Come join us for as night of fellowship, great tenderloin, beer & wine, and a great cause! We'll be honoring Eagles legend Vince Papale.
Walt Disney Pictures' 2006 release of INVINCIBLE continued their tradition of motivating sports stories - it’s a stirring football drama starring Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale, an ordinary guy who, against all odds, takes his shot at every fan’s fantasy of going from the grandstands to the gridiron. It has been described that Papale’s odds of achieving his wildest lifelong dream of playing for the Eagles as “one in a gazillion!”. Come out and meet the legend.
It was 1976 when this 30-year-old, a teacher and coach at his high school alma mater, and ten-year Eagles season ticket holder, took on a challenge and entered the unprecedented public tryout for his beloved Eagles. Although he never played a down in college football, Vince was inspired by his high school coach mentor, who told him “Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make those dreams come true.” He not only paid the price and made the cut . . . he made history!
It was a time when Philadelphia fans were badly in need of a champion from their ranks and Vince answered the call. Electrifying the fans and eventually winning over skeptical teammates with his gritty play, Papale helped the Eagles rediscover their winning ways. From being voted Special Teams Captain by his teammates to earning Eagles “man of the Year’ in 1978 for his numerous charitable activities Papale was an NFL sensation until a shoulder injury ended his playing career in 1979. Having now added “cancer survivor” to his bio, Papale continues to hold the record for being the oldest rookie in the National Football League (kickers excluded). He was recently honored by the Eagles and their fans and was named “Most Outstanding Special Teams Player” during a celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles 75th anniversary.
“Not often can a person see a film made about their own life’s journey,” Papale said of Invincible. “What’s even rarer is having that movie described as inspirational, motivational, and giving hope. There’s a feeling of intense pride and humility that, at times, is overwhelming.”
All proceeds from this event will benefit Vince Papale’s charity of choice, The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation (ATBMF).
Come see Vince Papale, support this worthy cause and have a great night on this Father's Day Weekend - see you on June 20th!
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