Carson Wentz has been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and their local community for just north of two calendar years.
Already a legend in having helped the Eagles win their first ever Super Bowl last season, the former No. 2 overall pick is now doing everything possible to help the Philadelphia community.
That includes hosting a celebrity home-run derby at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Friday. It drew a whopping 25,000 fans, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie included.
Carson Wentz on his @AO1Foundation: “It’s just being able to be a blessing to so many and I really believe it’s just getting started.”
Wentz on his rehab: “It’s hurting me a little bit to not be fully participating but that’ll come.” pic.twitter.com/yXoi2M8blz
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 2, 2018
During the event for the quarterback’s AO1 Foundation, Wentz announced that he’s drawing up plans to bring a free food truck service to Philadelphia for those in need. Legitimately, all the food offered from said truck will be free of charge. That’s just some awesome stuff right there.
In addition to this, Wentz presented a $520,000 check to Mission of Hope Haiti for the construction of a sports complex in the poor Caribbean country.
Carson Wentz’s @AO1Foundation tonight will present a check for $520k to Mission of Hope Haiti for the construction of a sports complex in Haiti. Wentz also announces a food truck titled “Thy Kingdom Crumb” will drive around Philly giving out free food to those in need. pic.twitter.com/7ZdsR72HLI
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 1, 2018
It goes without saying that Wentz is taking his role as franchise quarterback seriously. In doing so, he’s certainly playing a role within the local Philadelphia community. It’s this type of compassion and altruism that has made Wentz a fan favorite.
Job well done, kind sir.