• The bank surprised The Thomas Edison High School football team and coaches with new protective gear, tackling equipment, Eagles merchandise, and tickets to upcoming Eagles game
  • Santander teamed up with Eagles Players Jalen Mills and Matt Pryor for a surprise appearance

PHILADELPHIA, October 14, 2019 

As part of an ongoing effort to promote respect in the communities in which they serve, Santander Bank teamed up with the Philadelphia Eagles to surprise the Thomas Edison High School football team with new equipment. As the official bank of the Eagles, Santander asked Eagles players Jalen Mills and Matt Pryor to join them in taking over the team’s practice at the North Philadelphia school to deliver brand new football equipment, including 50 new pairs of shoulder pads, cleats, and practice pants, as well as tackling wheels and shields. Santander also surprised the team with shirts and tickets to the Eagles home game on November 3 against Chicago.

In addition to the equipment donation, Santander Bank’s District Executive for the North Dave Thompson and Director of Community Partnerships Julie Vetack and Mills and Pryor recognized the Thomas Edison team and Head Coach William Hughes for their determination and hard work on and off the field before presenting the team with tickets to the Eagles game and merchandise. The football team, which features Barbara Dussinger, one of the only female players in the area, continues to embody respect and inclusivity, principles found at the core of Santander Bank and the Eagles organization.