern.
What makes our Eagles players so great
It’s no secret that a good majority of the Eagles team involves themselves in the community in some way or another. They use their platform to help give back to the city and make the world a better place. As much as I think that’s great, I also know that they don’t HAVE to do that. They aren’t obligated to spend their free time or money on some of these things. So the fact that they do is amazing. There are plenty of people in the world making the same kind of money who don’t use it to help people. Above all else, we are lucky to have a team full of players that give back consistently.
Not only that, but we also have a full team of genuinely nice individuals. The players were at the before party taking pictures and talking to fans. In addition, all of these guys were really great to chat with. They didn’t have to keep up conversations with people but they did. I think that says a lot about them as individuals but also about the culture of the Philadelphia Eagles organization. As a result, no matter what happens on the field, we are really lucky to have these guys representing our team.
A great event for a great cause
Finally, Fashion Touchdown 2018 was a great event to raise money for a fantastic cause. It was a night of fashion and football that was memorable for all!