Philadelphia Eagles Brent Celek Raises More Than $85,000 at Fourth Annual Celebrity Waiter Night to Benefit Take Flight Foundation
Posted By:  Sean Cox
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (Oct. 9, 2013) - Thursday, October 3 marked the Fourth Annual Celebrity Waiter Night of Philadelphia Eagles Tight End Brent Celek. Presented by the official grocer of the Eagles, ACME Markets, and hosted at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Celek and his teammates helped serve 230 guests appetizers at a cocktail reception presented by M&T Bank and a three course meal to benefit Celek's Take Flight Foundation.

Celek's attending teammates included TE James Casey, LB Trent Cole, WR Riley Cooper, TE Zach Ertz, QB Nick Foles, RB LeSean McCoy, WR Will Murphy and LS Jon Dorenbos. Radio personalities Michael Barkann and Ike Reese from the Mike and Ike Show on CBS Philly emceed the evening.

"We do this for the kids," said Celek. "If we can put just one smile on the face of a suffering kid, then it's worth it."

Including a $20,000 donation from ACME Markets, $85,995 was raised for the foundation through the efforts of the evening's event.

Celek's next program, Operation Thanksgiving, is scheduled for November 25. At this event ACME and vendor partners will join forces with the Take Flight Foundation to provide $20,000 in turkeys, hams and all the trimmings for 200 Philadelphia-area family's Thanksgiving meals.

The mission of Celek's Take Flight Foundation is to provide seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families throughout Greater Philadelphia with daily support and life changing experiences.

About Brent Celek's Take Flight Foundation
Brent Celek founded the Take Flight Foundation in 2010 with the primary focus to provide seriously ill and physically challenged children throughout Greater Philadelphia with daily support and life changing experiences.  To date, Take Flight Foundation has touched the lives of more than 100,000 children. For more information visit www.brentcelek.org.

About ACME Markets
ACME Markets Inc. began in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia, emphasizing quality products, low prices, and friendly service. Over 120 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect. Today, ACME operates 112 stores, including Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, employing more than 10,000 associates. The company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve. For more information visit www.acmemarkets.com Media inquiries: Angela Perez, Communications and Public Affairs Manager 610-889-4006.

About M&T Bank
Founded in 1856, M&T Bank Corp. (www.mtb.com) is one of the 20 largest U.S. bank holding companies, with more than 725 branch offices and 2,000 ATMs in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington D.C.



 
 
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