Super Bowl Guide: Make a difference with Eagles Autism Challenge

The first $50,000 in online donations raised by new bike participants will be matched up to the fundraising minimum.

PHOTO BY ANDY LEWIS

In celebration of the team’s NFC championship, the Eagles Autism Challenge announced a new promotion to prospective bike participants.

Thanks to the generosity of a season ticket holder, a $50,000 matching gift donation will be extended to new Eagles Autism Challenge registrants who sign up for either the 15-mile, 30-mile or 50-mile` bike routes.

The first $50,000 in online donations raised by new bike participants will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to the fundraising minimum.

“This has been a truly remarkable season, and I’m thrilled to share in this excitement with our loyal fans who have supported us all year long,” said Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. “Our on-field success is a direct result of the relentless passion and enthusiasm that our fans bring to every game. As a token of our appreciation, and on behalf of a very generous Eagles fan, we are proud to announce this matching gift donation to new bike participants who want to help advance autism research with us.

“Your generosity will support our collective vision of bringing thought leaders in the field of autism together to collaborate on innovative research with a transformational impact throughout the world.”

The Eagles Autism Challenge matching gift applies only to new bike participants who register by kickoff of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Those participants’ online donations will be matched until kickoff of the Super Bowl up to a maximum of $50,000 in total donations. Registration fees and any other costs or fees associated with the Eagles Autism Challenge are not subject to the promotion and will not be matched.

The Eagles Autism Challenge, to be held on May 19 at Lincoln Financial Field, is an annual landmark cycling and 5K run/walk fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for innovative research and programs to help unlock the mystery of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The event features cycling routes of 15, 30 and 50 miles, along with a family-friendly 5K run/walk, and will direct 100 percent of participant-raised funds to autism research and programs at three nationally recognized research institutions — Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University and Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.

For more information, visit EaglesAutismChallenge.org ••