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Eagles Jason Kelce, Malcolm Jenkins to keynote JCC Sports Award Dinner

JASON KELCE JASON KELCE Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles starting center, and Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles free safety, will be the keynote speakers at the Katz JCC’s 8th annual Sports Award Dinner, presented by NFI and the Ravitz Family Foundation, on Monday, Sept. 17.

“Kelce and Jenkins are an incredible duo and beloved by Eagles fans everywhere. We’re so fortunate to have them in Cherry Hill as our keynote speakers for the Sports Award Dinner this year,” said Jeff Brown, event co-chair and representing presenting sponsor NFI.

“The Sports Award Dinner is also about honoring members of our community for their volunteerism and participation in athletics. Our honorees this year will definitely inspire others to follow in their footsteps,” added Jason Ravitz, event co-chair and representing presenting sponsor the Ravitz Family Foundation.

Kelce and Jenkins will join the ranks of past Sports Award Dinner keynote speakers including Donovan McNabb, Cole Hamels, Shane Victorino, Aly Raisman, LeSean McCoy, Chip Kelly, Charles Barkley and Brian Dawkins.

MALCOLM JENKINS MALCOLM JENKINS This past season, Kelce started in all 16 games and finished the season with his best to date. He was selected as a First-team All-Pro and was the highest rated offensive lineman and named Run Blocker of the Year by Pro Football Focus. He forever endeared himself to Philly fans by famously dressing as a Mummer and giving an impassioned speech during the Eagles’ Super Bowl Parade. He is the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award, which is given to select NFL players as voted on by their teammates as role models of inspiration, sportsmanship and courage.

Jenkins, a dynamic playmaker and pillar in the Eagles locker room, will begin his sixth season with the Birds this fall. He has earned two Super Bowl titles in his career, and just last season finished the season with 76 combined tackles, two interceptions, and a sack in 16 games as a starter. He is committed to impacting the lives of youth and communities through The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. In 2017, he was awarded the NFLPA Byron Whizzer White Award, the highest honor bestowed on NFL players, for his profound dedication to positively impacting his team, community and country.

The JCC Sports Award Dinner is open to the public and recognizes community leaders who serve as positive role models to children, teens, and adults in South Jersey. Kelce and Jenkins will speak about the inspiring impact that sports have had on their lives and share highlights of their careers, most notably being crowned Super Bowl LII Champions. In addition to Kelce and Jenkins appearing, the event will honor three local Jewish community members who have made an impact in sports.

Proceeds from the Sports Award Dinner will provide financial assistance and services for children of all ages and abilities. Services include youth sports leagues, nutrition counseling, wellness classes, obesity prevention and adaptive fitness and aquatics programs for those with special needs.

The JCC Sports Award Dinner will begin at 5:45 p.m., and includes dinner and dessert and a sports memorabilia auction in addition to the keynote speakers and awards to the three honorees. General admissions tickets and patron ticket packages with reserved seating are available.

To purchase tickets, please visit www.katzjcc.org/sportsaward or call Nancy Caporusso at (856) 424-4444, ext. 1267.

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