Philadelphia Eagles Owner Donates Generous Amount For Honorable Cause

Published 12/30/2021, 2:30 PM EST


Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has become the latest member in the NFL community to donate to the Parker’s Fund. His valuable $10,000 donation to the 11-year-old Parker Dickerson will now be utilized to provide a better future to the boy. A boy who has recently lost both of his parents due to cancer.

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The boy was the son of Jeff Dickerson, a former Chicago Bears beat reporter. Jeff, 44, unfortunately, expired on Tuesday of complications from colon cancer. His untimely death has left his child, Parker, with no parents. Parker’s mother, Caitlin Dickerson died of melanoma (skin cancer) just two years ago after battling through it for eight years.

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Philadelphia Eagles, WFT, Colts, and Bears contribute big

The NFL community on Tuesday joined hands to help the young kid. Out of those who have donated have donated big are Washington Football Team’s owners Dan and Tanya Snyder, the owner of Indianapolis Colts, Jim Irsay, and the Bears who have donated $25,000 each. Recently, the Philadelphia Eagles have also joined the group by contributing a sum of $10,000 to the fund.

Furthermore, Fox NFL reporter Jay Glazer ($5,000) and the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks ($2,500 each) have also made their fair share of contribution to the fund. However, what was most surprising was to see an anonymous donor pledged a huge sum of $60,000 to the fund.

The fundraiser for Parker Dickerson

After being left with no parent, the 11-year-old’s sister-in-law Jen Etling Hobin started a fundraiser in the name of Parker Dickerson. She has also explained the way in which she would utilize the funds thus received for Parker.

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“Many people have reached out wanting to know how they can support Parker. We set up this fund to do exactly that. Please know that every dollar raised will directly support Parker’s education, health, and welfare … and yes, his athletics. Parker will continue to be surrounded by many fans – doting grandparents Sandy & George, Grandma Patty, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We hope this fund becomes a lasting tribute to a loving father, son, a great brother-in-law, uncle, professional, coach, colleague, and friend.”

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So far a humongous sum of $608,043 has been collected, shattering the target for $100,000. It was good to see people care and support Parker, especially during the time when he needs the most. Although the loss of both parents cannot be compared with a value, these donations will help him get along through his days as a juvenile.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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