Carson Wentz Announces Plan to Build Sports Complex in Haiti Cheap Carson Wentz Jersey
The Eagles quarterback’s AO1 Foundation is seeking donations for the project, with Wentz himself matching up to $500,000.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was so touched by the mission trip he took to Haiti last offseason that this year he decided to go back and build a state-of-the-art sports complex for residents cheap nfl jerseys.
Wentz’s charitable endeavor, the AO1 Foundation, has partnered with Mission of Hope: Haiti to collect donations for the project over the next two weeks. And Wentz himself will match that fundraising total up to $500,000.
The finished sports complex will boast 10 soccer fields, two indoor basketball courts, six outdoor courts, a track and field arena, dormitories, locker rooms, and a community park with Wi-Fi access. Phase one of the project is already underway thanks to the work of Wentz and a few of his Eagles teammates.
Of course this mission is not all about sports. It’s also centered on Wentz’s strong Christian faith.
“While the AO1 Foundation believes that sports can teach valuable lessons to help advance the Haitian youth, we understand the ultimate goal is to reach these kids for Christ,” a statement from the foundation reads. “One of the beauties of the Sports Complex is that every North American and Haitian worker will be trained to include aspects of the Gospel when interacting with kids. Through these interactions with mentors and older role models, we believe children will begin to change the way they view the world around them.”
You can hear Wentz talk more about the project with NBC10’s John Clark below.
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When we last spoke to Carson Wentz a couple weeks ago, Dallas Goedert was an unknown college tight end and Darren Sproles was a free agent.
Now, they’re two more weapons for the Eagles’ once and future quarterback.
Wentz, an interview with John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia, spoke highly of Goedert, whom he knows from their days competing against each other in the Missouri Valley Conference, and said he’s thrilled the Eagles re-signed Sproles.
Goedert, the Eagles’ second-round pick, gives Wentz a second big-play tight end opposite Pro Bowler Zach Ertz.
“I knew Dallas,” Wentz said. “I had seen him. I don’t think he played much back when I played, but the last two years, just watching NDSU games, I was just like, ‘Who is this guy?’ cheap jerseys wholesale
“He was torching us. We actually have the same agents and so I have gotten the chance to talk to him a couple times. Once I saw his name called, I shot him a text right away. I was really excited, especially to have another weapon like that.
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Sproles, who suffered a season-ending ACL injury just three games into last year, re-signed last week for his fourth year with the Eagles.
Sproles, entering his 14th NFL season, has more than 8,000 career yards from scrimmage and needs 845 yards to become the fifth player in NFL history with 20,000 career all-purpose yards.
“I’m excited,” Wentz said. “I’m excited because I saw Sproles, obviously being his teammate the last two years, when he was playing I just saw how he was, how he carried himself in meetings and practice.
“But then seeing him go through his injury. We were obviously in there together quite a bit and seeing how he approached and attacked rehab. You could just see he was so determined from the moment he got hurt that it wasn’t going to be his last (season).
“I’ve just seen him take strides, make strides already. I believe that he’ll come back stronger than ever as well. He’ll be a little ticked off about it too. He didn’t get to play in that Super Bowl like a handful of us didn’t. He’ll be more than motivated and I’m excited to get him back.”
As for himself, Wentz said he doesn’t buy into the notion that he won’t be the same player when he comes back from his knee injury as he was before Cheap Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys.
“Honestly, I don’t think like that,” he said. “I’m a very positive thinker, optimistic. I’ve heard those things. I’ve heard the other side of the story too, where guys feel awesome (after surgery).
“We’ll see. Time will tell. I’m believing that I’ll feel great and I’ll come back stronger than ever…. I’m not afraid of that because I don’t believe that will be the case.”
Wentz this week announced his campaign to match up to $500,000 of donations to build a sports and education complex for kids in Haiti.