The Philadelphia Soul (10-3) announce a volunteer effort, assisting the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together, JBJ Soul Foundation, Lowe's, Carter's Kids and other partners in Building a Healthy Neighborhood, to lend a helping hand to low-income families and homeowners to upgrade the health and safety of their neighborhoods.
June 14 thru Saturday June 16, the Soul will be at 62nd Street and
Lancaster Avenue in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia volunteering
their time to upgrade the neighborhood in a myriad of ways.
a real 'team' effort, the Soul will be in attendance helping with
repairs on 30 homes, the installation of a playground for local
children, landscaping the neighborhood and creating community garden.
Soulman, the mascot of the Philadelphia Soul, will be appearing on
Saturday as part of the Community Celebration, which includes music,
face painters and bbq. Players scheduled to help on Thursday include:
Dan Raudabaugh, Tiger Jones, Dusty Bear, Derrick Ross, Zipp Duncan and
Christian Johnson, with a warm-up provided by the Soulmates both
Thursday and Friday morning.
am grateful to the JBJ Soul Foundation for inviting us to be a part of
this amazing project and introducing us to Rebuilding Together," said
Soul Director of Community Relations, Melissa Demyan. "I am proud to
have the support of the Soul organization behind me; staff, Soulmates
and players, in an effort to give back to this deserving neighborhood. I
encourage all Soul fans to come out and help us."
effort kicks off Thursday, June 14 with building prep and the
playground build. The rebuild work continues Friday, June 15 along with
the completion and dedication of the playground. All volunteers on
Thursday and Friday will receive a voucher to attend the Philadelphia
Soul game on Sunday, June 24th as a token of thanks for their time,
courtesy of the Philadelphia Soul.
endeavor culminates Saturday, June 16 when the rebuild of the
neighborhood is completed, with a community resource fair and the