Photos by Brent Tehven
June 2 saw Carson Wentz’s AO1 Foundation hold their first annual charity softball game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Carson’s Philadelphia Eagles teammates turned out in support of the charity along with more than 25,000 fans. The 25 Eagles competed in a home run derby and the softball game itself.
The mission of the AO1 Foundation is to uplift those around the world by demonstrating God’s love for His people. Recently, the foundation has taken up efforts in Haiti as Carson and AO1 strive to build a sports complex in the Caribbean country. In May alone, the foundation generated $520,000 in donations to Mission of Hope: Haiti. A check for $520,000 was presented to Mission of Hope: Haiti at the softball event.
In total, the AO1 Foundation’s inaugural softball game brought in over $850,000 in donations. “I’m grateful for my teammates, volunteers and guests at tonight’s game for the encouragement and support they’ve given me and the foundation,” Wentz said. “By coming together, we all have the opportunity to leave a positive, lasting mark on people and communities in Philadelphia and around the world.” Due to the success of this first softball event, Carson has announced via Twitter that there will be “round 2” next summer.
You can find out more information and donate to Carson Wentz’s AO1 Foundation at ao1foundation.org.