Philadelphia Eagles’ Tight End Brent Celek and His Take Flight Foundation Provide Thanksgiving Feasts for 200 Local Families
In partnership with ACME, The Official Supermarket of the Philadelphia Eagles
PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Eagles’ tight end, Brent Celek, and his Take Flight Foundation hosted 200 at-risk Philadelphia area families with seriously or chronically ill children at a local ACME for its Annual “Operation Thanksgiving” on Tuesday evening.
In partnership with ACME, The Official Supermarket of the Philadelphia Eagles, Celek and his Take Flight Foundation provided the fixings for a full Thanksgiving holiday feast as well as autographed footballs for patients and their families.
“ACME is happy to have supported this great cause,” said Jim Perkins, president of AMCE Markets. “At this time of the year, it means a lot to us to provide a complete Thanksgiving dinner to these families with critically ill loved ones. The ACME team and our vendor partners wish these families a peaceful holiday season.”
The Take Flight Foundation invited patients from local hospitals, including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Temple Pediatric Care and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
“Through my experiences with the Take Flight Foundation, I have witnessed how challenging it can be to care for a sick child,” said Celek. “Hopefully, we can help lighten the load just a little bit with these gifts from Operation Thanksgiving and put some smiles on these faces for the holidays.”
Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation
Established in 2010, Brent Celek’s Take Flight Foundation is on a mission to provide opportunities, support and resources along with daily support and life-changing experiences to seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families in need throughout Greater Philadelphia. For more information, please visit brentcelek.org.